Fascinating: Making Sense of a Visible Quantum Object [Video]

Physicists are used to the idea that subatomic particles behave according to the bizarre rules of quantum mechanics, completely different to human-scale objects. In a breakthrough experiment, Aaron O’Connell has blurred that distinction by creating an object that is visible to the unaided eye, but provably in two places at the same time. In the following video presentation he suggests an intriguing way of thinking about the result.

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7 Responses to Fascinating: Making Sense of a Visible Quantum Object [Video]

  1. How do you not understand it. Makes perfect sense.

    Its the ability to travel through space/time without a medium. It makes perfect logical sense if you really study it. :)

  2. Ugh…  Dullest TED talk I've seen in a long time, which is such a shame since it had the potential to be interesting.  This guy tries so hard to be cool but just stumbles in the process.

  3. Ugh… ┬áDullest TED talk I’ve seen in a long time, which is such a shame since it had the potential to be interesting. ┬áThis guy tries so hard to be cool but just stumbles in the process.