Quantum Theory - A Layman’s Guide to the Strangest Idea in Science | How To Academy

Wed, 31 July 2024

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Quantum Theory – A Layman’s Guide to the Strangest Idea in Science

Sean Carroll In Conversation With David Malone

From Schrodinger’s cat to the parallel worlds of Marvel movies, quantum theory has left an indelible mark on our imaginations. But what does it actually tell us? Sean Carroll is here to help.

From Richard Feynman to Stephen Hawking, the quantum revolution occupied the greatest minds of the twentieth century. The theory underpins every technology from the atomic bomb to the semiconductors in the device with which you are reading this sentence, and yet famously: this esoteric theory does not make sense even to the world’s most brilliant theoretical physicists.

Sean Carroll is here to help those of us without physics PhDs untangle the strange and counterintuitive revelations of the quantum realm. Taking us back to basics without fudging the facts, he will take us on a tour of the most exciting ideas in quantum science and help us finally understand its most perplexing and counterintuitive concepts.

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Sean Carroll

Cosmologist, Author, and Broadcaster

Sean Carroll is Homewood Professor of natural philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of international bestsellers The Big Picture, Something Deeply Hidden and The Particle at the End of the Universe, which also won the Royal Society Winton Prize. Something Deeply Hidden was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Carroll’s YouTube series The Biggest Ideas in the Universe has had hundreds of thousands of views and Space, Time and Motion, the first book in the series, was an instant international bestseller. He has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

David Malone

Award-winning Science Filmmaker

David Malone is a filmmaker and TV presenter whose documentaries include Testing God, Soul Searching (both Channel 4), Dangerous Knowledge and The Secret Life of Waves (both BBC). He is the author of The Debt Generation.