Einstein’s Quantum Riddle

We live in a world where objects have permanence and we see cause then effect but a startling phenomenon is revealing that this is not how the universe works at the smallest scales of atoms and tiny particles.

Albert Einstein argued this phenomenon couldn’t possibly be real but after a century of disputes and discoveries we’re using it to create revolutionary new technologies and it’s perhaps one of the strangest concepts in physics, yet it could very well be what forms the very fabric of our cosmos.

Quantum Entanglement is what Einstein called “spooky action at a distance,” but these days this revelation is poised to change technology forever. Physicists have gradually become convinced that the phenomenon—two subatomic particles that mirror changes in each other instantaneously over any distance—is real.

In this special we follow 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.

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