Quantum

In a four-part series John Gribbin explores the weird subatomic world of quantum mechanics.

Reader: Paul Birchard.

Episodes

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0101A Measure Of Uncertainty19991201

In a four-part series John Gribbin explores the weird subatomic world of quantum mechanics.

Reader: Paul Birchard.The events surrounding the disturbing realisation that matter can be both wave and particle, and the story of how the discovery of quanta spawned the greatest ever scientific revolution.

0102Councils Of Despair19991208

The ongoing debate about how to understand the meaning of quantum mechanics, and the elaborate interpretations that attempt to make sense of the counterintuitive world of subatomic particles.

0103Einstein's Nightmare19991215

Einstein set out to disprove quantum theory, but experiments have now proved Einstein's nightmare a reality.

0104 LASTBeyond Common Sense19991222

This final programme looks ahead to the next quantum revolution, to the first quantum computers, uncrackable codes, teleporation and quantum devices the size of a wedding ring.