^{ Type post Author News Date November 29, 2020 Categorized Science Tagged __featured, Craig Lent, Enrique Blair, Invisible Boy (film character), Probability, Quantum Mechanics, quantum superposition, Random number generator (RNG), Robert J. Marks, wave function }

## How Scientists Have Learned To Work With the Quantum World

_{It’s still pretty weird, though}

_{ News November 29, 2020 Science }

In last week’s podcast, “Enrique Blair on quantum computing,” Walter Bradley Center director Robert J. Marks talks with fellow computer engineer Enrique Blair about why quantum mechanics is so strange. But scientists have learned to work with QM, despite many questions, like how to work with particles that can be in two different places (quantum superposition): https://episodes.castos.com/mindmatters/Mind-Matters-110-Enrique-Blair.mp3 [Starts at approximately 13:16.] The Show Notes and transcript follow. Excerpts from the transcript: Robert J. Marks: What’s superposition? What’s going on there? Enrique Blair: Quantum superposition is really a mathematical description. We use wave functions to describe these particles. There’s a wave function for the photon going through Slit One and a wave function for the photon going through Slit Two. To…