In 1981 physicist Nick Herbert leveraged strange features of quantum mechanics to design a superluminal communication system. The quest to uncover its subtle flaw led to a profound new understanding of the quantum world
Most errors are quickly forgotten. Others end up remaking the face of science
This book excerpt traces the history of quantum information theory and the colorful and famous physicists who tried to figure out "spooky action at a distance"
A new book documents the overlooked contributions of a loose-knit, unconventional bunch of 1970s physicists called the Fundamental Fysiks Group
The history of particle cosmology shows that science can benefit from wrenching changes