I think in another life I could’ve been a quantum physicist. It just intrigues me so much. I’m not really all that interested in delving that deep into math at this time in my life, but I like reading the results of their studies written at the level of the general public.
Today during Iddo’s nap I read about two different quantum studies that I will probably attempt to bring up in small talk at our dinner party this weekend. Luckily, I’m pretty sure the guests will be interested as well. Just in case we ever invite you over for dinner, here’s some reading to bring you up to speed.
Study #1 – Entangled photons (in National Geographic and Scientific American): They used entangled lasers to make images of cats. Because quantum physicists have a sense of humor. Now, is it a live cat or a dead cat?
Study #2 – Proof of Strange Neutrinos (in Scientific American): There are several things that amaze me about this: they figured out they were there before they had visual proof (um, I think that sounds like faith), the lengths they’ve had to go through to prove they are there, and the future lengths they still have to get through to discover anything more about them other than their existence.
Science. It’s cool stuff.