How Quantum Mechanics Saved Physics From Ovens

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You might think that quantum physics was discovered because of some super complicated electron behavior or something, but it was actually invented to explain ovens.
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Tomas Nofziger
Tomas Nofziger Il y a 17 heures
What a fantastic program. Despite studying physics [mostly on my own], despite having physicists as friends, including-by coincidence-3 Nobel laureates, I learned more here about the early history of QM than I had previously. You guys are from Montana? I now have a new impression of your state. Your intelligence is over the top!
Sir William, Dragonlord of Cromlech
Never upset to see an ad in a video I thoroughly enjoy, but I wish you guys would have let the viewer know when the informational part ends and the advertisement begins. Even writing a more solid, conclusive closing statement would work. Anyway, love the video!
If I heat up a piece of tungsten up to 5500 Kelvin, it should be the same color as the sun, correct? Does that mean the tungsten filament in my lightbulb that puts it's light out at 5500 Kelvin; does that mean the filament in my bulb is 9440 degrees F (5500k)?
Audricka Pashaya Herdian
JJ Il y a an
SciShow the cat thing was a joke
Josiah Zorn
Josiah Zorn Il y a 2 jours
Germans? Ovens? Hmmmm
Ashmeed Mohammed
Ashmeed Mohammed Il y a 22 jours
this story and the dirac equation always astounds me. they came up with mathematics, and in investigating the maths, they made discoveries.
Jeana Hend
Jeana Hend Il y a 25 jours
I don't know why I lost it laughing when he said "he was born in Germany" oh my God why is this so funny
Ted Zone
Ted Zone Il y a 26 jours
I never thought of my skull as an oven untill this.... roasted the peanut in side.
Johnny Test
Johnny Test Il y a 27 jours
Me: Why do hot things glow? God: They emmit electromagnetic radiation. Me: Why do they do that? God: Electrical charges Me: Where do they get electrical charges God: Because they spin Me: But Why? God: Listen up kid!!!Stop asking stupid questions!!!
PocketBrain Il y a mois
"Cats who can't decide if they're alive or dead unless you look at them..." me: (looks at cat) Cat: looks back like, "Dude. Not cool."
RoadFai Il y a mois
Hank is my favourite science presenter. :)
Mauricio Aular
Mauricio Aular Il y a mois
This whole title sounds like something made up by a random word generator
Reiji Il y a mois
People in 1920s: Discovers Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetic radiation = Photons, etc. People in 2020: 5G causes corona
Johnathan Wishman
Johnathan Wishman Il y a mois
Throughback to ap chemistry
Raul Ito
Raul Ito Il y a 2 mois
Steins gate anyone?
Andrii Makukha
Andrii Makukha Il y a 2 mois
18th century Germans: greatest musicians of all time (Bach, Beethoven) 19th century Germans: greatest mathematicians of all time (Gauss, Riemann, Hilbert, Runge, Jacobi, Cantor) 20th century Germans: greatest scientists of all time (Plank, Born, Heisenberg, Hertz, Döpel) 21st century Germans: ???
Arshar Android
Arshar Android Il y a 3 mois
What does he say at 0:40S, "to explain phshzshzh ????" what was that ??
Elafi Milo
Elafi Milo Il y a 3 mois
The last time I took chemistry was eleventh grade. Can someone please tell me, does quantum mechanics have anything to do with electron shells? And if so, what?
Jessica Evans
Jessica Evans Il y a 3 mois
You liar! You say that EVERYBODY in this story was Germanese!
Rachel Anne
Rachel Anne Il y a 3 mois
Who doesn't know Einstein was originally German?? It was a pretty important part of his story
Michael Jewell
Michael Jewell Il y a 3 mois
This is why tc means when they say a oven
Jonathan Stiles
Jonathan Stiles Il y a 3 mois
The prediction of infinite UV radiation is obviously wrong also by the fact that we are not currently inside an infinitely large black hole... ...As far as we know...
Luis Guevara
Luis Guevara Il y a 3 mois
Gunther Schulz
Gunther Schulz Il y a 4 mois
Gustavo G
Gustavo G Il y a 4 mois
I'm wearing the same sweater lol
Cmrd Knightmarez
Cmrd Knightmarez Il y a 4 mois
Always scientific till it comes to race lol. '' Einstien was BORN in germany!" . So? If i was born in china i'm not chinese.
king james488
king james488 Il y a 4 mois
people don't know einstein was german? you'd think ze accent vould be a hint.
JP Labs
JP Labs Il y a 4 mois
Physicists: ‘Yeah, we’ve completed physics.’ Oven: “Allow me to introduce myself.” Physicists: ‘IT’S A TRAP!’
