And this is for dummies!

Not so new, they started thinking about this before I was born,

Even lasers depend on it -The study of black-body radiation between 1850 and 1900, which could not be explained without quantum concepts. The photoelectric effect: Einstein explained this in 1905 (and later received a Nobel prize for it) using the concept of photons, particles of light with quantized energy.

- 1917: Einstein proposes the theory of "stimulated emission," by which a photon, or light particle, induces an atom to emit an identical photon.

- 1953: American physicist Charles Townes builds forerunner of the laser, a "maser," for Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

- 1957: Gordon Gould, a doctoral student under Townes, coins the term "laser," theorising that light could be used to excite atoms into making a coherent beam of light. Later files a patent; legal dispute lasts nearly three decades.

- 1960: First laser, built by Theodore Maiman of Hughes Research Laboratories in California, becomes operational.

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Published on 14 May 2015

Hi Everyone, today we're sharing Quantum Mechanics made simple! This 20 minute explanation covers the basics and should give you a good foundation for understanding the principles of Quantum Mechanics.

TOPICS COVERED:

1). What are atoms made of? - 00:30

2). What is a particle? - 00:30

3). The Standard Model of Elementary Particles explained - 1:40

4). Higgs Field and Higgs Boson explained - 2:34

5). Quantum Leap explained - 3:07

6). Wave Particle duality explained - the Double slit experiment - 3:50

7). Schrödinger's equation explained - the "probability wave" - 6:09

7). How the act of measurement collapses a particle's wave function - 6:43

9). The Superposition Principle explained - 7:10

10). Schrödinger's cat explained - 8:19

11). Are particle's time traveling in the Double slit experiment? - 9:39

12). Many World's theory (Parallel universe's) explained - 12:23

13). Quantum Entanglement explained - 13:37

14). Spooky Action at a Distance explained - 14:09

15). Quantum Mechanics vs Einstein's explanation for Spooky action at a Distance (Bell's Theorem) - 15:40

16). Quantum Tunneling explained - 16:15

17). How the Sun Burns using Quantum Tunneling explained - 16:47

18). The Quantum Computer explained - 17:56

19). Quantum Teleportation explained - 18:24

20). Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity incompatibility explained. String theory - a possible theory of everything - introduced - 21:02

SOURCES:

Hunt for the Higgs - Horizon BBC documentary

Parallel Universes - Horizon BBC documentary

Quantum Mechanics - NOVA documentary, presented by Brian Greene

Inexplicable Universe - The Great Courses - presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson