Quantum Theory

Quantum "flashes" could be responsible for the creation of gravity

Quantum Leap<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe. General …

Physics

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

Space

If You Think Quantum Physics Is Weird, Try These Theories

It’s quite a trick to picture a theory even weirder than quantum mechanics. Yet many physicists think the best way to make sense of quantum mechanics …

Quantum Mechanics

Entanglement is an inevitable feature of reality

(Phys.org)—Is entanglement really necessary for describing the physical world, or is it possible to have some post-quantum theory without …

Quantum Mechanics

Way to Go, Einstein; His Time Spent Being Wrong

When you hear someone say “Einstein”, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Is it high IQ… genius… or maybe E=MC2? Do you picture his wild …

Physics

The Beginning of the World from the Point of View of Quantum Theory. : Article : Nature

Letters to Nature<p><i>Nature</i> <b>127</b>, 706 (9 May 1931) |<p>doi:10.1038/127706b0<p>The Beginning of the World from the Point of View of Quantum Theory.<p>G. LEMAÎTRE<p>SIR …

Consciousness

Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles

Physicists are trying to rewrite the axioms of quantum theory from scratch in an effort to understand what it all means. The problem? They’ve been …

Quantum Mechanics

Black holes could delete the Universe

In their latest video, Kurzgesagt takes a look at black holes, specifically how they deal with information. According to the currently accepted …

Space

Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World?

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Entanglement is Necessary for Emergent Classicality in All Physical Theories

Author(s): Jonathan G. Richens, John H. Selby, and Sabri W. Al-SafiOne of the most striking features of quantum theory is the existence of entangled …

Quantum Mechanics

Massive particles test standard quantum theory

In quantum mechanics particles can behave as waves and take many paths through an experiment. It requires only combinations of pairs of paths, rather …

Quantum Mechanics

Not Its Own Meaning: A Hermeneutic of the World

1. Introduction<p>To be amenable to interpretation, things and phenomena must point beyond themselves, thereby embodying semantic value or sense. For …

Consciousness

Quantum Technologies in Space

LISA concept<p>28 July 2017<p>From 11 to 14 September 2017, a variety of stakeholders in space agencies, space industries, and scientific communities will …

Education

This Quantum Theory Says Time Can Flow Backwards

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Quantum Mechanics

Operation: neutrino

How the neutrino went from ghost particle to vital physics tool – a tale of bombs, espionage and subtle flavours<i>By David Kaiser</i>Read at Aeon

Physics

Albert Einstein Quantum Physics Letter Signed

Max Born was a renowned physicist who was crucial for the development of quantum mechanics (and also the Ph.D. supervisor of many important …

Quantum Mechanics

Witness gravity’s quantum side in the lab

Physicists should rethink interference experiments to reveal whether or not general relativity follows classical theory, argue Chiara Marletto and …

Physics

A New Quantum Theory Predicts That the Future Could Be Influencing the Past

A new study challenges what we understand about the workings of time.<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Idea Where The Present Influences The Past Gains Some Theoretical Support

Quantum mechanics is already weird enough, but researchers suggest that we could throw in a bit of time shenanigans to solve a controversial idea …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists May Have Discovered One of the Missing Pieces of Quantum Theory

An Alternative to Quantum Entanglement<p>The quantum world is full of phenomena scientists are still largely grappling with on a theoretical level. One …

Quantum Mechanics

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

The Brain

Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past

(Phys.org)—Although there are many counterintuitive ideas in quantum theory, the idea that influences can travel backwards in time (from the future …

Quantum Mechanics

How quantum trickery can scramble cause and effect

Logic-defying experiments in quantum causality can twist the notion of time itself.<p>Albert Einstein is heading out for his daily stroll and has to …

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum common sense

Despite its confounding reputation, quantum mechanics both guides and helps explain human intuition<i>By Philip Ball</i>Read at Aeon

Quantum Mechanics

Without a big bang, the universe would have crumpled and collapsed immediately | Opinion

It is notoriously difficult to reconcile the two most basic frameworks of the fundamental laws of nature, namely general relativity and quantum …

Space Science

Quantum entanglement, science's 'spookiest' phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

Quantum Mechanics

Einstein letters on quantum theory and God to be auctioned

Letters from Albert Einstein giving colleagues his thoughts on physics, God and Israel in the 1950s go under the hammer at a Jerusalem auction house …

Physics

Albert Einstein letters on science, politics and God could be yours

Several letters written by the iconic, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein will be auctioned off next week. Winner’s Auctions and …

Albert Einstein