On Shakespeare and Quantum Physics

"All the world's a stage," Shakespeare wrote: actors, strutting and fretting, and audiences projecting worlds into the theatre. But how much deeper it runs! The "actors" are perhaps the fundamental energies of the world: quarks, electrons, the very fabric of space and time. They "play," moving about in random ways, taking on "roles" when we … Continue reading On Shakespeare and Quantum Physics

The Fall

They wanted to fly, Daedalus and his son: like birds, like gods. And so they fashioned wings of wax and escaped across the sea. But Icarus flew too high, son-melted. The story is supposed to be about hubris, but we didn’t learn. Instead we took revenge, fashioned new toys, not from wax but oil, not … Continue reading The Fall