Frank Wilczek

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A new class of quantum particle is about to emerge from the tangled considerations of quantum statistics.
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Inside the Knotty World of ‘Anyon’ Particles

A new class of quantum particle is about to emerge from the tangled considerations of quantum statistics.

Richard Feynman’s famous diagrams weren’t just a way to do calculations. They represented a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together.
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How Feynman Diagrams Almost Saved Space

Richard Feynman’s famous diagrams weren’t just a way to do calculations. They represented a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together.

How quantum entanglement connects with the “many worlds” of quantum theory.
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Entanglement Made Simple

How quantum entanglement connects with the “many worlds” of quantum theory.

The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.
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Time’s (Almost) Reversible Arrow

The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.

Einstein refused to believe in the inherent unpredictability of the world. Is the subatomic world insane, or just subtle?
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Einstein’s Parable of Quantum Insanity

Einstein refused to believe in the inherent unpredictability of the world. Is the subatomic world insane, or just subtle?

About the author

Frank Wilczek was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of the strong force. His most recent book is A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design. Wilczek is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.