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Quanta, Uncertainty, and a Cat

Lecture no. 21 from the course: 12 Essential Scientific Concepts

Quanta, Uncertainty, and a Cat

Taught by Professor Indre Viskontas | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Quantum mechanics is full of strange contradictions, including a cat that is simultaneously alive and dead. Professor Viskontas introduces you to the Copenhagen Interpretation—the most popular (though still not universally accepted) way to think about this field. You’ll also consider some of quantum mechanics’ remarkable applications, from nanoscience to quantum computing.


July 21, 2017