SHP 111†† Schrodinger's Cat and All That


Matthew Deady





Th†††††††† 3:00 - 5:00 pm††††† OLIN 201

2 credits†† While it has been an incredibly successful physical theory, Quantum Physics does include many philosophical ideas and experimental results which seem to defy common sense.Is the electron a particle or a wave?Does God roll dice?Is Schrodingerís cat dead or alive before we look in the box?In this seminar, we will study the aspects of subatomic phenomena that scientists and others find most puzzling.And, we will develop the conceptual and mathematical tools necessary to make sense of it all.There are no specific math or science Prerequisites, but comfort with basic algebra will be assumed.Enrollment limited to 15 students.