Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DLMorrese - LibraryThing
This is a kind of 'Quantum Mechanics for Dummies' book. It's still confusing, and even though the author made every attempt to explain the subject as simply as possible, it remains so counter ... Read full review
DANCE OF THE PHOTONS: From Einstein to Quantum TeleportationUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A complex but ultimately rewarding exploration of the weird world of quantum physics, which describes the behavior of atomic and subatomic particles.For example, light moves in both waves and ... Read full review