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Realist Magic

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Book Series: New Metaphysics ISBN: 9781607852025 Year: Pages: 234 DOI: 10.3998/ohp.13106496.0001.001 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Mathematics --- Philosophy
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Object-oriented ontology offers a startlingly fresh way to think about causality that takes into account developments in physics since 1900. Causality, argues, Object Oriented Ontology (OOO), is aesthetic. In this book, Timothy Morton explores what it means to say that a thing has come into being, that it is persisting, and that it has ended. Drawing from examples in physics, biology, ecology, art, literature and music, Morton demonstrates the counterintuitive yet elegant explanatory power of OOO for thinking causality.

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One-Dimensional Tunable Josephson Metamaterials

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Book Series: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Physikalisches Institut ISSN: 21919925 ISBN: 9783731502715 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: II, 140 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000043318 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Physics (General)
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This thesis presents a novel approach to the experimental realization of tunable, superconducting metamaterials. Therefore, conventional resonant meta-atoms are replaced by meta-atoms that contain Josephson junctions, which renders their resonance frequency tunable by an external magnetic field. This tunability is theoretically and experimentally investigated in one-dimensional magnetic and electric metamaterials. For the magnetic metamaterial, the effective, magnetic permeability is determined.

Interferences and Events: On Epistemic Shifts in Physics through Computer Simulations

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ISBN: 9783957961068 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.14619/022 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Computer simulations are omnipresent media in today’s knowledge production. For scientific endeavors such as the detection of gravitational waves and the exploration of subatomic worlds, simulations are essential; however, the epistemic status of computer simulations is rather controversial as they are neither just theory nor just experiment. Therefore, computer simulations have challenged well-established insights and common scientific practices as well as our very understanding of knowledge. This volume contributes to the ongoing discussion on the epistemic position of computer simulations in a variety of physical disciplines, such as quantum optics, quantum mechanics, and computational physics. Originating from an interdisciplinary event, it shows that accounts of contemporary physics can constructively interfere with media theory, philosophy, and the history of science.

Quantum simulation experiments with superconducting circuits

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Book Series: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Physikalisches Institut ISSN: 21919925 ISBN: 9783731507802 Year: Volume: 20 Pages: III, 149 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000081315 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Physics (General)
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While the universal quantum computer seems not in reach for the near future, this work focusses on analog quantum simulation of intriguing quantum models of light-matter interactions, with the goal of achieving a computational speed-up as compared to classical hardware. Existing building blocks of quantum hardware are used from superconducting circuits, that have proven to be a very suitable experimental platform for the implementation of model Hamiltonians at a high degree of controllability.

Radar Forward Operator for Verification of Cloud Resolving Simulations within the COSMO Model

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 1795619 ISBN: 9783731501725 Year: Volume: 62 Pages: VI, 124 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000038411 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Physics (General)
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In this work, various simulation methods of the effective radar reflectivity factor and its attenuation by atmospheric particles from the variables of the COSMO model have been implemented within a so-called radar forward operator, and its output was compared to measurements from the German radar network. To perform a statistically reliable model verification, contoured frequency by altitude diagrams (CFADs) were used and refined.

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