This is the first-ever photo of quantum entanglement

Jul 16, 2019

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This is the first-ever photo of quantum entanglement

Jul 16, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Credit: University of Glasgow

When science and photography join forces, they usually end up with breathtaking results. Last week, physicists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland captured and shared a photo of quantum entanglement. It’s the first actual photo of this phenomenon ever taken, and it’s absolutely awe-inspiring.

Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon which describes a relationship between fundamental properties of a particle, such as their momentum, position, spin, or polarization. As quoted on Wikipedia, “it occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated, interact, or share spatial proximity in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the state of the others, even when the particles are separated by a large distance.”

The image captured by the scientists at the University of Glasgow is the first image ever showing the particle interaction. In other words, it supports the science of quantum mechanics and the theory of quantum entanglement. The particles we see in this historic image are two photons – or two light particles- interacting with each other.

The paper containing this image was published in Science Advances. One of the authors, Paul-Antoine Moreau, told the BBC that this image is “an elegant demonstration of a fundamental property of nature.” As for the possible implications, he added that “it’s an exciting result which could be used to advance the emerging field of quantum computing and lead to new types of imaging.”

[via Science Alert]

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6 responses to “This is the first-ever photo of quantum entanglement”

  1. Bonnie Weisz Avatar
    Bonnie Weisz

    Did this guy know something we didn’t?!

    1. Just_me Avatar
      Just_me

      Now that they tell us they managed to photograph a black hole with a huge apparatus spread around the world, don’t be surprised that some asshole with an iPhone would show up and tell you they got a picture of some quantum shit they think it’s quantum.
      Whatever the heck that means!

      1. Vineyard Avatar
        Vineyard

        Moron it’s actually impossible to take a picture of a black hole as a picture is the reflection of light off of surface bounce back towards a photographic film. An object as dense as a black hole which absorbs all light how the fuck do you expect to take a photograph of it sport?

        1. Rafał Łabuda Avatar
          Rafał Łabuda

          Study more moron

          1. SoulROM Avatar
            SoulROM

            Where is the love?

        2. Just_me Avatar
          Just_me

          Mr Einstein, the black hole is made evident by taking pictures of the activity around it. No need to tell us your 5th grade shit.