Einstein’s Quantum Riddle joins a group of scientists who are trying to prove Einstein’s theory of Quantum Entanglement.
Created as a supplement to quantum mechanics, Einstein saw quantum entanglement as a more orderly theory to the incomplete view we have of the chaotic quantum world. To Einstein, quantum mechanics had a counterintuitive way of predicting strongly correlated quantum systems.
To explain further, the theory of quantum entanglement is a label for the observed physical phenomenon that occurs when a pair or group of particles is generated, interact, or share spatial proximity in a way such that the quantum state of each particle of the pair or group cannot be described independently of the state of the others, even when the particles are separated by a large distance.
So, imagine two subatomic particles that mirror changes in each other instantaneously over any distance – apparently without communicating.
Although no one has yet to fully explain how it works, scientists have already begun to harness its power.
Because of the powers of the quantum world, we’ve begun constructing quantum computers which could lead to massive scientific breakthroughs in all fields, shatter existing data encryption in minutes, and use the laws of physics to create a totally secure, unhackable network.
But the quantum world is still a place of mystery and unknowns.
To fully explore what we know and what technologies we might use to gain more quantum knowledge, Einstein’s Quantum Riddle lets us join the scientists who’s made it their life work to unravel it all.
- Release date2019
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Jamie Lochhead
- Part of the seriesNOVA
- Production companyWindffall Films