The experiment to be discussed is a souped-up version of the two-slit experiment with electrons, which in a Physics World poll conducted in 2002 was voted “the most beautiful experiment in physics,” and which according to Richard Feynman “has in it the heart of quantum mechanics” and is “impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way.” In this experiment, electrons are launched in front of a plate containing two slits, and electrons are detected on a screen behind the slit plate. …


The way of the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (usually translated as the “Song of God”) is an episode in the great Sanskrit poem, the Mahabharata. It is composed in the form of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Krishna, an avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu. Composed sometime between the third century BC and the third century CE, it is commonly known as the Gita.

The battle at Kurukshetra

On the brink of the climactic battle between warring branches of the same family, Arjuna the archer is suddenly overwhelmed with misgivings about the justice of killing so many people, some of whom are his friends…


It’s about everything but cats

In an essay written during the last year of his life, Erwin Schrödinger expressed his astonishment at the fact that despite “the absolute hermetic separation of my sphere of consciousness” from everyone else’s, there is “a far-reaching structural similarity between certain parts of our experiences, the parts which we call external; it can be expressed in the brief statement that we all live in the same world.”

Erwin Schrödinger
Erwin Schrödinger

If I see you looking at a flower, I infer that you perceive a flower, but I am not aware of what the flower looks like to you. Your “sphere of consciousness” is…

Ulrich Mohrhoff

Author of “The World According to Quantum Mechanics: Why the Laws of Physics Make Perfect Sense After All” / https://aurocafe.substack.com/welcome

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