Einstein proved wrong

The experiment performed by Prof. Ronald Hanson and his team is the final nail in the coffin for locality and realism as the foundation of physics. Instead, quantum physics rules. At the end of September, their article was awaiting publication on arXiv.org. The article describes an experiment in which two electron spins in diamond chips placed a large distance from one another become entangled. One was placed in the physics building, the other at the nuclear reactor. The photons met halfway between the two, in the electrical engineering building. A long series of more than 200 measurements produced conclusive evidence that performing a measurement on one of the electrons had an instantaneous effect on the other. This non-localised effect was derided by Einstein as spukhafte Fernwirkung (spooky action at a distance).


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