20
May
2019

Schrödinger's Art: Spooky physics paints microscopic artworks on “quantum canvas”

“The BEC state is destroyed by illuminating it with light, collapsing the quantum state with the act of measurement,” Tyler Neely, lead researcher on the study, tells New Atlas. “The images shown do represent the density of the atoms, and I can consider each atom in the image to have a position within the accuracy of my measurement, behaving like a classical particle. However, prior to me taking the image, it is incorrect to think about each atom having a position, instead that it was distributed in the system.”

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