Professor Howard Wisemen and his team of researchers at the university of Tokyo recently published a paper in the journal Nature Communications confirming what Einstein did not believe to be real, quantum engtglement. He called it ‘spooky action at a distance’ for a reason, and that’s because it is, for lack of a better word, extremely weird. Welcome to the world of quantum mechanics, the world where pioneering quantum physicist Niels Bohr told the world that “if quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”
“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of quantum mechanics. In reality, it contains the only mystery.” – Richard Feynman, a Nobel laureate of the twentieth century (Radin, Dean. Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences In A Quantum Reality. New York, Paraview Pocket Books, 2006)
Wisemen and his team were able to verify the existence of quantum entanglement by splitting a single photon between two laboratories, and testing whether measurement of it in one laboratory would actually cause a change in the local quantum state in the other laboratory. In doing so, researchers were able to verify the entanglement of the split single photon.
According to Wiseman,
“This phenomenon is the strongest yet proof of the entanglement of a single particle, an unusual form of quantum entanglement that is being increasingly explored for quantum communication and computation.” (source)
He went on to state that:
“Einstein’s view was that the detection of the particle only ever at one point could be much better explained by the hypothesis that the particle is only ever at one point, without invoking the instantaneous collapse of the wave function to nothing at all other points. However, rather than simply detecting the presence or absence of the particle, we used homodyne measurements enabling one party to make different measurements and the other, using quantum tomography, to test the effect of those choices.”
Here is a great illustration from Dr. Quantum, as seen in the film “What The Bleep: Down The Rabbit Hole.”