Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Party Trick

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You'll either be the hit of the party or you will clear the room. No uncertainty about that!

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    vincent7520

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Wonderful but sad : I'm sure that I'll have to find a new party !…

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    lostBluBird

    6 years ago

    Thank you for your contributions! I always enjoy seeing a new project from you.

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    stubbsonic

    6 years ago on Introduction

    There are more dazzling things to do with a laser. But this was interesting.

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    barkergk

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I should point out that photons taking the Alpha Centuri route from the razor blades to the target would take about 8 years, the lunar trip only about 4 seconds.

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    stubbsonic

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Would it be possible that the laser light is actually reflecting off the razors' edges causing it to deflect sideways? Even though the razor is sharp, there is an edge for the light to reflect off, though slight.

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    barkergkstubbsonic

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You are correct. It is a classic diffraction pattern caused by the edges of the razorblades that nevertheless behaves in accordance with the Heidelberg Uncertainty Principle.