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
Explaining quantum physics
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
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?
Science Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Pasieka/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF Pasieka/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF There's a hole at the heart of quantum physics. It's a deep hole. Yet it's not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by any measure, astonishingly successful. It's the theory that underpins nearly all of modern technology, from the silicon chips buried in your phone to the LEDs in its screen, from the nuclear hearts of the most distant space probes to the lasers in the supermarket checkout scanner. It explains why the sun shines and how your eyes can see. Quantum physics works. Yet the hole remains: Despite the wild success of the theory, we don't really understand what it says about the world around us. The mathematics of the theory makes incredibly accurate predictions about the outcomes of experiments and natural phenomena. In order to do that so well, the theory must have … [Read more...] about The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality
This November marks the centennial of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. This theory was the crowning achievement of Einstein's extraordinary scientific life. It taught us that space itself is malleable, bending and stretching under the influence of matter and energy. His ideas revolutionized humanity's vision of the universe and added such mind-blowing concepts as black holes and wormholes to our imagination. Einstein's theory of general relativity describes a broad range of phenomena, from nearly the moment of creation to the end of time, and even a journey spiraling from the deepest space down into a ravenous black hole, passing through the point of no return of the event horizon, down, down, down, to nearly the center, where the singularity lurks. Deep into a quantum world If you were reading that last paragraph carefully, you'll note that I used the word "nearly" twice. And that wasn't an accident. Einstein's theory has been brilliantly demonstrated at large size … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Einstein’s unfinished dream: Marrying relativity to the quantum world