Marcus du Sautoy

“If I keep observing the uranium, which means a little more than keeping my eyes on the pot on my desk and involves something akin to surrounding it with a whole system of Geiger counters, I can freeze it in such a way that it stops emitting radiation.
Although Turing first suggested the idea as a theoretical construct, it turns out that it is not just mathematical fiction. Experiments in the last decade have demonstrated the real possibility of using observation to inhibit the progress of a quantum system.”


Marcus du Sautoy, The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science
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The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science by Marcus du Sautoy
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