‘Complex matter visualized’

Entanglement Materialised
2015

Studio LONK translated a complex scientific subject into a series of images. After years of research, quantum physicists from TU Delft were the first to announce that so-called "quantum entanglement" exists - and that Einstein's theory of locality is incorrect. Studio LONK was able to follow the process for a full year, from the experiment to the announcement.

Quantum entanglement is one of the most fundamental claims of quantum theory; it states that objects at great distances can influence each other at the same time without being in physical contact with each other. The phenomenon has been known for some time, but has now been proven by this group of scientists. The scientists have succeeded in entangling electrons at a distance of 1.3 km. The result is practically invisible, but will have a huge impact; it opens the door to a future in which information can no longer be intercepted and can move faster than light (teleportation!).

The desire to make the results known and tangible also for non-scientists led Studio LONK to materialize in the form of a series of images. The work tells - in an abstract way - the story of the different stages in the process of entanglement.