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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Quantum Mechanics 16 - The Quantum Nature of the Electron: Superposition and Entanglement
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: A demonstration of electron superposition using an electron diffraction apparatus, plus an introduction to quantum entanglement.
Learning Outcomes:
• Concrete demonstration related to the surprising 360/720 degree prediction discussed in QM-15.
• Understanding how an electron diffraction apparatus works, and how its surprising experimental results are explained by electron superposition, i.e. the electron behaving as if it can exist in multiple paths simultaneously.
• Understanding how superposition applied to two particles can lead to a remarkable phenomenon called quantum entanglement (or, as Einstein called it, “spooky action at a distance”).
Date: 10/08/2008 - 3:30 pm
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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