quotes about Quantum

The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks
 Albert Einstein 
In a quantum universe, magic is not the exception but the rule.
 Arjuna Ardagh 
Quantum phenomena do not occur in a Hilbert space. They occur in a laboratory.
 Asher PeresSource : "Quantum theory: concepts and methods" by Asher Peres, Springer, (p. 373), 1995.

Quantum est in rebus inane! How much folly there is in human affairs.
 Aulus Persius Flaccus 


What quantum physics teaches us is that everything we thought was physical is not physical.
 Bruce H. Lipton 
Classical physics has been superseded by quantum theory: quantum theory is verified by experiments. Experiments must be described in terms of classical physics.
 Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker 
In relativity, movement is continuous, causally determinate and well defined, while in quantum mechanics it is discontinuous, not causally determinate and not well defined.
 David Bohm 

The most important application of quantum computing in the future is likely to be a computer simulation of quantum systems, because that's an application where we know for sure that quantum systems in general cannot be efficiently simulated on a classical computer.
 David DeutschSource : "The Father of Quantum Computing". Interview with Quinn Norton, www.wired.com. February 15, 2007.

Our brains are too slow to register that every concrete object is winking in and out of existence at the quantum level thousands of times per second.
 Deepak Chopra 
Dear Artificer, Iâ€™ve blown my quanta and gone to the Good Place!
 Diane Duane 
Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.
 Erwin Schrodinger 

If quantum communication and quantum computation are to flourish, a new information theory will have to be developed.
 Hans Christian von BaeyerSource : Hans Christian Von Baeyer (2004). “Information: The New Language of Science”, p.231, Harvard University Press

[Recent evidence regarding quantum mechanics is] sufficient to rule out all theological options but one  the Bible's.
 Hugh Ross 
Everybody recognizes that if you can make very efficient electric motors, you can make a quantum leap forward.
 James Dyson 
For the most part, quantum theory has been of little practical value in my life.
 Jenny DiskiSource : 1997 Skating to Antarctica.


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 PolkinghorneSource : "Divine Action". Interview with Lyndon F. Harris, "Cross Currents", Volume 48, Issue 1, www.aril.org. Spring 1998.

Theoretical physicists live in a classical world, looking out into a quantummechanical world. The latter we describe only subjectively, in terms of procedures and results in our classical domain.
 John Stewart BellSource : "Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics". Book by John Stewart Bell, p. 29, 1987.

I am a Quantum Engineer, but on Sundays I Have Principles.
 John Stewart BellSource : Opening sentence of his "underground colloquium" in March 1983, as quoted by Nicolas Gisin in "Quantum [un]speakables: from Bell to quantum information", p. 199, 2002.

The love of pelf increases with the pelf. [Lat., Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescit.]
 Juvenal 

If you have nothing in quantum mechanics, you will always have something.
 Lawrence M. Krauss 
You have to say now that space is something. Space can vibrate, space can fluctuate, space can be quantum mechanical, but what the devil is it?
 Leonard Susskind 
Common sense has no place in Quantum Mechanics.
 Michio Kaku 
We are analog beings living in a digital world, facing a quantum future.
 Neil Turok 

Quantum physics is one of the hardest things to understand intuitively, because essentially the whole point is that our classical picture is wrong,
 Neil Turok 
Anyone not shocked by quantum mechanics has not yet understood it.
 Niels Bohr 
Anyone who can contemplate quantum mechanics without getting dizzy hasn't understood it.
 Niels Bohr 
When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world.
 Richard Gere 

Quantum physics shows us the universe as a dynamic web of connection.
 Robert Moss 
The history of the universe is, in effect, a huge and ongoing quantum computation. The universe is a quantum computer.
 Seth Lloyd 
Quantum mechanics is weird. I don't understand it. Just live with it. You don't have to understand the nature of things in order to build cool devices.
 Seth LloydSource : "Seth Lloyd on Quantum Computing" by Scott Dewing, blog.insidethebox.org, September 23, 2011.

I got into physics through pop science and quantum science and ended up being such a quantum groupie.
 Talulah Riley 

It seems sensible to discard all hope of observing hitherto unobservable quantities, such as the position and period of the electron... Instead it seems more reasonable to try to establish a theoretical quantum mechanics, analogous to classical mechanics, but in which only relations between observable quantities occur.
 Werner Heisenberg 
Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible.
 Yuan T. Lee 
Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense.
 Roger Penrose 

There's no verbs before time itself exists, right? There's no popping into existence, there's no fluctuating, there's no quantum mechanical craziness, there is literally nothing.
 Sean M. CarrollSource : Source: www.wbur.org