Monday, December 14, 2009

The double-slit experiment

Voted "the most beautiful experiment", the double-slit experiment is perhaps the symbol of quantum mechanics [source, source]... but what is exactly and why is it so important/puzzling?
Check out this nice and simple explanation [video].

In 1976 The National Research Council (CNR) produced a short (14 min) movie on the experiment of single electron interference [...], performed by Pier Giorgio Merli, Gian Franco Missiroli and Giulio Pozzi... [video, whole movie].

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