Notes – References to Internet content

Quantum Physics is NOT Weird

Introduction (Quantum Physics in the media)

  1. Life on the Edge by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden.
  2. Real Quanta by Martijn van Calmthout.
  3. Loophole-free Bell test TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einsteins “spooky action” is real. – Delft University of Technology – October 2015
  4. Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With ‘Spooky’ Quantum Experiment – NBC News, Jesse Emspak – March 2015
  5. Reality does not exist until we measure it, quantum experiment confirms. Mind = blown., Fiona McDonald – June 2015
  6. ‘Zeno effect’ verified – atoms won’t move while you watch – – Bill Steele – October 2015

1: Paradoxes – ‘I know how it is’

  1. Examples where your visual cortex is leading you astray
  2. Ames Room animation

2: The discovery of the solar system

  1. Ptolemaic movements: the Teacup carousel
  2. YouTube: Ptolemaic System Simulator.
  3. Wikipedia: Copernicus, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium
  4. Future Learn: Kepler’s harmonic law
  5. Wikipedia: Kepler’s equation
  6. Wikipedia: Kepler’s three laws
  7. Wikipedia: Sir Isaac Newton
  8. Amazon: Newton, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
  9. Newton: Opticks
  10. Science Alert 2016: A black hole in our laboratories?
  11. Wikipedia: Laplace’s hypothetical demon
  12. Wikipedia: Christiaan Huygens
  13. Huygens, Traité de la lumière
  14. Wikipedia: Polarization
  15. Wikipedia: Snell’s law

3: The clockwork universe and the ether

  1. Wikipedia: Coherent
  2. Wikipedia: Frequency
  3. Wikipedia: Matter waves
  4. Wikipedia: Moiré effect
  5. YouTube: Moiré animation by Amanita
  6. Wikipedia: Peak amplitude
  7. Online Tone generator: Free online tone generator program
  8. PHET Colorado: Online simulation: electric field vector
  9. Physics Classroom: Online simulation: magnetic field vector
  10. Wikipedia: Maxwell’s equations
  11. Animation: Electromagnetic wave
  12. Wikipedia: Michelson Morley: interferometric setup
  13. Wikipedia: Serendipity
  14. Wikipedia: Kirchhoff laws
  15. Wikipedia: Black Body Radiation
  16. Wikipedia: Max Planck
  17. Wikipedia: Ludwig Boltzmann
  18. Planck, Zur Theorie der Wärmestrahlung

4: The collapse of classical physics

  1. H. Bruning: Different types of waves – animation
  2. Sound waves – propagation
  3. Scienceworld: Einstein: Special relativity
  4. Wikipedia: Einstein: Brownian motion
  5. Wikipedia: Einstein: Photoelectric effect
  6. Faraday Physics: Einstein: Mass-Energy equivalence
  7. Wikipedia: A gas of light particles: Bose-Einstein condensate
  8. Spiff Rit Edu: Photon gets its name: P. Lenard – Ueber die lichtelektrische Wirkung
  9. Nikon: Fixed aperture: DSLR Camera Basics
  10. Wikipedia: Millikan: Measuring the charge of the electron
  11. Wikipedia: Rutherford: Marsden-Geiger experiment
  12. Encyclopedia Britannica: Ernest Rutherford
  13. Tutorials Point: Marsden-Geiger experiment
  14. Myanmar Arts: Gold Foil Making
  15. Physics Open lab: Gold Leaf Thickness with Alpha Spectrometry
  16. Wikipedia: Pauli: Exclusion principle
  17. E = mc2 Explained
  18. Wikipedia: Spectral lines of hydrogen
  19. Wikipedia: Rydberg formula
  20. Encyclopedia Britannica: Niels Bohr
  21. Lumen Physics: The momentum of the photon
  22. Wikimedia Commons: Circular standing wave: the 7th harmonic or the 7th ‘The Broglie’ orbit
  23. Physics Experiments: Diffraction on a CD
  24. Hyper Physics: Davisson Germer experiment
  25. Nobel Prize Davisson and Thomson
  26. First electron microscope by: Ernst Ruska

