Tag: quantum mechanics

Probability theory

Probability Probability is the measure of the likelihood that an event will occur. Probability is quantified as a number between 0 and 1 (where 0 indicates impossibility and 1 indicates certainty). The higher the probability of an event, the more certain that the event will occur. A simple example is the tossing of a fair …

The field is the more fundamental entity

I will quote Barak Shoshany answer to the question “What is the relationship between a particle and a field?” on Quora: A field is a mathematical entity that exists throughout space and time. A classical field is simply a function that has a numerical value at each point in spacetime. Think, for example, of the …

Building up space – Space Does Not Exist Independently

“You can feel close to someone who is on the other side of the planet, because they are next of kin, or you might have a neighbour who is close to you physically but is distant in terms of the relationship.” He is bringing a similar flexible concept, a kind of “relative locality,” to the …

The RetroPsychoKinesis Project

The more generally-defined effect known as psychokinesis (PK) has been studied extensively since the 1930’s when J.B. Rhine (Duke University) began systematically testing claims that seemingly random events such as dice and coin throws are subject to subtle psychic influences. His succesor, Helmut Schmidt, increased the rigour and efficiency of these experiments by introducing an …

Bell’s theorem

Bell’s theorem is a ‘no-go theorem’ that draws an important distinction between quantum mechanics (QM) and the world as described by classical mechanics. This theorem is named after John Stewart Bell. In its simplest form, Bell’s theorem states: No physical theory of local hidden variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics. …

Introduction to Superposition – Quantum Physics Lectures

See also: – Why is Modern Art so Bad? – What is Random? – Physical reality becomes more stable with the time – It depends on your world view if things makes sense – Birkeland current

A map of madness

Motivated by some recent news, a journalist asks a group of physicists: “What’s the meaning of the violation of Bell’s inequality?” One physicist answers: “It means that non-locality is an established fact“. Another says: “There is no non-locality; the message is that measurement outcomes are irreducibly random“. A third one says: “It cannot be answered …