Through Two Doors at Once

Through Two Doors at Once

One of Smithsonian's Favorite Books of 2018 One of Forbes's 2018 Best Books About Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics One of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018 The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam ...

Author: Anil Ananthaswamy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101986110

Category: Science

Page: 304

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One of Smithsonian's Favorite Books of 2018 One of Forbes's 2018 Best Books About Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics One of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018 The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself--and continues to almost 200 years later. Many of science's greatest minds have grappled with the simple yet elusive "double-slit" experiment. Thomas Young devised it in the early 1800s to show that light behaves like a wave, and in doing so opposed Isaac Newton. Nearly a century later, Albert Einstein showed that light comes in quanta, or particles, and the experiment became key to a fierce debate between Einstein and Niels Bohr over the nature of reality. Richard Feynman held that the double slit embodies the central mystery of the quantum world. Decade after decade, hypothesis after hypothesis, scientists have returned to this ingenious experiment to help them answer deeper and deeper questions about the fabric of the universe. How can a single particle behave both like a particle and a wave? Does a particle exist before we look at it, or does the very act of looking create reality? Are there hidden aspects to reality missing from the orthodox view of quantum physics? Is there a place where the quantum world ends and the familiar classical world of our daily lives begins, and if so, can we find it? And if there's no such place, then does the universe split into two each time a particle goes through the double slit? With his extraordinarily gifted eloquence, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world and through history, down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed. Through Two Doors at Once is the most fantastic voyage you can take.
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Quantum Reality

Quantum Reality

Albert, David Z., Quantum Mechanics and Experience (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1992). AnanthaSwamy, Anil, Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment that Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality (Dutton, New York, ...

Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192565839

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Quantum mechanics is an extraordinarily successful scientific theory. It is also completely mad. Although the theory quite obviously works, it leaves us chasing ghosts and phantoms; particles that are waves and waves that are particles; cats that are at once both alive and dead; and lots of seemingly spooky goings-on. But if we're prepared to be a little more specific about what we mean when we talk about 'reality' and a little more circumspect in the way we think a scientific theory might represent such a reality, then all the mystery goes away. This shows that the choice we face is actually a philosophical one. Here, Jim Baggott provides a quick but comprehensive introduction to quantum mechanics for the general reader, and explains what makes this theory so very different from the rest. He also explores the processes involved in developing scientific theories and explains how these lead to different philosophical positions, essential if we are to understand the nature of the great debate between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. Moving forwards, Baggott then provides a comprehensive guide to attempts to determine what the theory actually means, from the Copenhagen interpretation to many worlds and the multiverse. Richard Feynman once declared that 'nobody understands quantum mechanics'. This book will tell you why.
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Law and Policy for the Quantum Age

Law and Policy for the Quantum Age

a Interference happens between waves when two ( or more ) waves meet and pass through each other : where the wave peaks ... Through Two Doors at Once : The Elegant Experiment That Captures The Enigma of Our Quantum Reality ( 2018 ) .

Author: Chris Jay Hoofnagle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108835343

Category: Law

Page: 180

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The Quantum Age cuts through the hype to demystify quantum technologies, their development paths, and the policy issues they raise.
Categories: Law

Modeling of Extreme Waves in Technology and Nature Two Volume Set

Modeling of Extreme Waves in Technology and Nature  Two Volume Set

... Soc 15: 114–115 (1909); Ananthaswamy A. Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality. Dutton (2018); The most beautiful experiment. Physics World (2002). 39. Tonomura A, Endo J, ...

Author: Shamil U. Galiev

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351059381

Category: Science

Page: 862

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Modeling of Extreme Waves in Technology and Nature is a two-volume set, comprising Evolution of Extreme Waves and Resonances (Volume I) and Extreme Waves and Shock-Excited Processes in Structures and Space Objects (Volume II). The theory of waves is generalized on cases of extreme waves. The formation and propagation of extreme waves of various physical and mechanical nature (surface, elastoplastic, fracture, thermal, evaporation) in liquid and solid media, and in structural elements contacting with bubbly and cryogenic liquids are considered analytically and numerically. The occurrence of tsunamis, giant ocean waves, turbulence, and different particle-waves is described as resonant natural phenomena. Nonstationary and periodic waves are considered using models of continuum. The change in the state of matter is taken into account using wide-range determining equations. The desire for the simplest and at the same time general description of extreme wave phenomena that takes the reader to the latest achievements of science is the main thing that characterizes this book and is revolutionary for wave theory. A description of a huge number of observations, experimental data, and calculations is also given.
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Evolution of Extreme Waves and Resonances

Evolution of Extreme Waves and Resonances

... Ananthaswamy A. Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality. Dutton (2018); The most beautiful experiment. Physics World (2002). 39. Tonomura A, Endo J, Matsuda T, Kawasaki T, ...

Author: Shamil U. Galiev

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000063974

Category: Science

Page: 508

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The theory of waves is generalized on cases of strongly nonlinear waves, multivalued waves, and particle–waves. The appearance of these waves in various continuous media and physical fields is explained by resonances and nonlinearity effects. Extreme waves emerging in different artificial and natural systems from atom scale to the Universe are explored. Vast amounts of experimental data and comparisons of them with the results of the developed theory are presented. The book was written for graduate students as well as for researchers and engineers in the fields of geophysics, nonlinear wave studies, cosmology, physical oceanography, and ocean and coastal engineering. It is designed as a professional reference for those working in the wave analysis and modeling fields.
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A Few Things I Know About Her

A Few Things I Know About Her

With both slits open the distribution is P12 which, because of the mentioned wave superposition, is related to the ... 12 In the book “Through two doors at once: the elegant experiment that captures the enigma of our quantum reality,” ...

