The Science of Happiness 

Physics professor Kunal K. Das explains how our everyday emotions directly relate to quantum states.

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The Quantum Rules

By Kunal K. Das

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  • A cat's definition of happiness.

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  • Figure 1.1 (a) Electron orbits around the nucleus of an atom are shown as concentric circles. The orbits are quantized, meaning only orbits with specific radii (distance from the center) are allowed. (b) This is analogous to the location of people living inside a multistoried building. People (like the electrons) can “only be at specific elevations (like orbital radii) corresponding to the existing floors (except when they are in transit on the stairs).”

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