5: Uncertainty, the quantum collapse

  1. Science Alert 2019: Wave behavior of large molecules
  2. Wikipedia: Proof by contradiction in logic and mathematics
  3. YouTube: One electron at a time double slit experiment by Akira Tonomura
  4. Physics Today 2013: Akira Tonomura
  5. University of Tennessee: Single slit Fraunhofer diffraction
  6. LiveScience 2014: What Are Imaginary Numbers?
  7. Math is Fun: What is a vector?
  8. Infinite Potential: Bohm’s quantum potential
  9. ID Quantique: Implementing Quantum Draws to Secure Lotteries
  10. Numericana: The Solway conferences
  11. Wikipedia: Gedanken-experiment by Einstein – 1927
  12. The Physics Classroom: The Momentum Conservation Principle
  13. Physics World 2014: SOLEIL scientists create double-slit thought experiment
  14. ToutestQuantique: Wave-Particle Duality animation
  15. Wikipedia: Niels Bohr Institute
  16. Wikipedia: Atomic physics and quantum physics
  17. Wikipedia: The Copenhagen interpretation “is now widely felt to be unacceptable
  18. Wikipedia: Metaphysics
  19. The Information Philosopher: The Copenhagen interpretation – lecture by Heisenberg 1955/56 (annotated)
  20. Wikipedia: Quantum Decoherence hypothesis
  21. LiveScience 2020: Schrödinger’s thought experiment about a sealed box containing a living cat
  22. Science Mag 2016: A both dead and living cat experiment
  23. Internet Achive: Schrödinger’s What is life?
  24. YouTube: The higher electron orbits: these clouds have different bizarre forms
  25. Amolf; Aneta Sylwia Stodolna – 2014: Taking snapshots of atomic wave functions with a photoionization microscope
  26. NewScientist May 2013: Smile, hydrogen atom, you’re on quantum camera

6: An obscuring forest of hypotheses

  1. Wikipedia: The mathematical foundations of relativistic quantum mechanics
  2. Los Angeles Times 2016 :The human eye seems to be able to register a single photon
  3. Pittsburg University: Einstein’s thought experiment with a photon in a box
  4. NASA Science 2017: The holographic principle
  5. YouTube: The Cosmic Hologram: Jude Currivan 2017
  6. Wikipedia: Bell’s theorem
  7. Alien Ryder Flex: Experiment on a sunny day; Third-Polarizing-Filter Experiment Demystified
  8. QuTech 2015: A loophole-free Bell test
  9. Alain Aspect 2000: Bell’s Theorem : The naive view of an experimentalist
  10. Eurekalert! 2018: The BIG Bell Test
  11. The meaning and the history of the Bell test
  12. Wikipedia: Alternative quantum physics hypotheses
  13. QuantaMagazine 2017: Quantum hypotheses criticized
  14. Physical Review 2011: Testing the unresolved uncertainty concerning the interpretation of quantum physics
  15. Wikipedia: The “fuga vacui” hypothesis
  16. IMDb: The Matrix
  17. Andrei Khrennikov 2008: Did EPR make a Mistake? The role of von Neumann’s and Lüders postulate in the EPR-Bohm-Bell considerations
  18. University of Vienna: Anton Zeilinger 1999; interference of macroscopic particles
  19. Nature Communications 2011: Quantum interference of large organic molecules
  20. FourmiLab: Helmut Schmidt 1993; pk experiments
  21. Wikipedia: Helmut Schmidt (parapsychologist)
  22. Craig Weiler 2013: Psi Wars -TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet
  23. YouTube 2017: The quantum Zeno effect
  24. Cornell University 2015: ‘Zeno effect’ verified: Atoms won’t move while you watch
  25. Physics Essays 25 – 2012: Radin, Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six experiments
  26. Physics Essays 26 -2013: Radin, Psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern
  27. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2005: psi entanglement
  28. Wikipedia: fMRI
  29. PhysicsWorld 2018: chlorophyll chooses the most efficient quantum option
  30. Wikipedia: simple fluorescence experiment
  31. PhysicsWorld 2007: Quantum processes in biological systems were considered impossible
  32. 2014: John Wheeler’s Participatory Universe
  33. Physical Review 2006: Populating the Landscape: A Top-Down Approach
  34. Los Angeles Times 2016: The human eye is sensitive enough to detect a single photon
  35. Nature Communications 2015: Simultaneous observation of the quantization and the interference pattern
  36. Wikimedia Commons: Standing wave vibration

