17: Quantum Conspiracy Theory

Summer holidays are over, though Emily is still running around overseas enjoying the astronomer lifestyle. So Chris shares a story that tickled him this week, about a bunch of physicists and astronomers who showed that if quantum theory is just a cosmic magic trick played on researchers, that trick had to have been set up before the earth was even formed.

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Things we talk about in this episode:

Quantum weirdness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kb1VT0J3DE

Quantum entanglement: https://www.quantamagazine.org/entanglement-made-simple-20160428/

The MIT/Vienna experiment: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/miot-lfa082018.php