Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation (Google eBook)Einstein’s steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as “spooky action at a distance” the notion that two elementary particles far removed from each other could nonetheless influence each other’s properties—a hypothetical phenomenon his fellow theorist Erwin Schrödinger termed “quantum entanglement.” In a series of ingenious experiments conducted in various locations—from a dank sewage tunnel under the Danube River to the balmy air between a pair of mountain peaks in the Canary Islands—the author and his colleagues have demonstrated the reality of such entanglement using photons, or light quanta, created by laser beams. In principle the lessons learned may be applicable in other areas, including the eventual development of quantum computers. 
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Review: Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation
User Review  Kevin Driskill  GoodreadsThe concept is fascinating and seems to be a great breakthrough, but I didn't care for the presentation style. I feel that the conclusion is simple enough to have been stated in a very few words, yet ... Read full review
Review: Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation
User Review  GoodreadsThe concept is fascinating and seems to be a great breakthrough, but I didn't care for the presentation style. I feel that the conclusion is simple enough to have been stated in a very few words, yet ... Read full review
Contents
EINSTEIN AND HIS NOBEL PRIZE  
UNCERTAINTY  
THE QUANTUM VERDICT AGAINST  
ALICE AND BOB IN THE QUANTUM  
A LECTURE  
ALICE BOB AND THE SPEED OF LIGHT  
IN THE TYROLEAN MOUNTAINS  
THE QUANTUM LOTTERY  
QUANTUM MONEYTHE END TO  
ATOMIC SOURCES OF ENTANGLEMENT  
THE SUPERSOURCE AND CLOSING  
THE MULTIPHOTON SURPRISE AND ALONG  
FURTHER EXPERIMENTS  
EARLY EXPERIMENTS  
ALICE AND BOB DISCOVER TWINS  
JOHNS INTRODUCTION OF EINSTEIN  
JOHNS STORY ON LOCAL HIDDEN  
ALICE AND BOB FIND OUT THAT THINGS  
THE FUTURE OF QUANTUM  
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND SOME OPEN  
APPENDIX ENTANGLEMENTA QUANTUM  
GLOSSARY  
Common terms and phrases
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