Gravitational fields affect quantum particles from afar

2022-01-14

Physicists have discovered that quantum particles can feel the effects of gravitational fields without coming into contact with them, according to findings published in Science. Rubidium atoms were set in motion in a vacuum chamber and were put into quantum superpositions with lasers several times, with researchers controlling exposure to gravitational fields.

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