Ex Die in Diem


Quantum of Science

I’ve just finished reading an article.

If you read the things that I often do, like The Guardian, The New Yorker, or The Atlantic, or you subscribe to blogs, or write, I’m afraid you might have misinterpreted that first sentence.

If I’d been reading for fun, you’d have been closer to the mark, but the article was “Bertlmann’s Socks and the Nature of Reality”, and it dealt with the metaphysical fall out of a quantum-mechanical description of the world: I was reading it as part of my efforts to gain another degree.

My job uses my knowledge and insight regarding science education, but I’m definitely still a work in progress. At the moment I’m studying with The Open University, and I really love it. In an effort to do well in this, my final year, I’ve stormed ahead with one of my courses and am currently sitting approximately seven months ahead. The other, I’m taking more gently.

The quantum mechanics I’m currently reading about is going to form the crux of my discursive essay regarding the history and current state of the field of quantum cryptography, and where it might all end up. Like any sufficiently advanced area of science, there is an almost unending source of fascination to be had from the study of quantum cryptography, and I’ve been diving in headfirst.

I don’t really know why I wrote this, but I think that might be how this new blog works: Things With Little Justification.

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