Tag: Quantum Mechanics

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Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory

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In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein's notions of gravity and space-time to superstring theory, where minuscule strands...

Michio Kaku: How to Program a Quantum Computer

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Quantum computing already exists, but on a truly minuscule scale. We'll probably have molecular computers before true quantum ones, says the physicist.

Emmy Noether and The Fabric of Reality

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Emmy Noether made perhaps the most significant discovery of the 20th century. A female Jewish intellectual in Nazi Germany (you can do that math), Emmy's was a special approach to life. Noether's Theorem ties the laws...

Michio Kaku: Tweaking Moore’s Law and the Computers of the Post-Silicon Era

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What's beyond silicon? There have been a number of proposals: protein computers, DNA computers, optical computers, quantum computers, molecular computers.

Spooky Actions At A Distance?: Oppenheimer Lecture

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Einstein's real complaint about the quantum theory was not that it required God to play dice, but that it failed to "represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." I shall use the rhet...

Do we need String Theory for Quantum Gravity? – Lance Dixon (SETI Talks)

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The strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions all have consistent, relativistic and quantum mechanical descriptions in terms of pointlike particles, but Einstein's theory of gravitation has long resisted a simila...

Michio Kaku: Telepathy Is Easier Than You Think

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Some have proposed using quantum entanglement (the invisible umbilical cord that exists between objects) as a form of telepathy. But there are much more practical ways of achieving telepathy that already exist.

Victor Stenger – The Future of Naturalism Interview

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Victor Stenger discusses the future of naturalism at the Future of Naturalism conference at the Center for Inquiry.