7: The delayed choice experiments

  1. Wikipedia: John Wheeler – his delayed choice experiments
  2. Wikipedia: Phase (waves)
  3. Wikipedia: Light waves reflecting on mirrors – whether full or semi-silvered – experience a phase shift of π (180o) or none at all
  4. Wikipedia: Occam’s razor
  5. Nature Physics 2015: Wheeler’s delayed-choice Gedanken experiment with a single atom
  6. University of Wien 1999: Zeilinger’s fullerene experiment
  7. Corgier et al. 2020: Non-linear Bragg trap interferometer
  8. Wikipedia: The Elitzur–Vaidman bomb tester should blow your mind
  9. University of Maryland, Scarcelli et al 2007: Two photon imaging delayed choice experiment conducted
  10. Wikipedia: Delayed-choice quantum eraser experiment performed in 1999 at the University of Maryland
  11. YouTube: Video describing and explaining the (flawed) 1999 experiment
  12. Quora, Mark Fernee 2017: Delayed choice experiment 1999 flawed
  13. NewLight Photonics: Nonlinear BBO crystal
  14. Wikipedia: Fourier analysis has many scientific applications
  15. China Science 2016: A chinese quantum radar prototype

8: Information, Communication, Entropy

  1. Wikipedia: A Mathematical Theory of Communication: Claude Shannon
  2. Mapping Ignorance 2020: Maxwell’s demon dethroned by information theory
  3. Wikipedia: The definition of entropy
  4. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam:The fight against entropy; Operation Nightwatch
  5. Machine Learning Mastery 2019: Information theory and entropy
  6. Cliffs Notes: Work and energy
  7. Wikipedia: The information theory definition of entropy
  8. Time as astronomical calculation
  9. Wikipedia: Memento the movie
  10. University of Maryland 1999: The delayed choice quantum eraser experiment by Yoon-Ho Kim, R. Yu, S.P. Kulik, and Y.H. Shih
  11. Quora 2017, Mark John Fernee: Is the delayed choice quantum eraser experiment flawed?

9: The dubious existence of the photon

  1. Wikipedia: The standard model of elementary particles

10: Retrocausality in physical reality

  1. Daryl Bem, Cornell University 2011): Feeling The Future: Is Precognition Possible?
  2. Akhila Raman 2018: On Daryl Bem’s Feeling the Future Paper
  3. Daryl Bem, Cornell University 2016: Feeling the future: A meta-analysis of 90 experiments on the anomalous anticipation of random future events
  4. University of Sydney 2018: Quantum ‘hack’ to unleash computing power
  5. Journal of Scientific Exploration, Radin 2004: Electrodermal Presentiments of Future Emotions
  6. Wikipedia: The Monte Carlo Fallacy

