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The “Theory of Everything”

When Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity began to come to public attention in the 1920s, many people speculated about the "fourth dimension" that Einstein had allegedly invoked. What might be in there? A hidden universe, maybe? This was nonsense. Einstein was not proposing a new dimension. What he was saying was that time is… Continue reading The “Theory of Everything”

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Quantum mechanics

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” ( Niels Bohr, Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory) Quantum mechanics treats particles as if they are waves, and describes them with… Continue reading Quantum mechanics