‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What Is Real?’ try to make sense of quantum weirdness


Science News has the review of two books, ‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What Is Real?’ try to make sense of quantum weirdness.

Ball especially favors the perspective on quantum physics offered by the notion of quantum decoherence. Very roughly, the decoherence process dissipates various possible quantum realities into the environment, and only those versions of reality that are robustly recorded in the environment present themselves to observers. It’s of course much more complicated than that, and Ball admirably conveys those complications even at the occasional expense of clarity. Which puts his account closer to the truth.

“Beyond Weird” by Philip Ball is the book I am going to want to read.

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