‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What Is Real?’ try to make sense of quantum weirdness

Two books have different perspectives on the nature of reality

quantum wave function

QUANTUM MECHANICS  This artist’s conception symbolizes the quantum wave function, the key mathematical expression for describing physical systems with quantum mechanics. Interpreting the meaning of quantum mechanics has a long and contentious history, as discussed in two new books: Beyond Weird by Philip Ball and What is Real? by Adam Becker.

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