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Stories written by Kurt Kleiner, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

  • Researchers demonstrate ‘quantum surrealism’

    February 19, 2016 |

    New research demonstrates that particles at the quantum level can in fact be seen as behaving something like billiard balls rolling along a table, and not merely as the probabilistic smears that the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics suggests. But there’s a catch — the tracks the particles follow do not always behave as one would expect from “realistic” trajectories, but often in a fashion that has been termed “surrealistic.”