Author: Bruno Apolloni

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030943790

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 198

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This book reconsiders key issues, such as description and explanation, which affect data analytics. For starters: the soul does not exist. Once released from this cumbersome roommate, we are left with complex biological systems: namely, ourselves, who must configure their environment in terms of worlds that are compatible with what they sense. Far from supplying yet another cosmogony, the book provides the cultivated reader with computational tools for describing and understanding data arising from his surroundings, such as climate parameters or stock market trends, even the win/defeat story of his son football team. Besides the superposition of the very many universes considered by quantum mechanics, we aim to manage families of worlds that may have generated those data through the key feature of their compatibility. Starting from a sharp engineering of ourselves in term of pairs consisting of genome plus a neuron ensemble, we toss this feature in different cognitive frameworks within a span of exploitations ranging from probability distributions to the latest implementations of machine learning. From the perspective of human society as an ensemble of the above pairs, the book also provides scientific tools for analyzing the benefits and drawbacks of the modern paradigm of the world as a service.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Something Deeply Hidden

Something Deeply Hidden

... Because It DoesNotExist Uncertainty and Complementarity For more on the double-slit experiment, see A. Ananthaswamy (2018), Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality, Dutton.

Author: Sean Carroll

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524743024

Category: Science

Page: 368

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Science News favorite science book of 2019 As you read these words, copies of you are being created. Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world’s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics. Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly transforms how we think about space and time. His reconciling of quantum mechanics with Einstein’s theory of relativity changes, well, everything. Most physicists haven’t even recognized the uncomfortable truth: physics has been in crisis since 1927. Quantum mechanics has always had obvious gaps—which have come to be simply ignored. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how impossible it is to understand. Academics discourage students from working on the "dead end" of quantum foundations. Putting his professional reputation on the line with this audacious yet entirely reasonable book, Carroll says that the crisis can now come to an end. We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. There are many, many Sean Carrolls. Many of every one of us. Copies of you are generated thousands of times per second. The Many Worlds Theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didn't happen. Step-by-step in Carroll's uniquely lucid way, he tackles the major objections to this otherworldly revelation until his case is inescapably established. Rarely does a book so fully reorganize how we think about our place in the universe. We are on the threshold of a new understanding—of where we are in the cosmos, and what we are made of.
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Tales of the Turing Church Hacking religion enlightening science awakening technology

Tales of the Turing Church  Hacking religion  enlightening science  awakening technology

Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality. Dutton, 2018. [Ball 2018] Philip Ball. Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different.

Author: Giulio Prisco

Publisher: Giulio Prisco

ISBN: 9798610545066

Category: Religion

Page: 563

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This book explores intersections of science and religion, spirituality and technology, engineering and science fiction, mind and matter, and outlines a new cosmic, transhumanist religion. Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology.
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Synchronicity

Synchronicity

The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect Paul Halpern. FURTHER. READING. Ananthaswamy, Anil, Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality (New York: Dutton, ...

Author: Paul Halpern

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541673649

Category: Science

Page: 304

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From Aristotle's Physics to quantum teleportation, learn about the scientific pursuit of instantaneous connections in this insightful examination of our world. For millennia, scientists have puzzled over a simple question: Does the universe have a speed limit? If not, some effects could happen at the same instant as the actions that caused them -- and some effects, ludicrously, might even happen before their causes. By one hundred years ago, it seemed clear that the speed of light was the fastest possible speed. Causality was safe. And then quantum mechanics happened, introducing spooky connections that seemed to circumvent the law of cause and effect. Inspired by the new physics, psychologist Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli explored a concept called synchronicity, a weird phenomenon they thought could link events without causes. Synchronicity tells that sprawling tale of insight and creativity, and asks where these ideas -- some plain crazy, and others crazy powerful -- are taking the human story next.
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Introductory Nanoelectronics

Introductory Nanoelectronics

Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment that Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality, Dutton. An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC: New York, 304 pp. Bach, R., D. Pope, S.-H. Liou and H. Batelaan. 2013.

Author: Vinod Kumar Khanna

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351204651

Category: Science

Page: 410

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This introductory text develops the reader’s fundamental understanding of core principles and experimental aspects underlying the operation of nanoelectronic devices. The author makes a thorough and systematic presentation of electron transport in quantum-confined systems such as quantum dots, quantum wires, and quantum wells together with Landauer-Büttiker formalism and non-equilibrium Green’s function approach. The coverage encompasses nanofabrication techniques and characterization tools followed by a comprehensive exposition of nanoelectronic devices including resonant tunneling diodes, nanoscale MOSFETs, carbon nanotube FETs, high-electron-mobility transistors, single-electron transistors, and heterostructure optoelectronic devices. The writing throughout is simple and straightforward, with clearly drawn illustrations and extensive self-study exercises for each chapter. Introduces the basic concepts underlying the operation of nanoelectronic devices. Offers a broad overview of the field, including state-of-the-art developments. Covers the relevant quantum and solid-state physics and nanoelectronic device principles. Written in lucid language with accessible mathematical treatment. Includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises and many insightful diagrams.
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