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Our Weird Quantum World

Event Type
Community Service
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics 1110 W. Green St. Urbana IL
Date
Nov 10, 2012   10:15 am  
Speaker
Professor Michael Weissman
Contact
Toni Pitts
E-Mail
sat_physics@physics.illinois.edu
Phone
217.244.2948
Views
3792
Originating Calendar
Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone

Our Weird Quantum World

The universe cannot possibly obey anything like the rules we instinctively believe. We describe the logic of a series of experiments that prove that the universe instead follows the behavior predicted by quantum mechanics. We take a quick look at a variety of ways of understanding the implications of quantum mechanics and find in the end that none of them are satisfactory.

Schrodinger's cat

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