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The World Exists Only When No One is Looking

One particular misconception that is ever-present is captured by the statement that quantum physics suggests that “the moon is not there when nobody looks”. This is a riff on the old musings of Bishop Berkeley who asked whether a tree falling in the forest makes a sound if there is no one there to hear it.

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A Nightmare of an Eminent Person: A Supporter of the Copenhagen Interpretation Goes to Hell

This is a story about a dear friend of mine, Professor Gustav Klimtovich, who is a world-leading researcher in theoretical quantum physics. Gustav has nightmares and he told me about his recent one involving Hell and the Devil…

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How quantum theory says we can never see a complete picture of reality

Schrödinger’s cat is only the start of quantum weirdness, it leads us to strange worlds where personalities split and time does not exist.

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I’m building a machine that breaks the rules of reality

We thought only fools messed with the cast-iron laws of thermodynamics, but quantum trickery is rewriting the rulebook.

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What life wants

Dead matter has no goals of its own, yet life is constantly striving. That makes it a deep puzzle for physics.

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The surprise theory of everything

I explore why the laws of thermodynamics have proved so formidably robust. My journey traces the deep connections between thermodynamics and information theory.

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