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Questions About The Wavefunction of Quantum Mechanics

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The most popular questions students ask about the wavefunction of quantum mechanics this year.

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The Birth of Quantum Mechanics

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

” The Heisenberg-Bohr concepts leave us all breathless, and have made a deep impression on all theoretically oriented people.”           -Albert Einstein, 1926 The period 1905 to 1925 was a great time for the world’s leading physicists in the race to understand the quantum nature of matter. To explain so many curious and undigestible phenomena about radiation, […]

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Sticky: The Equation That Changed The World

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

“Common sense is that layer of prejudices we acquire before we are 16.” – Albert Einstein The physical world that was opening up in  1900 was revealed and seen in a radical light. Max Planck’s bold hypothesis that light was emitted in  bundles or  quanta of energy where each quantum’s energy is determined by the […]

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Our Physical World Beckons To Be Understood

Friday, December 5th, 2008

” … To free myself from the chains of the ‘merely personal’, from an existence which is dominated by wishes, hopes and primitive feelings. Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection […]

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For a Deeper Understanding and Appreciation of our Physical World

Friday, November 28th, 2008

In June 2008, for the first time in the southern Philippines the biggest group of more than a dozen and a half graduate students studying quantum mechanics was ever assembled. Never mind that the Philippines was discovered by Magellan in the year 1521. Anyway, quantum mechanics was only formulated in 1926; relatively quite recent. Quantum […]

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