Category Archives: Science & Society

Science Rhymes

Our blog Quanta Rei has been online for three and a half years. We’ve been exploring a variety of ways to convey our passion for science. Some of our posts have been rather technical, some more philosophical, some quite artistic. … Continue reading

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Our Quantum Reality: A Physics-Art Project

Cross posted from FQXi’s blog: https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3253 I recently completed a collaborative art-physics project, with award-winning artist Joseph Namara Hollis, to produce a short, illustrated book about the quantum mechanical reality in which we live. From the start, this was an ambitious … Continue reading

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Discussion and review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose

Humankind has a fantastically deep and complex understanding of many of the scientific and philosophical puzzles that have baffled our ancestors. We understand the inner workings of the sun, and what lives in the most remote places on Earth; we … Continue reading

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In pursuit of the deepest link

There is not a deep divide between science and arts. Rather the opposite! I have long been interested in unveiling links between these two seemingly distinct spheres of knowledge. Scientists are typically seen as rational beings who pursue the truth … Continue reading

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The Entanglement picture

I first came across the Entanglement picture about 11 years ago. Nearing the end of my year-long visit to the Centre for Quantum Computation in Cambridge (UK), I was returning to Salerno (Italy) to start working on my PhD thesis. As … Continue reading

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Would you rather be monogamous or faithful?

“When two systems enter into temporary physical interaction due to known forces between them, and when after a time of mutual influence the systems separate again, then they can no longer be described in the same way as before. I … Continue reading

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Peering through the fourth industrial revolution

One of the things I like most of my academic job is the opportunity to visit different places and interact with different communities. Already during my PhD at the University of Salerno, Italy, we had substantial funding to travel for workshops and … Continue reading

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