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The Physics Book by Clifford A. Pickover

When you heard the name Clifford A. Pickover, you might think of the website Clifford Pickover’s Reality Carnival. Or you might think of the book The Math Book: Milestones in the History of Math, which we featured here a couple of years ago. Pickover has done it again, with a new book called The Physics [...]

Testing Schrödinger’s Cat

In 1935, physicist Erwin Schrödinger proposed a thought experiment which suggested that an unobserved cat under perilious conditions was simultanteously dead and alive. Now scientists at the Max Plank Institute for Quantum Physics in Garching, Germany hope to place a virus into two quantum states as a test of that thought experiment: The team hope to [...]