A Puzzling Quantum Scenario Appears to Violate a Law of Physics

A Puzzling Quantum Scenario Appears to Violate a Law of Physics

A wave’s energy is proportional to its frequency. This means that, when a wave function is a combination of multiple sine waves, the particle is in a “superposition” of energies. When its energy is measured, the wave function seems to mysteriously “collapse” to one of the energies in the superposition. Popescu, Aharonov, and Rohrlich exposed … Read more

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

A few years ago, deep beneath the Apennine Mountains in Italy, a team of physicists hunted for flashes of light that just might suggest human consciousness is the product of gravitational forces. The fact they came up empty-handed doesn’t mean we’re all meat computers with no free will; it does make the quest for a … Read more

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

A few years ago, deep beneath the Apennine Mountains in Italy, a team of physicists hunted for flashes of light that just might suggest human consciousness is the product of gravitational forces. The fact they came up empty-handed doesn’t mean we’re all meat computers with no free will; it does make the quest for a … Read more