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Is Quantum Mechanics Tried, True, Wildly Successful, and Wrong?

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Science  19 Jun 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5934, pp. 1512-1513
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_1512

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  • 2 Nobel Physics Prize winners (Louis de Broglie and Brian Schmidt) are teaching me things

    Simultaneously with an astrophysics course from Australian National University (presented by Dr. Paul Francis and Brian Schmidt, the cowinner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics), I'm doing a robotics course with the Queensland University of Technology. I made a comment on the robotics website about bandgap implants in the brain allowing us to add and delete "wavelengths of matter" in the future. The following day, I re-wrote this to become an eLetter responding to an article on the website of "Science", the journal of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).

    While rewriting my comment, I was reminded of physicist Louis de Broglie and his equation from last century relating the wavelength of a particle to its mass (expressing wave-particle duality). Part of this is the square root of (1 - v^2/c^2) which is also used in the ANU video's beaming, or concentrating in a particular direction. de Broglie's relation of wavelength and mass may be viewed in terms of the vector-tensor-scalar geometry discussed in some of my previous posts on the website of ANU's course.

    One side of a parallelogram can represent the vector of a photon, while the adjacent side is the vector of the presently hypothetical graviton. These are beamed or concentrated in the particular direction of the parallelogram's diagonal (tensor calculus can likewise convert the coordinates of the sides/vectors into the coordinates of a...

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