LOG#234. Quilibrium theory?

Quantum Mechanics, is it unbreakable? Is it effective or fundamental? Could it be an approximation to another theory? We do not know the ultimate word about that. However, up to current date (circa 2019), it is fundamental. Any trial and … Continue reading

LOG#233. Electron microscopes.

Surprise! Second post today. It is a nice post, I believe. Usually, we see the world using photons in certain wavelengths. Our eyes can see only a very limited width of the electromagnetic spectrum. The quantum revolution taught us that … Continue reading

LOG#217. The 2 pillars.

Time of Cosmic Voyages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdpSgz8KU4 This is a long post, despite not being a special post (remember I make one of those every 50 posts). What are we going to see here? A five part post! Part(I). A descriptive prelude. … Continue reading

LOG#211. Understanding gravity (I).

Hi, everywhere! Have you missed me? A little short thread begins. This thread is based on some Nima’s talk on the understanding on gravity. Do we understand gravity? Classically, yes. Quantumly, it is not so easy. String theory is the … Continue reading

LOG#195. Quantum theory of photon spin states.

This blog post is dedicated to my friend, Sergio Lukic. He wrote it as undergraduate student, and I got his permission to publish it here, on my blog. This article exposes a treatment of photon polarization using the quantum features … Continue reading

LOG#189. Fundamental challenges.

The marriage between gravity and quantum mechanics is “complicated”. The best physicists and brightest minds have tried, but only with partial success. String/superstring theory, now M-theory, is a curious story. The another story is canonical quantum gravity, or loop quantum … Continue reading

LOG#180. Hadronic mysteries.

Hi, everyone! Today is not today. Elementary particles are known to fall in two species, taking for granted the Standard Model (SM): bosons and fermions. The SM bosons are photons, gluons, W and Z bosons and the recently found Higgs … Continue reading

LOG#150. Bohr and Doctor Who: A=mc³.

The year 2013 is coming to its end…And I have a final gift for you. An impossible post! This year was the Bohr model 100th anniversary. I have talked about this subject already, here, here and here. The hydrogen spectrum is very important in … Continue reading

LOG#148. Path integral (III).

Round 3! Fight… with path integrals! XD Introduction: generic aspects Consider a particle moving in one dimension (the extension to ND is trivial), the hamiltonian being of the usual form: The fundamental question and problem in the path integral (PI) … Continue reading

LOG#146. Path integral (I).

My next thematic thread will cover the Feynman path integral approach to Quantum Mechanics! The standard formulation of Quantum Mechanics is well known. It was built and created by Schrödinger, Heisenberg and Dirac, plus many others, between 1925-1931. Later, it … Continue reading