The Life Cycle Podcast: Quantum Stories
Thursday, June 1st
The Life Cycle is back this week to deliver the second part of its investigation of all things quantum!
If you haven’t already, go and give their quantum part one a listen first, otherwise you may well and truly get lost down a black hole of utter confusion, and we wouldn’t want that…
We all know the CIA introduced LSD to America, right? But did you know that they also wanted to introduce quantum entanglement and mind control? This episode revolves around an interview between John and David Kaiser, an American physicist and science historian. With David’s help, we take a look at how quantum evolved over the 20th century in both Europe and the US (and yes, even how the CIA and mindreading played a role). He also dives back into the topic of entanglement (or as Einstein called it ‘spooky action at a distance’) and sheds some light on the groundbreaking work of John Bell (who gave his name to the all-important Bell’s Theorem).
To close out the episode, and The Life Cycle’s exploration of the quantum world, David and John talk about how quantum touches each and every one of us, every day of our lives. For example, our smartphones and GPS devices rely on quantum. So the next time you use Google Maps you can take a moment to thank quantum physics as well!
So join The Life Cycle on a journey back in time to help make sense of the present (and even the future!). You can listen to “Quantum Stories” on The Life Cycle Podcast’s website, or wherever you get your podcasts. And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any future episodes.