Two Slits, Many Questions

Let’s be honest: quantum mechanics is a bizarrely wonderful and beautiful creation of the human mind. Richard Feynman, the Nobel laureate, famously said that, while there were a few people who understood general relativity (another beautiful construct), no one understood quantum mechanics. Yet that doesn’t stop us from using it to do and make cool stuff.

The famous starting point for entry into quantum weirdness is the double slit experiment, which was first described and publicized by Thomas Young, a British polymath born 250 years ago. This article, from Nature (June 15, 2023) uses it as a wonderful frame for exploration. Enjoy!

1 thought on “Two Slits, Many Questions”

  1. Wow. That’s quite the article. It reminds me of learning about the “de Broglie wavelength” in school. I enjoyed physics, but when it starts getting into the really complicated math, my head starts to hurt.

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