# Category Quantum Mechanics

## Basic concepts and history of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computing

Three lectures explaining basic concepts and history of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computing. We are promised all-powerful quantum computers within the next 15 years or so. All these promises that we’ll have a universal quantum computer in 15 years reminded me of a story about Nasreddin who lived some 1000 years ago. Nasreddin Hodja: I […]

## Quantum everything, scientific dogma, laws of the universe

Rediscovered a talk by Ross Anderson dismissing quantum mechanics and hence quantum computing. His very first words are: I was invited here to provide a dissenting view. He is basically saying that quantum mechanics are not different from classical physics. That’s what Bohm/De Broglie pilot wave theory argues but it has been dismissed many times […]

## Limits of the Efficiently Computable

Two interesting and related talks, one on the physical limitations of computational power and the other on cryptography and computational puzzles presented to us by Nature herself. Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Breaking Codes and Finding Patterns Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Talk by Scott Aaronson, 2011 […]

## What Is the Computational Power of the Universe?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. What Is the Computational Power of the Universe? Los Alamos works on a biologically realistic computer network Future Decoded Quantum Computing Race for quantum supremacy hits theoretical quagmire What Is the Computational Power of the Universe? Video by National Institute of Standards and Technology […]

## Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle The Loneliest Place in the Universe Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams DocumentaryBBC Home Page Professor Simon Schaffer tells the story of an amazing machine built around 250 […]

## Newton’s Principia Manuscript

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Newton’s Principia Manuscript Synthetic Muscles Epigenetics – packaging artists in the cell How does your brain decode garbled speech? Accelerator Science: Why RF? Newton’s Principia Manuscript Objectivity One of the greatest treasures in science – Isaac Newton’s “Principia” – was nearly thwarted by a […]

## Dare mighty things!

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. The Autonomous Future Conversation with Noam Chomsky and Howard Gardner Spawning Mandarinfish The nature of matter What Is a Semiconductor? The Autonomous Future Milken Institute – 2016 CA Summit Dare mighty things! California is the center of American innovation. In this session, we will […]

## My picks, 2016-9

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday Lines of Thought: Understanding Anatomy Reading through closed books LiFi: Crossing the Digital Divide Are the Dominoes Falling for Standard Cosmology? Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday Bill Hammack & Don DeCoste Bill Hammack […]

## Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Six of the Coolest Surgical Robots in Action Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier Quantum Information and Spacetime Holographic Quantum Codes Pinpointing qubits in a silicon quantum computer Six of the Coolest Surgical Robots in Action IEEE SpectrumWould You Trust a Robot Surgeon to […]

## My picks, 2016-3

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts 3 Earth-Like Exoplanets Detected Around Ultracool Red Dwarf Star TRAPPIST 1 CERN and the rise of the Standard Model Stefan Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014): STED – Insights into the nanoworld Nuclear […]