Learn how quantum theory came to be in the second episode of O Q Quântico


I have a theory is the title of the second episode of the OQ Quântico podcast which aims to guide the listener in 7 episodes through the main concepts of quantum theory, bringing science to confront misinformation. In episode 2, Lu, Leo and Gláucia talk about how quantum theory arises, where we find it in our daily lives and in which direction it is heading.

In the first block, they talk about three phenomena that were fundamental to the emergence of quantum theory. In the second block, they discuss how knowledge of this new theory ended up generating a series of cutting-edge technologies that we have today and, in block 3, they summarize how our current understanding of quantum is producing the technologies of tomorrow .

Listen to the episode in Portuguese:

Or read the English transcript:

English manuscript – Ep2: I have a theory

For credits and further reading visit the project website: https://www.ufsm.br/midias/arco/ep2-eu-tenho-uma-teoria


About O Q Quântico


A quick search for the word ‘quantum’ on Google can bring up search results that have nothing to do with science, but which claim to be scientific. Misinformation is gaining more and more space, especially on networks like Instagram and YouTube. It is a universe that places scientific terms without any basis in products such as florals, salts, mattresses and bracelets, all “quantum”. This scenario is disturbing because it affects people’s physical, mental and financial health.

Furthermore, we are currently going through a new technological revolution brought about by the understanding of quantum theory. Recent advances in the development of quantum computers, sensors and media attract large public and private investments. And this arouses the curiosity of the lay public, who only know a few catchphrases and the reputation that quantum is a “theory that no one understands”.

The OQ Quântico podcast makes use of quantum mysticism as a gateway to scientific debate. We interviewed researchers in physics, mathematics, philosophy and communication to better understand these topics that have a quantum touch. In 7 episodes, we will guide the listener through the main concepts of quantum theory, bringing science to confront misinformation. The podcast is in Portuguese. An English transcript of the episodes will be published on the ML4Q website.