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Lennart Nilsson
Lennart Nilsson • 1 year ago

Artist’s rendering of the amplituhedron, a newly discovered mathematical object resembling a multifaceted jewel in higher dimensions. Encode...

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Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality.

The iconic 20th century physicist Richard Feynman invented a method for calculating probabilities of particle interactions using depictions of all the different ways an interaction could occur. Examples of “Feynman diagrams” were included on a 2005 postage stamp honoring Feynman.

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, one of the founders of quantum theory. Here he is looking mighty fine at age 20.

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  • Jennifer Yates

    Thank you! I love it.

  • Susan

    Fantastic. I actually have the book on order. I'll let you know how mad hatter it is when I've had a sticky beak.

  • Jennifer Yates

    That would be great! Then I would know if I need to add it to my book collection!

  • Susan

    I think you do just for the amusement value. It's such a clever idea. Quantum physics is as crazy as Alice in Wonderland. Both crazy in a sane way, if that makes any sense. No, it doesn't make sense to me either. I think I've fallen down the rabbit hole myself!!