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This thought experiment will help you understand quantum mechanics - Matteo Fadel

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After a long day working on the particle accelerator, you and your friends head to the arcade to unwind. The lights go out for a second, and when they come back, there before you gleams a foosball table. Always game, you insert your coins. And quantum foosball begins— instead of a ball, you’ll be playing with a giant electron. Matteo Fadel shows how to use quantum mechanics to your advantage.

Why do players need to be in a dark room and under vacuum?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Matteo Fadel
  • Director Igor Coric
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Animation Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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