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The Double Slit Experiment

  • Benjamin Bahr
  • Boris LemmerEmail author
  • Rina Piccolo


Quantum mechanics is weird. As Richard Feynman famously said: “Nobody understands it.” With this he did not mean, by the way, that we can not make precise predictions with the laws of quantum physics – we can – he just meant that the laws themselves are pretty strange. In fact, they contradict the intuitive understanding of the world, that we as human beings intrinsically have. Sounds pretentious, but unfortunately that’s how it is. The prime example of the strange behavior of quantum particles is demonstrated in the so-called double slit experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.II. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.TorontoCanada

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