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Quantum mechanics was the branch of physics that dealt with the behavior of matter on the quantum level. Aboard Federation starships, there were entire departments dedicated to the study of the field.

Michael Burnham studied quantum mechanics at the Vulcan Science Academy. (DIS: "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry")

Kathryn Janeway preferred the topic over camping as a child, citing, "who wanted to muck around in the dirt when you could be studying quantum mechanics." (VOY: "Resolutions")

Seven of Nine considered quantum mechanics, astronomy, and music to be among her interests when searching for a compatible date. (VOY: "Someone to Watch Over Me")

According to Kurros, fellow Think Tank member, Bevvox, specialized in exosociology and quantum mechanics, "but his interests vary from time to time." (VOY: "Think Tank")

According to Roberto Orci, the time travel in Star Trek was based on quantum mechanics, and their rationale for the prime reality and the alternate reality co-existing. Orci also cited TNG: "Parallels" as an example of quantum mechanics in action in the Star Trek universe. [1]

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