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Schrödinger's Cat Could Be Saved, Say Scientists

Nicola Davis The Guardian
Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment exploring the fate of an animal placed in a box with poison and radioactive material. Until now, the cat seemed to exist in a zombie state in which it was neither alive nor dead -- until you looked in the box

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

Steven Weinberg New York Review of Books
Regarding the future of quantum mechanics, I have to echo Viola in Twelfth Night: “O time, thou must untangle this, not I.”

Entanglement Made Simple

Frank Wilczek Quanta
Quantum entanglement is thought to be one of the trickiest concepts in science, but the core issues are simple. And once understood, entanglement opens up a richer understanding of concepts such as the “many worlds” of quantum theory.

Time’s (Almost) Reversible Arrow

Frank Wilczek Quanta Magazine
The laws of physics work both forward and backward in time. So why does time seem to move in only one direction? One potential answer may also reveal the secrets of the universe’s missing mass.

Why Einstein Hated Quantum Mechanics

Alan Alda and Brian Greene discuss Einstein's relationship with the "unruly child" of quantum mechanics. Einstein founded the field in 1905, and then spent his life searching for a theory that would supercede it.

Can You Tell What A Black Hole Has Been Eating?

Dave Goldberg
If you jump into a black hole, your mass energy will be returned to our universe but in a mangled form which contains the information about what you were like but in a state where it can not be easily recognized. It is like burning an encyclopedia. Information is not lost, if one keeps the smoke and the ashes.

Waiting for the Revolution

The Standard Model is a physical theory of a spectacularly successful sort. It is built on beautiful and deep mathematics, covers almost all known physical phenomena, and agrees precisely with the result of every single experiment ever done to test it. It leaves open a very small number of questions: why this specific combination of groups? What determines the parameters of the model? What about gravity? Does it need to be extended to account for dark matter?
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