Brilliantly Simple Explanation of Quantum Entanglement

Sep 10, 2014

This video is hosted by Associate Professor Andrea Morello from the School of Engineering (University of New South Wales, Australia), who is able to give a very clear explanation of quantum entanglement. Morello shows that the best way to explain it is to first explore what it’s not: classical correlation. And this can be done using a simple piece of paper and red and blue text.

The quantum entanglement phenomenon has met with skepticism throughout the years. Even Albert Einstein was not entirely sure about it - which caused him to speak the frequently quoted words “spooky action at a distance”. Einstein’s hesitation certainly hasn’t stopped the phenomenon from being observed through many experiments, and becoming central to most work in quantum mechanics.

Essentially, quantum entanglement suggests that acting on a particle here, can instantly influence a particle far away. This is often described as theoretical teleportation. It has huge implications for quantum mechanics, quantum communication and quantum computing.

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