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Einstein's Quantum Riddle

Join scientists as they grab light from across the universe to prove quantum entanglement is real.

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Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance,” but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from computers to cryptography. Physicists have gradually become convinced that the phenomenon—two subatomic particles that mirror changes in each other instantaneously over any distance—is real. But a few doubts remain. NOVA follows a ground-breaking experiment in the Canary Islands to use quasars at opposite ends of the universe to once and for all settle remaining questions. (Premiered January 9, 2019.)

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Major funding for this program is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation with additional funding from Margaret and Will Hearst and The Montgomery Family Foundation.

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