E Zach Lee Wright
E Zach Lee Wright Il y a 4 mois
You have lost me somewhere around 6 minutes in
Mohammed Najl
Mohammed Najl Il y a 4 mois
‘Ovens broke physics’ is the line I want on my grave
excited box
excited box Il y a 4 mois
That is quite a stretch. That is like saying if scientists used a condom in an experiment that condoms are responsible for anything associated with that experiment. That is definitely a preschool level over simplification purely aimed at getting views. I really hate what has become of society where everything needs to be hyped up to try and make it sound exciting.
Phoenix Eve Aspacio
Phoenix Eve Aspacio Il y a 4 mois
Spherical cow must look like a big fat cow’s body with small limbs and small head without neck.
chris .1
chris .1 Il y a 4 mois
3:33 when you forget to put a space between your words. Thathypothesis
birthe bruun
birthe bruun Il y a 4 mois
What about Niels Bohr? I know he isn’t german, but he is Danish like me.
zekenator _ 77
zekenator _ 77 Il y a 4 mois
How about do scientists also include the fact that we're traveling though space and the planet is spinging? Or does this question don't really apply or something?
Carl-Henrik Felth
Carl-Henrik Felth Il y a 4 mois
It applies to large scale movements like hurricanes. Not really to small scale movements or ovens.
Vee Il y a 4 mois
12:01 where the video actually starts
Fizzy Butt
Fizzy Butt Il y a 4 mois
As much as I enjoy and wonder at all episodes, this one, I giggle every time I watch it :)
Larry Lentini
Larry Lentini Il y a 4 mois
Do people think Einstein wasn't German?
Mutaz Gazzaz
Mutaz Gazzaz Il y a 4 mois
is it just me or this episode is particularly funny ? xD
fashnek Il y a 5 mois
Can we please just put quantum superposition to rest? Just kill all the cats already.
Tonydfixer Tonydfixer
Tonydfixer Tonydfixer Il y a 5 mois
I guess all we need to do now is connect the numbers of the insanely tiniest particles we think we know of now, with the numbers of the insanely huge universe ?
Christopher Halim
Christopher Halim Il y a 5 mois
So Planck was that guy that bullshitted his way through a Physics exam and actually came up on top?
Umneriko Il y a 5 mois
Wait I’m confused... How many dead cats should I put in my oven? Also do I look at them? Also my oven doesn’t have a hole in it. Can I still do quantum mechanics if my oven doesn’t have a hole in it?
JP Labs
JP Labs Il y a 5 mois
‘When you vibrate electrical charges, they emit electromagnetic radiation.’ My brain at midnight: ‘You can make a flashlight by jiggling a salt grinder.’
Dennis Tucker
Dennis Tucker Il y a 5 mois
As always, I greatly enjoy your videos Hank. FYI: Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany, the same place I was stationed in the US military. It's a nice place.
sirfancypants Mcgee
sirfancypants Mcgee Il y a 5 mois
Can you tell me how sugar caramalizes. Cause I know you can caramalize sugar and not melt it.
Tolen Tarpay
Tolen Tarpay Il y a 5 mois
Is that ultraviolet bread? Those shorter wavelengths have a flavor all their own...
Richard Donnelly
Richard Donnelly Il y a 5 mois
Can you slow down when you explain stuff
tom kearns
tom kearns Il y a 5 mois
Louis Stubbolo
Louis Stubbolo Il y a 5 mois
This video. I finally got it... I think. Thank you :)
Geno Stellar
Geno Stellar Il y a 6 mois
So what you're saying is... we need to add a -1 to the equations for quantum physics and macro physics so that we can finally unify these two scales.
Chris P
Chris P Il y a 6 mois
"mass of shredded latex': Name of your sex tape.
JP Labs
JP Labs Il y a 6 mois
Physicists: ‘We’ve get physics nailed down!’ Oven: “I’m about to end this man’s whole career.”
Malcolm Il y a 6 mois
Who on earth thinks that Einstein wasn't German?
KGM SOSA Il y a 6 mois
Hank is the best sci show host nokap💯
Clinton Latsha
Clinton Latsha Il y a 6 mois
Chris Huppe
Chris Huppe Il y a 6 mois
They should change the founder of quantum mechanics from Max Planck to the oven. Just imagine an oven walking up to collect it's Nobel prize for founding quantum mechanics.
james yeung
james yeung Il y a 4 mois
One specific oven housed in a museum with a prize inside it
John Due
John Due Il y a 6 mois
Remember that all knowledge that has come from the study of sub atom particles are models. Models that describe our understanding about how thing work. Models that work when we use them. But these models are not the real truth, they just helps us to understand. I do not think that the human brain or brains are capable of understanding the real sub atomic world. Are electrons particles, a field or something quite different? Is Higg's boson a field, a particle or a part of a string from another dimension? We all conclude on what we can measure in one way or another. We can not measure what is beyond our imagination. My regards to the people that are using their life to understand /JD
james yeung
james yeung Il y a 4 mois
You just don't understand quantum mechanics,not the rest of the world and please don't quote yourself as you'd get called out,in qft each particle in the Standard model has its own field and the mass is just the energy required to "create a particle", it's not actually a particle just some vibrations that appear as particles when we interact with them.
