Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Environmental Decoherence

"Once environmental decoherence blurs a wavefunction, the exotic nature of quantum probabilities melts into the more familiar* probabilities of day-to-day life." -- Brian Greene
* (familiar to some of us I would say, but a mystery to all those who date, play the lottery, or tithe.)
I highly recommend The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos to all of you struggling to understand quantum physics and "apply it" to your daily lives. Brian Greene is a very talented author. I thought I was up to date and appropriately confused about the realm of electrons and photons but now I know I needed a refresher, and his is the best.

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