Physicists Edward Finn and Rodney Brooks take on the task of describing quantum field theory to laypersons without using any math. They describe the six basic quantum fields, and show how the field picture, and only the field picture, enables a true understanding of physics. Read more at http://www.quantum-field-theory.net
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Particles vs. Fields - A Battle of Three Rounds
12:38Almost a hundred years ago a physics theory emerged known as quantum mechanics. From the beginning, quantum mechanics, a theory based on particles, was plagued with weirdness and mystery. A bit later quantum field theory was developed, describing a world made of fields, not particles. After a battle of three rounds, quantum mechanics emerged as the victor, unfortunately, and today the paradoxes of quantum mechanics permeate our culture, from movies to comic strips. This video describes the "slugfest" between quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, as Prof. Edward Finn and Dr. Rodney Brooks put on the gloves and show why quantum field theory is still the best way to understand physics. Read more at http://www.quantum-field-theory.net
What is a Quantum Field?
16:16Physicists Edward Finn and Rodney Brooks take on the task of describing quantum field theory to laypersons without using any math. They describe the six basic quantum fields, and show how the field picture, and only the field picture, enables a true understanding of physics. Read more at http://www.quantum-field-theory.net
Understanding the Higgs Boson
8:24Dr. Rodney Brooks shows why the Higgs boson is a field, not a particle. To be more specific, the Higgs boson is a quantum of the Higgs field. In fact, the discovery of the Higgs boson is a final piece of evidence that validates quantum field theory, a theory that is often misunderstood or neglected. To learn more about the Higgs boson, visit http://www.quantum-field-theory.net
Understanding Einstein's Enigmas
50:18Most people are baffled by "Einstein's Enigmas" - special relativity, general relativity, and quantum mechanics. Yet understanding these mysteries is within everyone's grasp, once it is recognized that the universe is made of fields, not particles. The paradoxes of Einstein's theories of relativity and quantum mechanics (of which Einstein was the "grandfather") become simple consequences of the way fields behave. http://www.quantum-field-theory.net/
What Does the Electron Look Like?
34:27"What Does the Electron Look Like": a talk at the Czech Technical University in Prague by Rodney A. Brooks, author of "Fields of Color: The theory that escaped Einstein" http://www.quantum-field-theory.net. Dr. Brooks shows why the field picture of the electron is much more satisfactory than the particle picture.
Understand Quantum Field Theory
57:52In a talk at Georgetown University, Dr. Rodney Brooks, author of "Fields of Color: The theory that escaped Einstein", shows why the answer is quantum field theory. He shows how quantum field theory, so often overlooked or misunderstood, resolves the weirdness of quantum mechanics and the paradoxes of relativity . Once the concepts of quantum field theory are grasped, understanding physics is within anyone's grasp. See http://www.quantum-field-theory.net
Understand Physics: Quantum Mechanics vs Quantum Field Theory
12:07Are you trying to understand physics? Understanding physics should not be that difficult. Dr. Brooks' book titled "Fields of Color" will help you understand physics. This video covers a 12-minute interview in which Dr. Rodney Brooks compares and contrasts quantum mechanics with quantum field theory. To better understand physics, visit http://www.quantum-field-theory.net