Brian Greene Makes Stuff Levitate, Seriously

Submitted by: rumham 7 months ago in Science


Brian Greene is the best. Like Richard feynman and Carl Sagan, Green has a knack of explaining big ideas very simply, but without dumbing them down. This science experiment isn't groundbreaking, but it's the basis for quantum physics in a general sense.
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Male 1,132
Sadly, they don't do the two slit experiment.  They talk about it, but they don't do it.
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Male 728
Science is easy. Explain gravity? Gravity is distortion of spacetime and spacetime is...
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Male 1,132
boredhuman The funnest question I often get is : When the big bang happened and the universe expanded, what did it expand into?  what is outside the universe ?
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Male 8,506
punko We don't know.  It's fun to speculate though!
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Male 4,222
punko the bubble parellel universe theory or multiverse?
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Male 4,207
SCIENCE!!!
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Male 4,222
kalron27 did someone blind you with it
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Male 4,207
rumham I've always been blinded by science...always!
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Male 4,222
kalron27 better than being blinded by the light and wrapped up like a douche, i mean deuce.
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Male 1,132
rumham arrrrgh.  I hate the Manfred Mann version.  I know you've heard the Springsteen original
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Male 4,755
When i first heard of the double slit experiment, I was fucked in the head for about a week.  Then i thought, meh.. Certainty is overrated.
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Male 1,132
daegog Funny enough, reading about the double slit didn't do it for me.  Actually conducting the experiment really hits home.  Then going back and walking through the math solidified it.

Then having your teacher/professor expand the concept and push all the implications (quantum tunneling, for example) starts to make you think.
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