Quantum Theory

Consciously quantum: How you make everything real

DOES reality exist without us? Albert Einstein appeared to be in no doubt: surely the moon doesn’t vanish when we aren’t looking, he once asked …

Albert Einstein

Quantum Theory, Groups and Representations | Not Even Wrong

While I was away last week on vacation, it seems that Springer has published my book on quantum mechanics and representation theory (previously …

Quantum Mechanics

10 Spacetime Mysteries That Quantum Gravity Could Solve

There are plenty of questions we don’t know the answer to. With quantum gravity, they might be solved!<p><i>This article is written by Sabine Hossenfelder.</i> …

Physics

Reflecting light off satellite backs up Wheeler's quantum theory thought experiment

A team of researchers with Università degli Studi di Padova and the Matera Laser Ranging Observatory in Italy has conducted experiments that add …

Quantum Mechanics

There and Back Again: Scientists Beam Photons to Space to Test Quantum Theory

Researchers have taken a famous quantum-physics experiment to new heights by sending light, in the form of photons, to space and back, demonstrating …

Quantum Mechanics

Human Brain Operates Outside of the Laws of Physics, New Study Claims

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Quantum Mechanics

The Universe Began With a Big Melt, Not a Big Bang - Issue 53: Monsters

There are two tantalizing mysteries about our universe, one dealing with its final fate and the other with its beginning, that have intrigued …

Space Science

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

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

Science

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

The Other Side

One of the toughest realities of life is the inevitability of its end. For many, life has already been horribly punctuated by the loss of a loved …

Gravity may be created by strange flashes in the quantum realm

HOW do you reconcile the two pillars of modern physics: quantum theory and gravity? One or both will have to give way. A new approach says gravity …

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

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

Altmetric: 5<p>Citations: 43<p>More detail<p>Letter<p>G. LEMAÎTRE<p><i>Nature</i> <b>127</b>, 706 (09 May 1931)<br>• doi:10.1038/127706b0<br>• Download Citation<p>Published online:<p>Abstract<p>SIR …

Consciousness

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

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

From 11 to 14 September 2017, a variety of stakeholders in space agencies, space industries, and scientific communities will be meeting in Lisbon for …

Scientific Research

This Quantum Theory Says Time Can Flow Backwards

<i>Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Consciousness

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

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 …

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