March 2, 2017 / Modified jun 22, 2017 4:20 p.m.

Episode 70: Domesticating the Quantum

The mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

Domesticating the Quantum spot

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The need to understand a handful of puzzling experimental results that are in violation of established classical physics led in the early 20th Century to a physics revolution and the development of quantum mechanics. One of the counter-intuitive aspects of this theory, the wave-particle duality, challenges our classical, common-sense understanding of physical reality in profound and perhaps unsettling ways, opening a window to a world that is apparently absurd. Yet these elusive quantum attributes not only thrill physicists; they have completely revolutionized our everyday life through technological developments that include the transistor, the internet, and the smart phone - and there is much more to come.

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IN THIS EPISODE

Pierre Meystre, Editor-in-Chief, American Physical Society and Regents Professor Emeritus, UofA
Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D., Regents' Professor in Neuroscience at the UA

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