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Einstein’s ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ Almost Verified

In 1935, Einstein asked a profound question about our understanding of Nature: are objects only influenced by their nearby environment? Or could looking at one object sometimes instantaneously affect another far-away object, as predicted by quantum theory? Then in 1947, eight years before his death, Einstein wrote to a friend that he could not seriously believe in quantum mechanics because “physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance.” He was referring to quantum entanglement. Continue reading Einstein’s ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ Almost Verified

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