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Mark M. Wilde
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Mark Wilde is Assistant Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Louisiana State University. He is author of the text on quantum mechanics, "From Classical to Quantum Shannon Theory."

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Paying Heisenberg's Quantum Toll: The Cost of Gaining Information

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 6:44 PM

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle is one of the most revolutionary notions in modern science, so much so, that it has even permeated into recent popular TV shows such as Futurama and Breaking Bad. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle states, loosely speaking, that it is impossible to learn the position of a...

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Time Travel Not Ruled Out by the Laws of Physics

(25) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 1:10 PM

A closed timelike curve is a loop back in time (somewhat like the time portals in the Hollywood film Looper). That is, at certain "locations" in spacetime, there is a wormhole such that, if you jump in, you'll emerge at some point in the past. To the best of our...

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