Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.
Learn why different experimental designs were needed to collect evidence for quantum entanglement in this media gallery of videos from NOVA Einstein’s Quantum Riddle.
Conceptualize the nonintuitive idea that electrons can behave both as a wave and a particle (wave–particle duality) in this video from NOVA Einstein’s Quantum Riddle.
Conceptualize quantum entanglement, the idea that particles can instantaneously influence each other even when they are spatially separated, in this video from NOVA Einstein’s Quantum Riddle.
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Scientists have long wondered how birds “read” Earth’s magnetic field to navigate. Some think entangled particles in birds’ eyes play a role.
Groups of birds and fish may harness fluid dynamics to keep just the right distance from each other. Understanding how could help engineers build better robots.
The answer, it turns out, involves some pretty serious physics.