New Detector May Test Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

July 23, 2003 | Source: New York Times

Scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara have devised an extremely precise detector able to detect a flexing of the beam of about one one-thousandth of a nanometer.

Using such a device, the researchers hope to determine whether Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle still holds when billions of atoms are assembled as an object.

Comment by Ray Kurzweil: “This is picotechnology, at least a very early example.”