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  • Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality
    Anil Ananthaswamy

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    Glimpses of quantum truth appear in diverse interpretations of the double-slit experiment

    In his famous Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman argued that nothing more is needed to get a solid grasp of the behavior of quantum objects than the simple double-slit experiment, in which electrons or photons are fired toward two thin openings cut in a screen. To Feynman, the double-slit experiment encapsulated quantum physics’s one and… Read More
  • When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11: Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal
    Philip Moriarty

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    Science meets metal in a musical introduction to modern physics

    With increasing numbers of students entering tertiary education, maintaining interest in the physical sciences requires new approaches to engagement that marry course content with students’ passions and interests beyond the classroom. In Philip Moriarty’s book, When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11: Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal, introductory physics comes to… Read More
  • What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
    Adam Becker

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    In a critique of the Copenhagen dogma, a physicist gives voice to “quantum dissidents”

    A century after its inception, quantum mechanics continues to puzzle us with dead-and-alive cats, waves “collapsing” into particles, and “spooky action at a distance.” In his first book, What Is Real?, science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker sets out to explore why the physics community is still arguing today about quantum mechanics’s true meaning. For… Read More