NOVA: Einstein’s Quantum Riddle
Airs Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2
Monday, January 7, 2019
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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.
On "Einstein's Quantum Riddle," 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.
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