Tag Archives: quantum mechanics

How to diffract a Cadbury’s creme egg…?

It’s quite easy to talk me into doing silly things. Actually, if I’m honest, it’s very easy. Especially if those silly things are entertaining and tenuously scientific. For instance, I’m writing this because of a conversation (with certain people) about … Continue reading

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Relativistically harmless

Every now and again when I’m studying I discover something which I think is just cool. And relativistic quantum chemistry — is just cool! Quantum mechanics and general relativity aren’t the best of friends. This much is pretty well known, … Continue reading

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Superfluidity

Taken from a Polish science programme, this video is a fascinating demonstration of superfluid helium. (The translation is a little dubious in places, but it’s understandable enough). Note the moment at around 1:07 in the video where the helium goes … Continue reading

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Do Quantum Mechanics use Sonic Screwdrivers?

“…those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.” — Niels Bohr So it’s high time for me to get my hands dirty in the bizarre world of quantum mechanics. The basics … Continue reading

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