The Secrets Of Quantum Physics (Jim Al-Khalili) | Spark

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The Secrets Of Quantum Physics (Jim Al-Khalili) | Spark 4.5

Professor Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of arguably the most important, accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever: quantum physics.

The story of quantum physics starts at the beginning of the 20th century with scientists trying to better understand how light bulbs work. This simple question soon led scientists deep into the hidden workings of matter, into the sub-atomic building blocks of the world around us. Here they discovered phenomena unlike any encountered before - a realm where things can be in many places at once, where chance and probability call the shots and where reality appears to only truly exist when we observe it.

Albert Einstein hated the idea that nature, at its most fundamental level, is governed by chance. Jim reveals how in the 1930's, Einstein thought he'd found a fatal flaw in quantum physics. This was not taken seriously until it was tested in the 1960s. Professor Al-Khalili repeats this critical experiment, posing the question does reality really exist, or do we conjure it into existence by the act of observation?

Elsewhere, we explore how the most famous law of quantum physics – The Uncertainty Principle – is obeyed by plants and trees as they capture sunlight during the vital process of photosynthesis. Could quantum mechanics explain the greatest mystery in biology - evolution?

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It is comforting for me to know that whenever I am doing something stupid somewhere somehow somebody else is doing the exact opposite.

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The world is getting so depressing politically

videos make me happy

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"The Cat is Dead. Long Live the Cat." - Schrodinger

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He would make a great villain in a Marvel movie.

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My mom says "the dishes won't clean themselves!" Science says otherwise.

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6:05 Just much more accurate: Pointer goes to eleven

Author — Jochen Schueller


I'm favoring Bohr's coin, over Einstein's gloves.

Author — Donald Makalintal


Good documentary however, what’s up with the demon mask? 😂 just weird and totally out of place

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3.2 million views on a quantum documentary. Jim made quantum mechanics an interesting subject for the public!

Author — The Math guy


Remember that Rick and Morty episode where Jerry, Rick and Morty were stuck in a simulated reality?

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Too bad when I don’t look at my bills it’s still there

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Q. Daddy ---- What did we use before candles ?
A. Daddy ---- Electricity.

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It funny how the quantum world sounds like how the human race basicly operates.

Author — Andrew Rodriguez


arent you all concerned with the real question here where the hell did he get pennies that spin like that magic

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I remember when I was a very small boy. When jumping out of bed was natural. Now it is artificial done. Human Nature has far more to say.

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Quantum entanglement is like a pair of socks. Their fate is connected even when one is lost

Author — Howard Maxwell


8:15: "He didn't understand the relationship between the frequency of light and its energy. But a certain anomaly really put the cat among the pigeons." Ouch.

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"Haven't they heard of the Helium problem?"
"Indeed! Apparently not!"

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