What Is Real?

What Is Real?

Quantum mechanics is humanity's finest scientific achievement. It explains why the sun shines and how your eyes can see. It's the theory behind the LEDs in your phone and the nuclear hearts of space probes. Every physicist agrees quantum physics is spectacularly successful. But ask them what quantum physics means, and the result will be a brawl.

At stake is the nature of the Universe itself. What does it mean for something to be real? What is the role of consciousness… (more)