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Compton Scattering

Massive Meets Massless: Compton Scattering Revisited

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Introduction In a previous article entitled "Alternate Approach to 2D Collisions" we analysed collisions between a moving and stationary object by defining…
beginner guide to baryons

A Beginner's Guide to Baryons

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Introduction At the beginning of the 20th century it was thought that all matter consisted of only three particles: the electron, the neutron and the…
quantum superposition

Understanding Superposition

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IntroductionOne should first and foremost understand that superposition has both a mathematical an a physical meaning, or rather it originates as…
quantum qubit

A Classical View of the Qubit

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This Insight article is part of my paper Foundations of quantum physics III. Measurement, featuring the thermal interpretation of quantum physics. See…
against quantum interpretations

Against "interpretation"

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I am against "interpretations" of Quantum Mechanics (QM) in a sense in which John Bell [1] was against measurement in QM and Travis Norsen [2] is against…
Quantum Eraser

The Quantum Mystery of Wigner's Friend

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In this Insight I will introduce the quantum mystery called ``Wigner's friend'' using Healey's version [1] of Frauchiger and Renner's (FR's) version [2]…
Super Quantum

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of the Popescu-Rohrlich Correlations

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In this Insight, I will show how the Popescu-Rohrlich (superquantum) correlations provide an unreasonable advantage in a particular "quantum guessing game''…
adam_becker

Interview with Astrophysicist Adam Becker

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Adam Becker is an astrophysicist and science writer whose first book "What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics" just hit…
anyon

The Main Conceptual Ideas of Anyon Demystified

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Every quantum physicist knows that all particles are either bosons or fermions. And the standard textbook arguments that this is so do not depend on the…
davidgriffths

Interview with a Physicist: David J. Griffiths

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We are pleased to introduce David J. Griffiths. Professor Griffiths is one of the most successful physics textbook writers.  Odds are if you studied…
qminterpret

Tools to Enrich our Quantum Mechanics Interpretations Discourse

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IntroductionMany times, we encounter ourselves tangled into some Quantum Mechanics (QM) interpretations debates. Unfortunately, the standard…
prequantumgeometry5

Higher Prequantum Geometry V: The Local Observables - Lie Theoretically

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 This article discusses how from the previous considerations naturally follow the concepts of local observables of local field theories and…
prequantumgeometry3

Higher Prequantum Geometry III: The Global Action Functional - Cohomologically

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  The previous article ended with the concept of classical locally variational field theories, of which a class of examples are…
prequantumgeometry2

Higher Prequantum Geometry II: The Principle of Extremal Action - Comonadically

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  The previous article motivated the importance of considering "pre-quantum field theory" in between classical and quantum field…
prequantumgeometry

Higher Prequantum Geometry I: The Need for Prequantum Geometry

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 Before proceeding with discussion of the super p-brane sigma models, whose emergence from the superpoint I discussed in the previous article,…
atoms

Can We See an Atom?

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If you look on the internet for pictures of atoms, you will see images like this:Or like this:Or like this:In this article I will discuss…