In vita itaque apprime utile est, intellectum seu Rationem, quantum possumus, perficere, et in hoc uno summa hominis felicitas seu beatitudo consistit; quippe beatitudo nihil aliud est, quam ipsa animi acquiescentia quae ex Dei intuitiva cognitione oritur. It is therefore extrememly useful in life to perfect as much as we can the intellect or reason, and of this alone doesthegreatest happiness or blessedness of man exist: for blessedness is nothing else than satisfaction of mind which arises from the intuitive knowledge of God.
If quantum communication and quantum computation are to flourish, a new information theory will have to be developed.hans christian von baeyer
It seems to me that we must make a distinction between what is "objective" and what is "measurable" in discussing the question of physical reality, according to quantum mechanics. The state-vector of a system is, indeed, not measurable , in the sense that one cannot ascertain, by experiments performed on the system, precisely (up to proportionality) what the state is; but the state-vector does seem to be (again up to proportionality) a completely objective property of the system, being completely characterized by the results it must give to experiments that one might perform.roger penrose
O mihi tum longae maneat pars ultima vitae, Spiritus et quantum sat erit tua dicere facta.
Certainly we do not need quantum mechanics for macroscopic objects, which are well described by classical physics – this is the reason why quantum mechanics seems so foreign to our everyday existence.alain aspect
"The girl I find who wants to talk about quantum theory in a bar is the one I want to marry."brandon boyd
On the side of physics, there were a few key figures in Oxford who realized, in all probability unlike the majority of their colleagues in the physics department, that physics without interpretation is only part of the story, and that theories like quantum mechanics need careful foundational reflection.harvey brown
Interference between universes at the quantum level means that information transfer takes place between them.james p. hogan
It turns out that information leaks between universes at the quantum level. We think it accounts for all kinds of phenomena, from what drives evolution to strange insights and mystical experiences through the ages. The machine was built as an attempt to investigate and amplify them.james p. hogan
Ever since quantum phenomena became definitely recognized many attempts were made to picture their mechanism.
O mihi tum longae maneat pars ultima vitae, Spiritus et quantum sat erit tua dicere facta.virgil
Is it not good to know what follows from what, even if it is not necessarily FAPP? [FAPP is Bell's suggested abbreviation of "for all practical purposes."] Suppose for example that quantum mechanics were found to resist precise formulation. Suppose that when formulation beyond FAPP was attempted, we find an unmovable finger obstinately pointing outside the subject, to the mind of the observor, to the Hindu scriptures, to God, or even only Gravitation? Would that not be very, very interesting?john stewart bell
We have reversed the usual classical notion that the independent "elementary parts" of the world are the fundamental reality, and that the various systems are merely particular contingent forms and arrangements of these parts. Rather, we say that inseparable quantum interconnectedness of the whole universe is the fundamental reality, and that relatively independent behaving parts are merely particular and contingent forms within this whole.david bohm
On quantum theory I use up more brain grease (rough translation of German idiom) than on relativity.Albert Einstein
The chance is high that the truth lies in the fashionable direction. But, on the off-chance that it is in another direction a direction obvious from an unfashionable view of field theory who will find it? Only someone who has sacrificed himself by teaching himself quantum electrodynamics from a peculiar and unfashionable point of view; one that he may have to invent for himself.richard feynman
Consecutusque cohortis ad Rubiconem flumen, qui provinciae eius finis erat, paulum constitit, ac reputans quantum moliretur, conversus ad proximos: "Etiam nunc," inquit, "regredi possumus; quod si ponticulum transierimus, omnia armis agenda erunt."suetonius
The random quantum fluctuations of my brain are historical accidents that happen to have decided that the concepts of dynamic scoping and lexical scoping are orthogonal and should remain that way.larry wall
We don't have enough parallel universes to allow all uses of all junction types--in the absence of quantum computing the combinatorics are not in our favor...larry wall
No physical theory of local hidden variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics.
For those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.
Eo animo quidque debetur quo datur, nec quantum sit sed a quali profectum voluntate perpenditur.seneca the younger
Sapiens vivit quantum debet, non quantum potest.
quantum phenomena do not occur in a Hilbert space. They occur in a laboratory.asher peres
quantum theory also tells us that the world is not simply objective; somehow it's something more subtle than that. In some sense it is veiled from us, but it has a structure that we can understand.john polkinghorne
Murphy's quantum Law: Anything that can, could have, or will go wrong, is going wrong, all at once.
I am a quantum Engineer, but on Sundays I Have Principles.
quantum theory was split up into dialects. Different people describe the same experiences in remarkably different languages. This is confusing even to physicists.