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Also known as Quantum Theory, a branch of Physics that deals with events on the microscopic scale (atomic and sub-atomic). This field is best known for being highly-complex, non-intuitive and difficult to verify experimentally.

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Trilogy of books with both a sci-fi and a fantasy world and quantum magic?

I read at least the first book in what I believe to be a trilogy in the 2000's. The book/s may have had Quantum in the title/s. What I recall is that there are two storylines in the book. One is set ...
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Which story involved computers that used humans to avoid being frozen?

I've been trying to recall which story it was that involved machines or computers that kept humans around in order to avoid being frozen. Briefly, in the story, humans and machines were at war, and as ...
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Crime investigation involving quantum computers

I read a book a while ago, yet cannot for the life of me remember its name. Sorry I cant be more specific but I'm pretty sure it was within the last 2 years. Couldn't say if it was new. But it was ...
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Story ID: Star-based computers, human thought, climate change, god and religion

I just had a dream and I can't figure out if it's just based on memories of what I've read or seen. Is anyone familiar with a plot similar to the following? So it goes: In a distant future, some ...
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Short story about two entangled quantum physicists

I read this short fiction about 10-15 years ago but of course it might have been written long before, I don't remember what collection it was in. It was about a short novelette length, maybe ...
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Book where the stars go black due to aliens stopping human observation collapsing quantum possibilities [duplicate]

In this book the stars went black and the people on Earth took a while to figure out why. The solar system had been surrounded with a 'sheet' to stop human observation. It turns out human observation ...
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Is the audience laughing at Dr Alexander Murry's presentation?

In the 2018 film adaptation by Jennifer Lee of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, there is a scene where Dr Alexander Murry (henceforth Dr Murry even if his wife is also Dr Murry), played by ...
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What is the quantum signature of inhabitants of the Kelvin Timeline?

It's been established that Star Trek consists of a multiverse, with matter from each respective universe having a distinct "quantum signature" which cannot be changed by any known process. This has ...
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Comics about a quantum labyrinth

I am looking for a comic book I read when I was a child. I read it in my brother's collection of Science et Vie Junior, a French science popularization magazine (or its adult version Science et Vie). ...
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Questions about the Infinite Improbability Drive?

I am reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. To my understanding, how the infinite improbability drive (IID) works is that it goes through every single (thus infinite) possibility in the universe ...
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First use of a Quantum Computer in Science Fiction

Nobel-prize winning physicist Richard Feynman is given credit as inventing the concept of quantum computers in about 1982 in the paper "Simulating physics with computers." Also, recently the company ...
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Story where the main character learns to perceive time out of order from the aliens

I read a story several years ago in which aliens come make first contact with Earth, and a bunch of scientists set to work trying to establish communication with them in various fields. The main ...
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Identify book : Quantum computers, bad guy with some skin problem related to sunlight/UV radiation, and the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse

Can anyone help me identify a science fiction book I read about 15 years ago? I can only remember snippets of it and I'd love to read it again if someone can help me track it down. Hopefully I ...