The Life Cycle podcast Takes on Quantum!
Thursday, May 18th
What do you think of when you hear the words “quantum mechanics”? Do you feel like an expert or do you feel a sense of curiosity? Are you momentarily thrown back to being completely lost in your high school math class? No matter what comes to your mind, The Life Cycle’s newest episode, “How Much is the Fish?”, is for you! In it, John and Eva give us a crash course on quantum mechanics. We promise, they break it down in a way anyone can understand!
In this episode, Eva travels to Oxford and talks with theoretical physicist, Professor James Binney, about what quantum mechanics is and how it works. Professor Binney breaks down complex concepts in a way that is easy for non-scientists to understand, making this episode a perfect introduction to the world of quantum.
John and Eva cover a range of fascinating topics, including non-locality, entanglement, and the double-slit experiment. These concepts challenge our understanding of the physical world and have led to groundbreaking scientific discoveries in fields like computing and cryptography.
By the end of this episode, you will have a basic understanding of the principles of quantum mechanics. So the next time some wise guy brings up quantum at a dinner party (or we return to quantum theory in the next episode), you’ll have something to say!
We hope “How Much is the Fish?” sparks your curiosity about the mysteries of the universe and inspires you to explore the exciting world of quantum mechanics!
You can listen to all of The Life Cycle's episodes on their website or wherever you get your podcasts.