What are ‘weak measurements’ and what do they tell us about quantum systems? Less than is often claimed.

The idea of ‘weak measurements’ has been much discussed recently in the popular science presses as well as in physics journals. This post aims to demystify some of the claims made about quantum systems based on weak measurements. As illustration of the basic idea of weak measurement, consider the following analogy. A quantum shoe factory … Continue reading What are ‘weak measurements’ and what do they tell us about quantum systems? Less than is often claimed.

Dr. Quantum on my new book (http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/p993)

Fred Alan Wolf (aka ‘Dr. Quantum’) is a best-selling author of philosophically-oriented books on modern physics  for the general reader. He recently offered this review of my new book, Understanding Our Unseen Reality: Solving Quantum Riddles (Imperial College Press): “Ruth Kastner is emerging as one of the latest new interpreters of the mysteries of quantum … Continue reading Dr. Quantum on my new book (http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/p993)