11: Quantum biology

  1. YouTube 2013: William Stranger interview Dr. Mae-Wan Ho in London
  2. Science in Society Archive 1999: Quantitative Image Analysis of Birefringent Biological Materials
  3. Wikipedia: Quantum tunneling – history
  4. YouTube 2020: How Plants Use Quantum Mechanics
  5. Wikipedia: Hartmann effect
  6. Quanta Magazine 2020: Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light
  7. Nature 2020: Measurement of the time spent by a tunnelling atom within the barrier region
  8. Brian David Josephson – The Nobel Prize in Physics 1973
  9. [Wikipedia: Voodoo Science
  10. 2013: Did Josephson Lose His Mind or Was He Ahead of His Time?
  11. Wikipedia: Exciton
  12. PNAS 1974: Electron Transfer Between Biological Molecules by Thermally Activated Tunneling
  13. ScienceDirect 1966: De Vault & chance, Studies of Photosynthesis using a pulsed LASER
  14. Wikipedia: Light-harvesting complexes of green plants
  15. Wikipedia: 3D random walk
  16. Module photosynthesis
  17. Graham Fleming in Nature in 2017: Evidence for wavelike energy transfer through quantum coherence in photosynthetic systems
  18. Wikipedia: The Avogrado Constant
  19. Wikipedia: Quantum decoherence – Criticism
  20. Wikipedia: Anthony James Legget
  21. University of Illinois 2002: A.J. Legget – Probing quantum mechanics towards the everyday world: where do we stand?
  22. Science Cha, Murray, Klinman 1989 : Hydrogen Tunneling in Enzyme Reactions
  23. Wikipedia: Enzyme
  24. University of Illinois 2004, Solov’yov, Schulten: Cryptochrome and Magnetic Sensing
  25. Science in Society 1997, Mae Wan Ho Quantum Coherence and Conscious Experience
  26. In 2004, Richard Axal and Linda Buck received the Nobel Prize for their research on Odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system
  27. PNAS 2011: Molecular vibration-sensing component in Drosophila melanogaster olfaction
  28. Wikipedia: Limonene and dipentene
  29. Genetics 1991, J. Cairns and P. L. Foster: Adaptive Reversion of a Frameshift Mutation in Escherichia Coli
  30. Nature 1988, John Cairns, Julie Overbaugh and Stephan Miller: The Origin of Mutants
  31. Physics World 2007: Photosynthesis takes a leaf out of the quantum book
  32. Genetics 1988, P.L. Foster: Adaptive mutation: has the unicorn landed?
  33. P. Marshall: Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design
  34. S. Ohno 1970 : Evolution by Gene Duplication (Free pdf download)
  35. Evolution News 2017: Convergent Evolution Is Even More Improbable than Evolution Itself
  36. Casey Blood: Implications of Quantum Physics
  37. W. Gitt: In The Beginning Was Information
  38. Stillness Speaks: Stanley Sobottka A Course in Consciousness
  39. YouTube: Winter in Holland, bird Swarm at sundown
  40. Wikipedia: Cyanobacteria
  41. Wikipedia: Symbiogenesis

12: A possible model. Descartes and the illusion of the world

  1. Thomas Campbell : My Big TOE
  2. B. Whitworth: The Physical World as Virtual Reality (Free pdf download)
  3. Wikipedia: Bhagavad Gita
  4. Wikipedia: René Descartes
  5. Wikipedia: Non-overlapping magisteria
  6. Wikipedia: The Cartesian theater
  7. CNN 2018: How close are we to video-recording our dreams?
  8. LiveScience 2013: Even Non-Amputees Can Feel a Phantom Limb
  9. YouTube 2019: Julie Beischel – You’re Not Even in There Now
  10. Quantum Physics & Consciousness, April 2020 : the SSE consilience conference
  11. Meme Guy: Rubber Hand Illusion
  12. Science Direct 2012, Guterstam, Ehrsson: Disowning one’s seen real body during an out-of-body illusion
  13. Wikipedia: Proprioception
  14. Frontiers in Psychology 2015, Tajima, Mizuno, Kume, Yoshida: The mirror illusion: does proprioceptive drift go hand in hand with sense of agency?
  15. EurekAlert! 2007: First out-of-body experience induced in laboratory setting
  16. Near Death Experience Research Foundation
  17. YouTube: The out-of-body and body-swap illusions featured in documentary
  18. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm: Henrik Ehrsson ranked top 10 in Medicine & Life Science according to magazine Fokus
  19. PEAR (1979-2007): research into psychokinesis, started in 1978 by Robert Jahn
  20. Science Advances 2019, Projetti et. al.: Wigner’s friend experiments in the laboratory, in 2019
  21. A. Gefter: Cosmic Solipsism
  22. Wikipedia: Upanishads
  23. Subtle Energy – Jude Currivan: The Cosmic Hologram
  24. Om (Aum, Omkar, Seed syllable, Pranhava)
  25. YouTube: Fay Dowker Public Lecture – Spacetime Atoms and the Unity of Physics
  26. Welcome to Julian Barbour’s web site
  27. VideoSift: “Killing Time: Nature and Illusions of time” Julian Barbour
  28. Vimeo: Julian Barbour’s COLLEGE FARM | The Mystery of the Arrow of Time
  29. Victor Zammit: Respected scientists who investigated open-minded
  30. Robert Lanza – BIOCENTRISM

