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“The universe seems to like talking to itself faster than the speed of light,” said Steinberg. “I could understand a universe where nothing can go faster than light, but a universe where the internal workings operate faster than light, and yet we’re forbidden from ever making use of that at the macroscopic level — it’s very hard to understand.”


Probability densities for the electron of a hydrogen atom in different quantum states. (ref:


The Wave Function | Quantum Mechanics 2 In this video we meet the mysterious wave function, speculate on it’s meaning, and speculate on whether speculating on the meaning is a good thing. You’ll see. By: Looking Glass Universe.


Comparison of classical and quantum harmonic oscillator conceptions for a single spinless particle. The two processes differ greatly. The classical process (A–B) is represented as the motion of a particle along a trajectory. The quantum process (C–H) has no such trajectory. Rather, it is represented as a wave. Panels (C–F) show four different standing wave solutions of the Schrödinger equation. Panels (G–H) further show two different wave functions that are solutions of the Schrödinger ...

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The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atoms Orbital Structure What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atoms actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.


Schrodinger Wave Equation. The beauty of it. From the book "Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed" by Jim Al Khalili