How Quantum Mechanics Made Life Worth Living

Jim Kakalios puts a very humorous spin on quantum mechanics, and while the video may be neither here nor there, the book, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World, consists of the smallest possible number of words to explain the concept in a useful and entertaining way, and thus lays an important planck in anyone's physics education.

It has been said that only three people understand quantum mechanics. Well, one of them is Jim. And, you can be the fourth!

But wait, there's more!

Jim Kakalios, Author and Professor, will appear on the next edition of Minnesota's Atheist Talk Radio, Thus Sunday (December 19th) 9 - 10 AM (Central Time). You can watch it live on AM 950 in the Twin Cities or catch the podcast in a day or two. Details here.

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Next to you, Greg, Jim is my favorite guest on the show.

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