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Uncredited PhotographerTheoretical Physicists Murray Gell-Mann and Richard Feynman1959
“…will you understand what I’m going to tell you? …No, you’re not going to be able to understand it. …I don’t understand it. Nobody does…. The scale of light can be described by numbers—called the frequency—and as the numbers get higher, the light goes from red to blue to ultraviolet. We can’t see ultraviolet light, but it can affect photographic plates. It’s still light… Light is something like raindrops—each little lump of light is called a photon—and if the light is all one color, all the ‘raindrops’ are the same color… Every instrument that has been designed to be sensitive enough to detect weak light has always ended up discovering that the same thing: light is made of particles…” Richard Feynman, “QED : The Strange Theory of Light and Matter” 1985
“Just because things get a little dingy at the subatomic level doesn’t mean all bets are off.” Murray Gell-Mann

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These two are my favorite. 
Gell-Mann’s { The Quark and the Jaguar } is possibly the best, most clarifying book I’ve read, about quantum physics (and systems, to date).
My outline of { Notes } and { Questions } from that title.
Feynman was one of the first to truly open my eyes to the incredible nature of this world, via { The Meaning of it All }. 
A { Quantum Chess } set inspired by Feynman’s { analogy } for understanding Nature’s laws.

kvetchlandia:

Uncredited Photographer
Theoretical Physicists Murray Gell-Mann and Richard Feynman
1959

“…will you understand what I’m going to tell you? …No, you’re not going to be able to understand it. …I don’t understand it. Nobody does…. The scale of light can be described by numbers—called the frequency—and as the numbers get higher, the light goes from red to blue to ultraviolet. We can’t see ultraviolet light, but it can affect photographic plates. It’s still light… Light is something like raindrops—each little lump of light is called a photon—and if the light is all one color, all the ‘raindrops’ are the same color… Every instrument that has been designed to be sensitive enough to detect weak light has always ended up discovering that the same thing: light is made of particles…” Richard Feynman, “QED : The Strange Theory of Light and Matter” 1985

“Just because things get a little dingy at the subatomic level doesn’t mean all bets are off.” Murray Gell-Mann

••••••

These two are my favorite.

Gell-Mann’s { The Quark and the Jaguar } is possibly the best, most clarifying book I’ve read, about quantum physics (and systems, to date).

Feynman was one of the first to truly open my eyes to the incredible nature of this world, via { The Meaning of it All }.