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Particles vs. Fields - A Battle of Three Rounds

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Published on Jan 16, 2014

Almost a hundred years ago a physics theory emerged known as quantum mechanics. From the beginning, quantum mechanics, a theory based on particles, was plagued with weirdness and mystery. A bit later quantum field theory was developed, describing a world made of fields, not particles. After a battle of three rounds, quantum mechanics emerged as the victor, unfortunately, and today the paradoxes of quantum mechanics permeate our culture, from movies to comic strips. This video describes the "slugfest" between quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, as Prof. Edward Finn and Dr. Rodney Brooks put on the gloves and show why quantum field theory is still the best way to understand physics. Read more at http://www.quantum-field-theory.net.

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