75 years of entanglement

75 years of entanglement

By Alexandra Witze, 14:10 PM November 4, 2010

Though it has been confirmed numerous times since 1935, entanglement is as spooky as ever.

1935: Physicists Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen publish a paper in Physical Review asking “Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete?” Their answer: no.

The same year, in the journal Naturwissenschaften, Erwin Schrödinger coins the term Verschränkung, meaning “entanglement,” and develops his famous thought experiment of a cat that exists simultan...

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