Quantum Mechanics: Fluid Experiment Highlights Alternative To Popular Copenhagen Interpretation

September 15, 2014 7:48 PM

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In quantum mechanics a central mystery has been why small chunks of matter tend to behave like particles and sometimes like waves.

Past theories have subscribed to what is called the "Copenhagen interpretation," which holds that a particle is a wave "smeared out" across the universe that collapses into a determined location only when observed, MIT reported. Some researchers have come up with an alternative interpretation dubbed...

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