Category Archives: Quantum foundations

Can we freeze something at room temperature? Yes, quantum coherence!

  Happy 2017 from the Quanta Rei team! We close the current year with a guest post from our former member, long-time friend and collaborator Dr Rosario Lo Franco |RLF>   From the dawn of agriculture until the industrial revolution, all … Continue reading

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There is no local realism within the quantum realm!

What is reality? Is there a mathematically rigorous way to define it? Following the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, we can at least start by vaguely identifying two different kinds of reality: anything that we come across a posteriori as a … Continue reading

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So, what are you researching? Connections between quantum entanglement and metrology

“So, what are you researching?” The dreaded question I am asked on countless occasion. From friends, family, acquaintances, this is a very natural question to ask of somebody doing a PhD – research is both their passion and their purpose. So … Continue reading

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Quanta rei, or not?

“Τα πάντα ρει” says famous Greek philosopher Heraclitus; everything flows. With this expression, Heraclitus probably wanted to express the world view that, at the most basic level, everything is in constant motion. What is the most basic level of nature … Continue reading

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