Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Most Beautiful Experiment of All Time

Thought I would start 2011 off with:

The Double Slit Experiment which is well known as The Most Beautiful Experiment of All Time.

As is stated at Wikipedia:

"The most baffling part of this experiment comes when only one photon at a time is fired at the barrier with both slits open. The pattern of interference remains the same, as can be seen if many photons are emitted one at a time and recorded on the same sheet of photographic film.    The clear implication is that something with a wavelike nature passes simultaneously through both slits and interferes with itself — even though there is only one photon present."