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New research on quantum mechanics corroborated an old hypothesis, Particles travel in a “surrealistic fashion”

New research on quantum mechanics bolstered an antiquated hypothesis of the functionality of particles. Quantum mechanics is regarded as the quirkiest and most mysterious part of science. Most of the theories of quantum mechanics are ruled by probability hypothesis. New research stated that particles literally behave like billiard balls rolling on a table, more of a surrealistic fashion .This research revived an old hypothesis on quantum mechanics.

The theory assumed that photons or particles of light actually fires in two different slits before hitting on a screen. Earlier, the Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle explained that the path of photons can never be known for sure. However, Physicist Aephraim Steinberg from University of Toronto discovered the trajectories of photons when he instilled some delicate approach to determine the positioning of the particles. Steinberg was extremely careful to not disturb the trajectory of photons. This experiment showed the trajectories of particles to be similar of billiard balls flying in the air. However, this theory couldn’t explain the “entanglement” of particles .Physicists from different part of the world stated that doing the exact same experiment with two entangled photons will be guiding us towards a conflict. Physicists termed the trajectories of such condition “surreal trajectories”. To solve this issue, the study team entangled two photons and sent them both towards the methodical two slit mechanism.

The study team wanted to experiment the polarization of the photons .They were trying to understand if interfering the slit that first photon took will also alter the course of the other particle. Einstein mentioned this type of behavior as “spooky action”. Physicists assumed this to be the case but never had enough evidence in hand to be certain. This study results supported interpretation of quantum mechanics approached by Louis Broglie in 1927. The theory assumed particles to be travelling in pilot wave.

According to the study results, the assumed pilot wave is still anticipatable. The study also reveals that particles do take a trajectory to travel from starting point to its destination. The new study results does not cancel out the standard probabilistic views of quantum mechanics but at the same time supports the pilot wave interpretation. According to Howard Wiseman, from Griffith University this approach is easier to anticipate the real trajectory. Professor Steinberg stated “I would phrase it in terms of having different pictures, different pictures can be useful. They can help shape better intuitions.”

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