Researcher Jon Pratt next to the watt balance at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Show Caption of Expand By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: November 16, 2018 at 5:50 am | UPDATED: November 16, 2018 at 5:54 am By Sarah Kaplan | The Washington Post Humanity is on the verge of a weighty achievement. On Friday, representatives of more than 60 nations will convene in Versailles, France, to approve a new definition for the kilogram. Since the 19th century, scientists have based their definition of the fundamental unit of mass on a physical object – a shining platinum iridium cylinder stored in a locked vault in the bowels of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in Sevres, France. A kilogram was equal to the heft of this aging hunk of metal, and the cylinder, by definition, weighed exactly a kilogram. If … [Read more...] about For decades, the kilogram was based on a hunk of metal. The world just redefined it using quantum physics.
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By Sandra Barrera | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: October 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm | UPDATED: October 1, 2018 at 4:25 pm In the future, concert festivals might look something like M.A.R.S. The second edition of Music and Arts ReSound (dubbed Multiverse), which opens Friday, Oct. 5 for two weekends at The Vortex in Downtown Los Angeles through Saturday, Oct. 13, is a festival that brings together more than 30 international contemporary musicians and artists in a series of cross-disciplinary collaborations. “Everybody on the team has been reading a lot about quantum physics,” said Wen Liu, the artistic director of Festival M.A.R.S. “Contemporary quantum physics theory explains basically where we are from and where we are going.” With some help from technology, Festival M.A.R.S. opens with performances by four commissioned composers – Genoel Lilenstern, Katharina Rosenberger, Ying Wang and Liu – world premiering music paired live with 3D … [Read more...] about LA’s Festival M.A.R.S. adds quantum physics to its mix of music, art and technology
Josh Hafner USA TODAY Published 12:49 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 Quantum physics has an answer for the age-old conundrum: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Possibly both. The philosophical dilemma first posed in Ancient Greece has had biologists thinking egg. But physicists from Australia and France are looking at the riddle a different way, using it to explain their findings on how events unfold on the smallest of scales. “The weirdness of quantum mechanics means that events can happen without a set order,” Jacqui Romero, a University of Queensland researcher, said in a statement. Take a daily commute, she said, in which a person hops on a train before riding a bus to the office. The train ride must occur first, then the bus. That's the set order. Not so in quantum physics, Romero said. “In our experiment, both of these events can happen first," she said. "This is called 'indefinite causal order' and it isn’t something that we can … [Read more...] about Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Both, quantum physics says
Behind the Screen, By Kathryn Whitney Boole| “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is more than just a carefree romp with your favorite stars wearing action hero suits. Try not to see this when you’re dead tired or after you’ve been at happy hour with your friends, because there’s a lot going on that you could miss if your senses aren’t sharp. The comedic timing of the actors is brilliant and the narrative is rapid-fire and I don’t want to ruin your experience by describing it in detail. Just be ready for a lot of double takes and hilarious confused identity scenes. It may have you questioning how much you prejudge people and animals by their looks and sounds. The story of Ant-Man is built around the concepts of Quantum Physics, which (in an extremely simplified definition) state that everything in the universe has both particle nature and wave nature at the same time, and that there is possibility of existing in more than one plane at the same time. The … [Read more...] about The Quantum Physics of Laughter
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByJames Gleick May 8, 2018 WHAT IS REAL? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe in evolution or climate change. If we didn’t have atoms, how could we have atomic bombs? But you can’t see an atom directly. And even though atoms were first conceived and named by ancient Greeks, it was not until the last century that they achieved the status of actual physical entities — real as apples, real as the moon. The first proof of atoms came from 26-year-old Albert Einstein in 1905, the same year he proposed his theory of special relativity. Before that, the atom served as an increasingly useful hypothetical construct. At the same time, Einstein defined a new entity: a particle of … [Read more...] about What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?