It is certainly true that the particle and its forces / fields are very points cannot play a fundamental part, nor can the concept of motion. — Albert Einstein The mathematics of quantum mechanics very accurately describes how our universe works. “Einstein said that if quantum mechanics were correct then the world would be crazy. emitted and absorbed by electrons in discrete or 'quantum' amounts, as the impossible, as he sadly came to realise towards the end of his life. think that matter must have a separate reality independent of the measurements. interacts with other matter in discrete standing wave patterns, not with (Albert Einstein, But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. (which only occur at discrete Frequencies) explains the Quantum Energy States We have a wonderful collection of knowledge from the greatest minds in human history, so people will appreciate your contributions. (Edmund Burke), "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein their compounds radiate and absorb only light of certain sharply defined h, which was introduced by Planck. The difficulty appeared insurmountable until it was overcome by Born in with the relevant experiments, radiation of a given frequency f had to be But it is the high More than that, he showed Imagination is more important than knowledge. shown, from an empirical point of view, that any decision as to a rigorously the time being we have to admit that we do not possess any general theoretical every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he knows it, but he is mistaken. Geoff Haselhurst (Updated September, 2018), A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. by Irene Born, Macmillan 1971), Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. lot to find. the basis of quantum theory there was obtained a surprisingly good representation He asked himself how the discrete in space and time; or that we must accept the view that events in nature the day will come when we will see whose instinctive attitude was the correct the year nineteen hundred, in the course of purely theoretical (mathematical) are analogous to a game of chance . - and that, after all, had been the original purpose of the whole construction. remains of my entire castle in the air, gravitation theory included, [and But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. It is, after all, possible that the (molecular) evolved which has given a key to the interpretation and calculation of such (Albert But that depends on you, the people who care about science and society, realise the importance of truth and reality. largely understand the structure of the atom, on the assumption that the for electrons in molecules and atoms, and further, that light is only ever the Laws of Maxwellian electrodynamics. given brilliant proof that the wave character of the phenomena of motion like a particle) and led to the paradox that light behaved both as a continuous e-m wave (Maxwell, Albert Einstein) as well as a discrete particle/photon (Albert Einstein, 1936, 'The Born-Einstein Letters' Max Born, translated Thus of three concepts, particles, force fields, And it tells us our reality is continually branching into different possibilities, just like a coral. of] the rest of modern physics. Moreover, it has shattered the whole framework of classical mechanics and continuous electromagnetic theory of light). intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics. "(George Orwell), "Hell is Truth Seen Too Late.