If you’re on the move, you don’t have much time. Here are ten important ideas from quantum mechanics you can catch up on. Particles and wave functions! Continue reading Quantum mechanics in ten ideas for people on the move
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle is famous in quantum mechanics. However, it doesn’t have its roots in quantum mechanics. Let’s look at Fourier transform pairs. Continue reading Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
Einstein didn’t like that quantum entanglement seemed to imply information travelling faster than the speed of light. We discuss Bell’s Theorem. Continue reading Quantum entanglement: the EPR paradox and Bell’s Theorem
In this two-parter, we discuss quantum entanglement, non-locality, and some mathematics. In the next post, we discuss the EPR paradox and Bell’s Theorem. Continue reading Quantum entanglement: non-locality and the state of a two-particle system
We describe the famous double-slit experiment, which proved to be fundamental to our current understanding of quantum physics. Continue reading The double-slit experiment
The standard cartoon of an atom is incorrect. An atom is not like a tiny planetary system. Quantum mechanics is all about the wave function. Let’s observe this carefully. Continue reading This is not an atom
We discuss what electromagnetic radiation is and why ionising radiation is dangerous. We discuss how a microwave oven heats up food, and vitamins too. Continue reading Is microwave oven radiation unhealthy?
Albert Einstein didn’t win the Nobel Prize with his famous formula from the special theory of relativity. What formula did he win the Prize with then? Continue reading The formula that got Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize and should stop us getting sunburn all the time