“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, May 20, 2013

How to Assess the Classical/Quantum Boundary

Does it even exist? Here is a thought about it.

1 comment:

Jozsef Kele said...

It exists, but it's not rigidly demarcated. There is a paper in the Physical Review Letters which shows using coupled quantum rotors that classical-like behavior can emerge even without decoherence or without thermal coupling to the environment.