Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Art of Quantum Mechanics

Environmental & Science Education
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

More than once I wish I could tour an art exhibit inspired by science with a scientist deeply familiar with the science.

A new art exhibit at the Center of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona, Spain on quantum mechanics is such a candidate (I'm not going.). Fortunately a real scientist did and recorded her impressions.

Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder, a researcher who is involved in the search for experimental evidence for quantum gravity, was in Barcelona giving a talk about her work. She learned about the exhibit, went and made a short video using existing material.

The video has a wonderful title: Quantum Mechanics: Still Mysterious After All These Years.

Take a peek.

The video was posted on Hossenfelder's blog (Back Reaction) which includes comments on technical topics, music videos she produces as well as talks on topics, book reviews and insightful comments on the current state of theoretical physics.

By the way Dr. Hossenfelder announced recently that she will be coming to the University of Minnesota this fall to give a talk. I don't think the dates are settled. Hossenfelder is the author of a recent book titled Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray.

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