If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some
Quantum mechanics and the combinatorial nature of creativity, set to song. Seven decades after Henry David Thoreau explored the limits of knowledge and the value of “useful ignorance,” a very different
Germany's Angela Merkel is the undisputed leader of her political party, and she faces hardly any opposition in her now third parliamentary term as chancellor. In honor of the Bundeskanzlerin's birthday,
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A few times last week at the Schrödinger Sessions workshop, I made reference to books that I think do a good job with particular aspects of quantum physics (in addition to the one that I wrote, that is…).
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