A Primer on Particle Physics, Part 2: Fun with Quantum Field Theory

Link to part 1 in case you missed it: https://the-avocado.org/2020/07/07/a-primer-on-particle-physics-part-1-what-is-a-particle-the-answer-may-surprise-you/ Last time, I talked in a very abstract way about fields (and particularly quantum fields), and I claimed that particles are fundamentally excitations of these fields. This time, we’ll get … Continue reading A Primer on Particle Physics, Part 2: Fun with Quantum Field Theory

A Primer on the Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, Part 3

If you missed them, parts 1 and 2 are here: https://the-avocado.org/2019/07/02/a-primer-on-the-interpretations-of-quantum-mechanics-part-1/ https://the-avocado.org/2019/07/16/a-primer-on-the-interpretations-of-quantum-mechanics-part-2/   Hidden Variables Last time, I talked about interpretations involving wave function collapse, which collectively form one of the three main traditions in the foundations of Quantum Mechanics. … Continue reading A Primer on the Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, Part 3