Stirring the Porridge with Albert E. [investigation]

Can that act of stirring porridge provide insights into the puzzle of light’s quantum wave/particle duality? Photographer / author David Gepp (pron. ‘jep’) explains how – citing : 1) An encounter with Professor Jacques Mandelbrojt (cousin of Benoit Mandelbrot, of fractals fame) 2) Various contemplations of Albert Einstein’s gedankenexperiments (thought experiments) 3) The experience of […]

How to write a hard-to-resist science headline: Quantum, Coffee

Trinity College Dublin produced a press release, on January 31, 2020, with this headline: “Supercomputers help link quantum entanglement to cold coffee“. The press release is meant to draw attention to a research paper by Marlon Brenes, Silvia Pappalardi [pictured here], John Goold, and Alessandro Silva. The paper is titled “Multipartite Entanglement Structure in the Eigenstate […]

Governing cyberspace via ‘Constructive Ambiguity’ (and Schrödinger’s cat)

How can the vastness of cyberspace can be ‘governed’ in any practical way? Perhaps some ‘Constructive Ambiguity’ might help resolve such questions? A 2015 thesis by Professor Paul Cornish (Associate Director of Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre and Research Group Director for Defence, Security and Infrastructure at RAND Europe in Cambridge, UK) suggests […]

Profiling Professor Persinger – part 2

Can one’s brain become entangled? Einstein called quantum entanglement ‘spooky’, but he was nevertheless obliged to grapple with the puzzles and possibilities of Verschränkung – which were first fully described by Erwin Schrödinger, circa 1935. Since then, a series of experimental studies have convincingly demonstrated entanglement behaviour at the quantum level – but few theorists […]

Theory of Almost Everything: Quantum-Structured Lizard Communities

Some reports explain more than other reports do. Here’s an example: “Quantum Probabilistic Structures in Competing Lizard Communities,” Diederik Aerts, Marek Czachor, Maciej Kuna, Barry Sinervo, Sandro Sozzo [pictured here], arXiv:1212.0109, December 1, 2012. The authors, at Brussels Free University, Belgium, Politechnika Gdanska, Poland, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, explain: “Almost two […]

The “Australian actresses are plagiarizing my quantum mechanics lecture” dilemma

MIT professor Scott Aaronson, in his blog, describes his interesting dilemma. It concerns the video shown below: Australian actresses are plagiarizing my quantum mechanics lecture to sell printers I tried to think of a witty, ironic title for this post, but in the end, I simply couldn’t. The above title is a literal statement of fact. […]