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Adam Becker is a science writer and physicist. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Office for History of Science and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley. Adam has written for the BBC, NPR, Scientific American, and New Scientist, among others. He is the author of What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics (2018). He lives in Oakland, California.