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We think of our world as filled with stuff, like buildings and cars, buses and people. And nowhere does that seem more apparent than in a crowded city like New York.
Yet all around the stuff that makes up our everyday world is something just as important but far more mysterious: What if you took all this stuff away?
I mean all of it: And not just the stuff here on Earth, but the earth itself; what if you took away all the planets, stars and galaxies?
And not just the big stuff, but tiny things down to the very last atoms of gas and dust; what if you took it all away? What would be left?
Most of us would say "nothing. And as it turns out, empty space is not nothing. In fact, space is so real it can bend; space can twist, and it can ripple; so real that empty space itself helps shape everything in the world around us and forms the very fabric of the cosmos.
Space is not really nothing; it actually has a lot going on inside. But space is actually everywhere. Even the tiniest of things, like atoms, the basic ingredient in you and me and everything else we see in the world around us, even they are almost entirely empty space. The rest is only empty space.
But what exactly is space? I can show you a picture of Spain, of Napoleon, of my uncle Harold, but space, it, looks like this: So how do you make sense of something that looks like nothing?
Why is there space rather than no space? Why is space three-dimensional? Why is space big? We have no consensus about these things. It is one of the deepest mysteries in physics. To get a feel for this, take a look at that skater.
But if empty space is nothing, what is she spinning in relation to? So you say to yourself, "What could I be spinning with respect to?The Question In the year BCE, the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and brought many of the Jews back home as captives. Among them was the prophet Ezekiel.
Quantum mechanics (QM; also known as quantum physics, quantum theory, the wave mechanical model, or matrix mechanics), including quantum field theory, is a fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.
“Figuring out what quantum physics is saying about the world has been hard,” Becker says, and this understatement motivates his book, a thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science.
Aug 15, · To repeat what I have said elsewhere, Quantum Mechanics is not about the world, but about our relationship to the world, and it presents a narrow window, which does not pretend to be a complete view, between us and the actions of the world. What does quantum physics tell us about the nature of reality?
“Things are not as they appear to be. Nor are they otherwise.” The Lankavatara Sutra “Quantum physics tells us ‘the world is very big and very mysterious.
In a sense, this interpretation may be thought of as . Quantum Mechanics tells us how to model the physical world up to a certain limit.
For instance with only classical mechanics we would not have a way to model atomic orbits .