Ess B
Ess B Il y a 6 mois
Dexter Man
Dexter Man Il y a 6 mois
I wish he taught me science
David Shelton
David Shelton Il y a 6 mois
Wouldn't you spontaneously collapse into a black hole, with the energy waves, where the wave length becomes smaller than the planc length as you approach infinity? (As opposed to frying like you suggest?)
prasanna VK
prasanna VK Il y a 6 mois
Man concepts discussed vary extensively.... Even following the dotted line is easy understanding seems a different beast unless u know the cheat..... Energy can be both particles and waves at a given event unless observed.... Wait... Got confused again...
Ghader Il y a 6 mois
The cat joke made me laugh
Vqlcano Il y a 4 mois
It's actually not a joke. This was actually one of the first theories of quantum mechanics. It's called Schrodinger's Cat
Samira Peri
Samira Peri Il y a 6 mois
The old theory walked the Planck?🤔
WingDiamond Il y a 7 mois
Do Space Pirates make you walk the "Max Plank"?
Ted Cameron
Ted Cameron Il y a 7 mois
You know when something is really screwed, when scientists use words like "catastrophic".
Pawel Cuper
Pawel Cuper Il y a 7 mois
I'd like a video about HOW these experiments are made. How do scientiscs decide what happens in molecules, how do you spot the reaction and make such conclusions? We can't see atoms, obviously. What tools did they have in 1920 that would be sufficient to make such big breakthroughs?
Ryan Reffert
Ryan Reffert Il y a 7 mois
Moronvideos1940 Il y a 5 mois
Nah....Edison was at least equal ....
ABED WHY Il y a 5 mois
is that a jojo reference sekai ichiii!!!
banmadabon Il y a 7 mois
By extension, all the atoms and electrons and other stuff are...Germans!
Alex Standridge
Alex Standridge Il y a 7 mois
Hottest light should be violet then
gamer m the great
gamer m the great Il y a 7 mois
Rule of Thumb was it invented or found yes=germans did it
Nate Windwood
Nate Windwood Il y a 7 mois
Quantum mechanics are not weird, they’re perfectly normal. We are weird with our classical intuitions. The Universe was like that long before we got here.
Cody Greenland
Cody Greenland Il y a 7 mois
How do you do it, Germany?!
R L Guerrero
R L Guerrero Il y a 8 mois
So, since almost all of this came from Germany, could we call it Chopp Science? Or Sauerkraut Science??
R L Guerrero
R L Guerrero Il y a 8 mois
Still Fart Science, but it's political incorrect.
Best Creations
Best Creations Il y a 8 mois
All of that just to discover quantum mechanics and learn about the delayed choice quantum eraser. Why would they do this to us
sidharth cs
sidharth cs Il y a 8 mois
Those Damn Germans
August West
August West Il y a 8 mois
I once mentioned the fact that light sometimes behaved like a paricle and sometimes like a wave, sighting the double slit test as an example, and was berated by a "real scientist" for 15 minutes. Am I insane or did this 'professional scientician' not quite understand what I was saying?
Bubz Bubzington
Bubz Bubzington Il y a 8 mois
Ah he mightve made the same mistake i did. That particular experiment proved particle and wave forms, which ALSO proves quantum superposition. Its too easy to fall into the one experiment disproves or proves one concept frame of mind, all neat and tidy. I thought the double slit experiment just involved superposition myself till i went back and referenced the project.
Ahmed Abdullah
Ahmed Abdullah Il y a 8 mois
Assume a spherical cow in a vacuum!
dan parish
dan parish Il y a 9 mois
Want to hear what colors of flames were seen in the German oven experiments? 😮 No no no! The ones before that.
Resi Game Room
Resi Game Room Il y a 9 mois
Is it me or does Rayleigh look like carl from aqua teen hunger force lol.
