Albert Einstein, the famous physicist, described quantum entanglement as “spooky action at a distance.” The phenomenon is said to occur when two particles interact and enter a stage where whatever happens to one particle immediately affects the other particle regardless of the distance between them.
Physicists at the University of Glasgow, Scotland have achieved an incredible feat by capturing the first-ever image of Quantum Entanglement.
To capture the breathtaking image, Paul-Antoine Moreau and his team at Glasgow University designed a system that fired a stream of entangled photons from a quantum source of light at “non-conventional” objects.
The fuzzy, black and white photo shows two particles in a state of quantum entanglement where two particles share their physical state despite the distance between them.
The interaction between the two particles is incompatible with the elements of Einstein’s theory of relativity. The connection between the particles is known as Bell Entanglement and forms the basis of quantum physics. Bell entanglement is used in quantum computing and cryptography.
Mr. Moreau describes the image as “an elegant demonstration of a fundamental property of nature.”
According to him, this breakthrough can be used to advance the field of quantum computing and opens the doors to new types of imaging.
For more details, you can refer to the research paper that was published in Science Advances.