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[Phys-L] Physics prof strips down to underwear to teach QM

"Columbia [University] professor strips down to underwear in bizarre lesson to help baffled students learn quantum mechanics"

"'In order to learn quantum mechanics, you have to strip to your raw, erase all the garbage from your brain, and start over again,' Prof. Emlyn Hughes said. Against a backdrop of 9/11 and Holocaust images, he remained in a fetal position as two people dressed as ninjas blindfolded stuffed animals."

Is this some new technique for teaching about subatomic particles? I wonder what Prof. Hughes has in mind when he decides to teach his students the Bra-ket notation in QM.

More seriously, what could be learned from a CAT scan of Prof. Hughes' brain, or a review of any recent changes in medications.

Rick Strickert
Austin, TX