Lots of physicists are talking about it, but why?
Professor Orzel, who wrote a book called 'How to Teach Physics to
Your Dog', says that "Modern life as we know it would be
impossible without an understanding of quantum physics".
Quantum physics is needed pretty much all modern electronics.
You wouldn't be able to read this on your computer if it wasn't for
quantum physics! Even green technologies, like energy efficient
light bulbs, batteries and solar panels need quantum physics to
Quantum physics blows my mind! So, who do I turn to? Who can
explain how quantum physics works? Dr Quantum, of course! Have a
look at this video:
Dr Quantum says that electrons can act both as particles and as
waves. Quantum theory says that there is a probability of electrons
being in more than one place at the same time.
BUT, by watching carrying out an experiment on the electrons, we
force them to be in one place.
Wow. Just by observing an electron, I can change its behaviour?
That's pretty impressive. Quantum physicists struggle with these
mind-problems every day. To find out more about quantum physics, go
to One Word
Science explains quantum mechanics.