Scientists capture on camera the 'first ever' image of quantum entanglement

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Scientists capture on camera the 'first ever' image of quantum entanglement which Einstein once called 'spooky action at a distance' Physicists from the University of Glasgow have recorded the phenomenon This is where where two particles interact and share their physical states This connection is impossible under the rules which govern the wider universe That's because the particles interact for an instant no matter their distance 

By Tim Collins For Mailonline

Published: 19:00 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 19:04 BST, 12 July 2019

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Physicists have for the first time captured an image of quantum entanglement, which a baffled Albert Einstein once called 'spooky action at a distance'.

Researchers say they have captured visual evidence of a strong form of the elusive phenomenon called Bell entanglement.  

Quantum entanglement is where two particles interact and share their physical states for an instant - no matter how great the distance which separates them.

This connection, despite being impossible under the rules which govern the wider universe, underpins the field of quantum mechanics.

This is the branch of scientific study which seeks to explain and set rules for the way particles smaller than the atom behave. 

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Physicists have for the first time captured an image of quantum entanglement, which a baffled Albert Einstein once called 'spooky action at a distance'. They have captured visual evidence of a strong form of the elusive phenomenon called Bell entanglement (pictured)

Physicists have for the first time captured an image of quantum entanglement, which a baffled Albert Einstein once called 'spooky action at a distance'. They have captured visual evidence of a strong form of the elusive phenomenon called Bell entanglement (pictured)

A team of physicists from the University of Glasgow described how they recorded the phenomenon in a photo for the first time.

They devised a system which fires a stream of entangled photons from a quantum source of light at 'non-conventional' objects - displayed on liquid-crystal materials which change the phase of the photons as they pass through.

'The image we've managed to capture is an elegant demonstration of a fundamental property of nature, seen for the very first time in the form of an image,' said Paul-Antoine Moreau, of the university's school of physics and astronomy.

'It's an exciting result which could be used to advance the emerging field of quantum computing and lead to new types of imaging.'

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