AJ Zelinski
AJ Zelinski Il y a 9 mois
I enjoy cheese puffs
AgeingBoyPsychic Il y a 9 mois
I think Schrodinger's Cat thought experiment is a horribly flawed way of thinking, because it makes the assumption that only _human_ observation is capable of collapsing a waveform, and ignores the fact that the cat has its own consciousness, and a cat's going notice if a canister of poisonous gas is trying to kill it. If it were only _human consciousness_ that could collapse a waveform, it would mean dinosaurs never really existed, and they're just a figment of out god-like imaginations. Pretty arrogant and homocentric view, in my opinion...
princessrose17 Il y a 9 mois
just putting it out there, I would be more likely to click on the Skill Share link about baking if i could see a scishow video where Hank is baking. (hey there is lots of science in baking - I think we need a video for it)
Jessica Bird
Jessica Bird Il y a 10 mois
We English and german contributed so much to science , one day I'll experience Germany after uni ( where I'm studying science such a nerd Lol 😁) i want to live in such an amazing country ! Shame about brexit 😂
WildStar2002 Il y a 10 mois
Quantized pirates forced Physics to walk the Planck.
Gentleman Fox
Gentleman Fox Il y a 10 mois
das ist großartig No I’m not German. It’s called google translate
Osama Ali
Osama Ali Il y a 10 mois
you can make explanation alot more easier by adding motion graphics to video. rather then just giving a speech
Clifford Williams
Clifford Williams Il y a 10 mois
I keep seeing this guy all over the place!
Killerspieler0815 Il y a 10 mois
@SciShow - YES , Germany was great in science before ~1940 ( & one of the leading nations)
Ali Mahjoori
Ali Mahjoori Il y a 10 mois
I cant help but to imagine salt bae when our sassy Max Planck was about to toss a negative sign into the equation 8:59 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Anarchy Antz
Anarchy Antz Il y a 10 mois
Ovens broke physics. I thought that was the Cat's job?
Lachlan Hamilton
Lachlan Hamilton Il y a 10 mois
If energy comes in packets, no wonder the oceans are full of plastic!
rodjacksonx Il y a 10 mois
Radical Ideologues: Men and women are effectively the same, gender is a social construct. Science: If some part of the world, even a simple one, says NO to your theory, you eventually have to stop fighting reality. Radical Ideologues: REEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Tzisorey Tigerwuf
Tzisorey Tigerwuf Il y a 10 mois
Is that the same Rayleigh from Rayleigh scattering?
cosmos and physical laws
Ryan Greenwood
Ryan Greenwood Il y a 10 mois
the solution is always to have faith
FB Kensar HD
FB Kensar HD Il y a 10 mois
Kinda like my dissertation. I got no idea why it works, but it works. 😂
Tricia Wonlove
Tricia Wonlove Il y a 10 mois
Bill Does Stuff
Bill Does Stuff Il y a 10 mois
If you want to know more about famous Quantum Physics debates, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr had some and the story is kind of interesting. They had a rivalry, but they respected each other and Einstein did manage to challenge Bohr successfully, but Bohr was extremely smart and hard to beat. Had it not been for Einstein, Bohr would have had an even bigger ego than he already had, Einstein took him down a peg or two by challenging him with things he could not answer (which was unusual for Bohr). It forced him to think and reconsider his opinions, which made Bohr and Einstein better. Had this friendly rivalry not existed, it would have led to less knowledge. Every day Einstein would come with a new question/challenge for Bohr and most of the time Bohr shot him down, but there were times when Bohr had no answer and was intrigued by Einstein, hence their "friendly" rivalry.
Hotwheels !!!
Hotwheels !!! Il y a 10 mois
“So, physicists were stuck. ...which, happens every once in awhile!” Haha... ah... *whimpering tears*
Maynard Johnson
Maynard Johnson Il y a 11 mois
Fuckin' integers... I hate whole numbers... You know that the whole cat violence thing is why you physics nerds never get it right, you can't unify anything. You couldn't unify your way out of a wet paper bag. You are focusing on cat violence way too much. The key is that it's dead puppies all of the way down. If you can't say something nice about cats, say something surreal.
JamesG Il y a 11 mois
I have a question. How is it that a guy who says, AND SINCERELY MEANS: "If some part of the world, even a simple one, says 'no' to your theory, you eventually have to stop fighting reality. Some assumption your theory makes must be wrong." ... can speak so UNCRITICALLY of the gravely inconsistent explanations and repeatedly failed predictions we have been handed for some three decades or so now, under the heading of "Global Warming (aka Climate Change)"?
Jesse Sanderson
Jesse Sanderson Il y a 11 mois
"If some part of the world, even a simple one, says 'NO' to your theory, you eventually have to stop fighting reality. Some assumption your theory makes must be wrong." An atheist anthem if there ever was one! Don't @ me creationists, why are you even watching sci show?
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