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Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation

by Anton Zeilinger

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I used to walk around with a beam splitter mirror ( about the size of a quarter ) in my pocket all the time when I was ten ~ ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
Zeilinger, as an eminent Austrian physicist, is a living successor of Boltzmann, Pauli, and Schrödinger. Here he explains the phenomenon of quantum entanglement with surprising lucidity, largely within the frame of a story with fictional characters and much dialog. Past and present experiments clearly show that Bell-type inequalities are violated and thus that local realism, so dear to Einstein, does not hold. Still, Zeilinger says "the philosophical ramifications are not at all understood at present." (p 266) The technological ramifications will quite possibly include quantum computers of great power.
  fpagan | May 16, 2011 |
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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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Anton Zeilinger draws on his own experiments, conducted in various locations around the world, to demonstrate the truth behind the theory that two elementary particles far removed from one another can influence each other's properties.

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