"50 years of pondering have not brought me any closer to answering the question, what are light quanta?” – Albert Einstein 1951


“I have been in a quandary over quantum mechanics, which, to my mind, remains impossible to define, let alone comprehend” -Joseph Heller 1998


“I hope I can finally understand physics before I leave the earth.” - Bill Clinton 2011


Hi, I'm James and I understand physics. 

How James finally learned physics

Learn PhysicsFields of Color by Rodney A. Brooks (Ph.D., physics, Harvard U.) presents quantum field theory to a lay audience without equations. It shows how this often overlooked and misunderstood theory resolves the weirdness of quantum mechanics and the paradoxes of relativity. And yes, it explains what light quanta are.

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By Rodney Brooks

What Does the Electron Look Like - Talk at Czech Tech. University in Prague

Wake up and smell the fields - Talk at Georgetown Univ. Physics Dept.

Einstein's Enigmas - Talk at Center for Lifelong Learning, Leisure Word, MD

Higgs is a field, not a particle - Interview with Prof. Edward Finn

Quantum Mechanics vs. Quantum Field Theory - Interview with Prof. Edward Finn

Particles vs. Fields - Discussion with Prof. Edward Finn


What Is a Quantum Field - Discussion with Prof. Edward Finn

By others

Beyond the Higgs boson - Sean Carroll, Interview at Royal Institute, London

There are no particles, there are only fields - Article by Art Hobson in Am. Journal of Physics

The Lightness of Being - book by Frank Wilczek

Higgs Boson Re-explained - A cartoon explanation of the Higgs field by Jorge Cham

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