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What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway?

You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

    AaS! 189: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 7: Many Worlds, Infinite Possibilities)

    AaS! 189: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 7: Many Worlds, Infinite Possibilities)

    Part 7! What is the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics? How does decoherence play a critical role? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this idea? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
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    Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing.
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

    • 49 min
    AaS! 188: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 6: Einstein’s Revenge)

    AaS! 188: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 6: Einstein’s Revenge)

    Part 6! What were Einstein’s objections to quantum mechanics? Why was he so bothered by non-locality? What is the EPR paradox? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/spaceman and get on your way to being your best self. Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month!
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    Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing.
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter (http://www.pmsutter.com).

    • 39 min
    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 5: Dreams of Copenhagen)

    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 5: Dreams of Copenhagen)

    Part 5! What is the Copenhagen interpretation? How did the debates between Heisenberg and Schrodinger influence later physicists? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the “shut up and calculate” approach to quantum mechanics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
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    Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing.
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

    • 39 min
    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 4: It’s a Quantum, Quantum, Quantum World)

    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 4: It’s a Quantum, Quantum, Quantum World)

    Part 4! What are the basic lessons of quantum mechanics? What does quantum mechanics teach us about the nature of reality? How does a quantum worldview differ from a classical one? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
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    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).
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    • 29 min
    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 3: There and Back Again)

    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 3: There and Back Again)

    Part 3! Who developed quantum theory and why? What experiments motivated the creation of quantum mechanics? How was quantum mechanics a total break from classical physics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
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    Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing.
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

    • 48 min
    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 2: Quantum Mechanics 102)

    What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 2: Quantum Mechanics 102)

    Part 2! How do physicists understand quantum mechanics? What are the postulates and principles of quantum mechanics? How do the foundations of quantum mechanics compare to other theories? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
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    • 43 min

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632 Ratings

632 Ratings

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My favorite podcast

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God particle how I would love to love this.

But my first listen was a fifteen minute introduction to a show that only last twenty-five more minutes, and the entire introduction sounded I was about to sold a religion.

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Occasional politics crept in

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