Word of the Week for the week of January 15, 2017

Quantum entanglement


Meaning & Usage

noun in physics, quantum entanglement suggests that acting on a particle here can instantly influence a particle far away, or what Einstein often referred to as "spooky action at a distance."

Quantum entanglement—the idea that two particles separated by miles still influence one another.


Such phenomena were the subject of a 1935 paper by Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen, and several later papers by Erwin Schrödinger.

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