I still don't get it
June 3, 2011 4:19 AM Subscribe
posted by leibniz (49 comments total)
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Physicists have managed to observe light behaving both as a particle and wave
in the same double-slit experimental condition, by means of a new method to weakly observe a particle's momentum. This article in Nature
summarizes the results in non-mathematical terms.
The nature article comments: "Intriguingly, the trajectories closely match those predicted by an unconventional interpretation of quantum mechanics known as pilot-wave theory
, in which each particle has a well-defined trajectory that takes it through one slit while the associated wave passes through both slits."