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Art of dice, a black hole and chance

Art of dice, a black hole and chance

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MEHAU KULYK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MEHAU KULYK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Chance in the universe. Computer illustration representing the randomness, chance and probability inherent in the universe according to the theory of quantum mechanics. Dice are seen spiralling towards a black hole seen as a roulette wheel. The dice are producing a random sequence of numbers and are seen on the cogs of a watch and a starfield. The randomness and probability in quantum physics (subatomic physics) was described by Werner Heisenberg's 'Uncertainty Principle', and by Erwin Schrodinger. Einstein did not believe in a random universe and said "God does not play dice with the universe".

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