Quantum physics for babies with Chris Ferrie
This episode is with Chris Ferrie. He is an associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and Centre for Quantum Software and Information. His research focuses on quantum information science. Chris also writes children's books and some selected titles include Quantum Physics for Babies, 8 Little Planets and Pandemics for Babies. In this conversation we talk about beginning of quantum physics, Double slit experiment, matter, understanding reality, quantum entanglement and quantum computing.
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00:00:55 Do we understand quantum physics?
00:03:50 Double slit experiment
00:08:43 Max Planck and Einstein's work
00:09:58 Early development of quantum theory
00:12:05 'Quantum' in quantum physics
00:12:41 Heisenberg's principle
00:18:56 Schrodinger's equation
00:20:10 Quantum superposition and quantum entanglement
00:22:53 How to understand quantum entanglement?
00:30:13 What is matter and nature of reality?
00:36:07 Emergence and theory of everything
00:39:49 Science of chaos/luck/chance 00:42:11 Understanding chaos
00:43:54 Quantum information
00:50:07 Quantum information and consciousness
00:51:31 Work of Bernardo Kastrup and Donald Hoffman
00:54:54 (Eugene) Wigner's friend
00:59:44 Decoherence in quantum physics
01:02:31 Quantum computers
01:07:09 How big are quantum computers?
01:10:10 Problem with quantum computers
01:11:20 2022 Nobel prize in physics
01:15:04 Quantum systems in action
01:18:06 Writing science books for babies
01:21:08 Thank you!