Books et al.Quantum Physics

Understanding the double slit

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Science  31 Aug 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6405, pp. 855
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav0128

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To Richard Feynman, the double-slit experiment encapsulated quantum physics's one and only mystery. Its results could be described but, he cautioned, could not be explained. Veteran science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy rejects this fatalistic perspective. On the contrary, he argues, a deeper understanding of the quantum world can only be achieved by embracing the diversity of interpretations available to us, a claim he persuasively defends in Through Two Doors at Once.