A post explaining the fuzzball, believed by string theorists to be the true quantum description of a black hole. The theory seeks to resolve the famous information paradox and eliminate the existence of troublesome singularities at the centre of black holes.
How quantum fluctuations in the early universe acted as seeds of structure and eventually led to the formation of the galaxies that we see today.
Contains fairly complex ideas and references to previous posts.
A brief, purely discursive, post explaining the motivations for and success of Quantum Field Theory.
A post which explains the five main laws which govern the quantum world. The post is purely qualitative and requires no use of mathematics.
A brief introduction to the weird world of quantum computing. Learn how a small number of quibits can quickly transform into something wonderfully complex.
A brief introduction to the increasingly important world of neutrino physics. The little stuff is shy, mysterious but fundamentally the material from which reality is constructed. Shall we?
Whether or not we have a free will is an age old question in philosophy. Today we discuss whether we are truly in control of our decisions and whether our future is a genuine uncertainty.
In this post we consider the details of light, particularly the path it takes from A to B. Elementary science tells us this should be a straight line, so this should be a short article?
An explanation of the meaning of the various quantum numbers. My aim is to over time make the site self sufficient, so when we reference something like a quantum number there is somewhere else the readers can be directed which will give an explanation for those who need it.
A longer discursive post, highlighting one of the strangest features of quantum mechanics – quantum entanglement. No mathematical ability is required, with only a little simple probability.