How to confuse yourself with quantum physics in 3 easy steps

None of the experts got it — why not you, too?

Photo by Indra Utama on Unsplash

Step 1: light is a wave

Striking the back of a beam splitter causes an inverted reflection. Striking the front does not. Get a jump rope out and try it.

Step 2: light is a particle

Step 3: huh?

Asking questions

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Chris Ferrie

Quantum theorist by day, father by night. Occasionally moonlighting as a author. csferrie.com