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.”