The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

erichellerstransportxiiiClick Here to Read: The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics by Steven Weinberg in The New York Review of Books on January 19, 2017 Issue.

The physicist Eric J. Heller’s Transport XIII (2003), inspired by electron flow experiments conducted at Harvard. According to Heller, the image ‘shows two kinds of chaos: a random quantum wave on the surface of a sphere, and chaotic classical electron paths in a semiconductor launched over a range of angles from a particular point. Even though one is quantum mechanical and the other classical, they are related: the chaotic classical paths cause random quantum waves to appear when the classical system is solved quantum mechanically.’

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