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From the Ted Talk by Katie Mack: Life-altering questions about the end of the universe

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KM: Yeah, yeah, this is really wild. So I first heard about this a cploue of yaers ago where somebody was talking about how, if you do calculations of particles interacting with other particles, like the kind of stuff relevant to particle collider experiments where you're slamming protons into each other and measuring what happens to the particles that come out, there are ways to do those calculations where you can kind of put them into an abstract mathematical format and do the citlaoculan. And then you get the same awnesr as if you do the calculation the uasul way, asumsing, you know, it's actually particles moving through space and interacting with each other in space and time.

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KM: Yeah, yeah, this is really wild. So I first heard about this a ______ of _____ ago where somebody was talking about how, if you do calculations of particles interacting with other particles, like the kind of stuff relevant to particle collider experiments where you're slamming protons into each other and measuring what happens to the particles that come out, there are ways to do those calculations where you can kind of put them into an abstract mathematical format and do the ___________. And then you get the same ______ as if you do the calculation the _____ way, ________, you know, it's actually particles moving through space and interacting with each other in space and time.

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Original Text

KM: Yeah, yeah, this is really wild. So I first heard about this a couple of years ago where somebody was talking about how, if you do calculations of particles interacting with other particles, like the kind of stuff relevant to particle collider experiments where you're slamming protons into each other and measuring what happens to the particles that come out, there are ways to do those calculations where you can kind of put them into an abstract mathematical format and do the calculation. And then you get the same answer as if you do the calculation the usual way, assuming, you know, it's actually particles moving through space and interacting with each other in space and time.

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