13: Falsifiability of the consciousness hypothesis

  1. Wikipedia: Quantum Zeno effect
  2. IAEA & UNESCO 1974 – Degasperis et al : Does the lifetime of an unstable system depend on the measuring apparatus?
  3. 2015: Zeno effect’ verified—atoms won’t move while you watch
  4. Φsi Encyclopedia: Animals in Psi Research – René Peoc’h
  5. YouTube: L’esprit peut-il influencer la matière? – Physique Quantique-Spiritualité
  6. Journal of Scientific Exploration 1995, Peoc’h: Psychokinetic Action of Young Chicks on the Path of An Illuminated Source
  7. BBC 2016: China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius
  8. Wikipedia: Factorization
  9. 2014: Largest number factored on a quantum device is 56,153
  10. 2010: Chinese photonic quantum computer demonstrates quantum supremacy
  11. Wikipedia: Boson sampling – complexity of the problem

14 Consilience

  1. Ask a parapsychologist 2015 – John Kruth: The Survival Hypothesis: A Very Brief Discussion
  2. Journal of Near-Death Studies 2001, Knoblauch, Schmidt, Schnettler 2001: Different Kinds of Near-Death Experience: A Report on a Survey of Near-Death Experiences in Germany
  3. NDERF: Near Death Experience Research Foundation
  4. NDERF: NDE’s like the ones described by Anita Moorjani or Pam Reynolds
  5. Introduction to After Death Communication
  6. the story of Lynn S
  7. Reincarnation Research: Authenticated Memories of Past Lives
  8. Tom Shroder: Old Souls – Synopsis
  9. Leslie Kean: Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence For An Afterlife
  10. Reincarnation Research: The Case of James Leininger
  11. Φsi Encyclopedia: Drop-In Communicators
  12. Φsi Encyclopedia: Runolfur Runolfsson
  13. Fourmilab: RetroPsychoKinesis & Experiments Online


A: Observers in physics

  1. Experimental test of local observer independence

B: Faster than light communication with the quantum eraser?

C: Waves, phases and frequency

  1. Wikipedia: Phase of a sine wave is a modulo 360 function
  2. Sine wave: An animation

D: Locality and fields

  1. Wikipedia: Fermions
  2. Wikipedia: Pauli exclusion principle
  3. Wikipedia: Mesons

E: A short introduction to complex numbers

F: Multiversa, what it means in numbers


  1. Amplitude: Wikipedia
  2. Nancy Danison: Backwards
  3. John Campbell on delayed choice experiments.
  4. Bragg’s law.
  5. Electron spin discovered by Goudsmit en Ühlenbeck
  6. Emergence: Wikipedia
  7. The varying electric field generates a varying magnetic field
  8. Quora: ‘Is entanglement real?’
  9. Watch the EPR-paradox on YouTube
  10. SI-Unit: Hertz
  11. Holography:
  12. Mach-Zehnder optical device
  13. Momentum: the amount of movement.
  14. There is only one mind
  15. Pk seriously investigated
  16. An absorptive polarizer
  17. John Wheeler and a DIY quantum eraser slideshow
  18. Solipsism: the belief or the philosophy
  19. The Guardian – What is Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle?