Alice in Quantumland

Tel Aviv, Israel

#1 Feb 6, 2013
Alice in Quantumland
The theory of quantum electrodynamics describes Nature
as absurd from the point of view of common sense.
And it agrees fully with experiment.
So I hope you accept Nature as She is — absurd.
/ QED : The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
page. 10. by R. Feynman /

‘ Many believe that relative theory tells us that ours
is a kind of Alice-in-Wonderland universe; that this
revealed by the mathematician Einstein who discovered
that there is a fourth dimension,....... that, in short,
everything is relative and mysterious.‘
/ Book ‘Albert Einstein’, page 4. By Leopold Infeld ./

We still don't know that negative 4-D is.(!)

In the other words:
Physicists show us the absurd and mysterious existence
of nature as a real fact which ‘agrees fully with experiment.’
I cannot believe that nature is absurd and mysterious.
I think that their interpretations in relative and
quantum electrodynamics theories were wrong.
I think that it is possible to understand the universe
using usual common logical thought.
We need only understand in which zoo (reference frame )
physicists found higgs-boson and 1000 its elementary brothers.
To create particle accelerators is needed reference frame of vacuum.(!)
It means that physicists take vacuum as a reflector of the real (!)
structure of nature: the space between billions and billions galaxies.

But on the other hand, today's physicists refuse to take vacuum
T=0K as real fundament of Universe.
‘ It is true ... there is such a thing as absolute zero; we cannot
reach temperatures below absolute zero not because we are not
sufficiently clever but because temperatures below absolute zero
simple have no meaning.’
/ Book :‘Dreams of a final theory’ Page 138.
By Steven Weinberg. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1979 /
Does one physicist hand know that the other hand makes?
( maybe without vacuum the CERN is good place for formula-I
competition ..?!)

Tel Aviv, Israel

#2 Feb 6, 2013
Alice in Quantumland
an allegory of Quantum Physics

(Below is a sample from the publisher's blurb)

This story is physics told through a fantasy allegory.
Alice falls through the screen of her television set and finds herself
in Quantumland. This is a place where she encounters unusual characters
who demonstrate to her the basics of quantum physics.
She meets electrons, whose positions must be uncertain unless they are
moving rapidly
She visits the Heisenberg Bank and sees particles get short term energy loans
She talks to the Uncertain Accountant who cannot make his books balance
because of energy fluctuations.
She meets the Quantum and Classical Mechanics at the Mechanic's
Institute and sees demonstrations of interference in their Gedanken room.
At the Fermi Bose Academy she is told how the Pauli Principle deals
with hundreds of identical electron students.
From the Mendeleev Pier she explores the energy levels within an atom.
She visits Castle Rutherford, the home of the nuclear Family.
The three Quark Brothers explain the composition of strongly
interacting particles.
In all of this there is only one equation.

The Use of Allegory
Modern physics has given rise to some strange and marvelous concepts.
They are not only strange, they are difficult to believe.
We cannot understand them, in that we cannot make them fit
with our previous beliefs.
In that sense no one understands quantum mechanics.
We are forced to take on board new and initially unbelievable facts.


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