Monday, January 11, 2010
The Uncertain Nature of Matter
This BBC documentary explores the emergence of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle in the early 20th century, and how its implications shook up the scientific establishment of the day. Its detractors -- including Einstein -- wanted to believe that an underlying determinism and realism is foundational to the universe. Despite experiments attempting to disprove Heisenberg's work, the Uncertainty Principle prevailed and remains one of the fundamental concepts of quantum theory.