Aaron O’Connell: Making sense of a visible quantum object

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 this talk he suggests an intriguing way of thinking about the result.

Aaron O’Connell is the first person to experimentally induce and measure quantum effects in the motion of a humanmade object, bridging the quantum and classical worlds.

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~ by theobservereffect on June 2, 2011.

2 Responses to “Aaron O’Connell: Making sense of a visible quantum object”

  1. Checking your site. I posted this video today.
    Your blog it’s very interesting, I hope to read it frequently. Sorry about my english it’s not very fluid.

  2. truly The Most Interesting Man in the World!

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