The Universe is not Locally Real… Wait, What?

In this level-0 post, we discuss the latest Nobel Prize in physics, awarded to Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science,” the significance of their experiments, and what it means for the universe to not be locally real.

The Demons that Haunted Maxwell

In this level-0 post, we take a look at some interesting thought experiments in thermodynamics, in particular the various incarnations of Maxwell’s demon. These were constructed as possible ways to subvert the second law of thermodynamics, and here we will talk about why they don’t.