Heisenberg's uncertainty and matter wave interferometry with large molecules

Author(s): M. Arndt, A. Zeilinger

Journal: Fundamental Physics — Heisenberg and Beyond

Volume: 2

Page(s): 35–52

Year: 2004

DOI Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-18623-3_6

Link: Link to publication

Abstract:

Quantum physics has by now reached an impressive theoretical and experimental maturity. And still, it puzzles the classically educated mind that quantum physics exhibits various dualities, like for instance the wave-particle duality, which are in contradiction to our daily experience: Heisenberg’s uncertainty relation between conjugate variables is a well-known formulation of this fact and it appears therefore appropriate to contribute to an issue in commemoration of Heisenberg’s 100th birthday with a review of recent wave-particle duality experiments with large molecules.

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