Stand-up Maths explains what complex Fibonacci numbers are and why we should care.
Einstein’s special theory of relativity combines space and time into one dynamic, unified entity – spacetime.
But if time is connected to space, could the universe be anything but deterministic? And does that mean that the future is predestined
PBS Space Time explores what this means.
2020 is a census year and we take fast, actionable data analytics for granted.
It wasn’t always easy or fast until the advent of a punchcards brought about by a competition.
YouTube channel standupmaths explains.
Eddie Woo explains survivor bias in this short video.
In honor or Pi Day, here is Calculus Rhapsody.
For Mathematics, trees are more useful than strings.
Professor Thorsten Altenkirch takes us through a functional approach to coding them in Python.
Why is it that we can see these multiple histories play out on the quantum scale, and why do lose sight of them on our macroscopic scale?
Many physicists believe that the answer lies in a process known as quantum decoherence.
Does conscious observation of a quantum system cause the wavefunction to collapse? The upshot is that more and more physicists think that consciousness – and even measurement – doesn’t directly cause wavefunction collapse.
In fact probably there IS no clear Heisenberg cut. The collapse itself may be an illusion, and the alternate histories that the wavefunction represents may continue forever. The question then becomes: why is it that we can see these multiple histories play out on the quantum scale, and why do lose sight of them on our macroscopic scale? Many physicists believe that the answer lies in a process known as quantum decoherence.
It’s not surprising that the profound weirdness of the quantum world has inspired some outlandish explanations – nor that these have strayed into the realm of what we might call mysticism.
One particularly pervasive notion is the idea that consciousness can directly influence quantum systems – and so influence reality.
PBS Space Time examines where this idea comes from, and whether quantum theory really supports it.