Quantum mechanics is heady stuff, indeed. Normally the province of the discipline of particle physics, the study of quantum behavior pushes the bounds of the believable. If, that is, the entirety of what we believe is grounded in what we can see, taste, feel or hear.

Think of it this way: the quantum world can be described as being black or white, or both at the same time; on or off, or both at the same time; and for the truly indecisive, yes or no, or both at the same time.

We get it now, right?

A subset of quantum mechanics is quantum entanglement, the study of “a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the others…”

Is there any law of physics that says that quantum entanglement is exclusively the property of particles? Keira and Diane don’t think so, as they demonstrate how entanglement can be produced – in a quantum sort of way – by blending the believable with the unbelievable.

 

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