Weak measurements, strong insights, and the double-slit experiment

The physicist Richard Feynman once said that the double-slit experiment contains within it the very “heart of quantum mechanics”. Despite being nearly two-hundred years old, the double-slit experiment is still capable of showing us new insights into the quantum world. In this talk I will cover some of our recent work, using a technique known as weak measurements, to get a better picture of what goes on inside the double-slit.

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Krister Shalm

INSTITUTE FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
BLOGTWITTER

Krister Shalm is a physicist who is using light to study the quantum world. Krister is working to develop the technologies of tomorrow based on today’s breakthroughs in quantum mechanics. While his work can seem mind boggling, Krister has teamed up with a magician, musicians, entertainers, and dancers to make quantum concepts more approachable.