Understanding the Quantum

My propoposal, “Quantum Theory Is Not As Strange As We Think (or is classical physics stranger than we think?)”, has been accepted by the organisers of the annual conference of the German Physics Society. I am proud of that!

atoms are quanta of matter; we can understand the quantum.

I argue that many of the concepts that make quantum theory so hard to swallow (entanglement, tunneling, and yes, even quantisation) can be understood from the perspective of Newton’s (17th century) physics.

Read the abstract of my presentation here

What are atoms other than quanta of matter?

About fbenedictus

Philosopher of physics at Amsterdam University College and Utrecht University, managing editor for Foundations of Physics and international paraclimbing athlete
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