Why is Quantum Physics So Freakin’ Hard to Write About? [Video]
Short answer: It’s largely a self-reinforcing expectation.
By George Musser

Every area of journalism presents its challenges, but quantum physics is in a molecular orbital of its own. It demands more time per word than anything else I’ve written about. Why is that? Earlier this month I offered some thoughts to fellow science journalists attending a philosophy-of-physics workshop at the University of Leeds.

Although my remarks will probably be of interest mostly to physics writers and educators, researchers might be interested in our woes, and readers might find the backstage tour amusing. Hamish Johnston at Physics World has blogged about the talk.

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