For the Friday before Halloween 2021, the Advanced Quantum Testbed at Berkeley Lab showcased the ideas behind “spooky action at a distance”! So, what was Albert Einstein talking about? How is the unique feature of quantum entanglement important for quantum information science and technology? Bradley Mitchell explained it in a recent interview. Brad is one of the early-career researchers at AQT since its foundation in 2018.
‘Spooky action at a distance’ is a term coined by Albert Einstein in 1935 for the idea that tiny particles are linked together even though separated by long distances. Known as quantum entanglement, this seemed incompatible with his theory of relativity. For example, if we could link two coins through quantum entanglement when you flip one coin to heads, in principle the other one will instantly flip to heads no matter the distance between them. That is what makes it spooky.
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