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Yakir Aharonov on the peculiar type of action at a distance that bears his name

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Physics 28/11/2015

In 1959 physicists Yakir Aharonov and David Bohm startled their colleagues by predicting a new type of quantum nonlocality, distinct from the phenomenon that had spooked Einstein. They showed that an electric or magnetic field can have an effect on a particle at a distance: even when the field exerts no force on that particle, it can shift the wave interference pattern that the particle generates. The Aharonov-Bohm effect proved influential in the development of quantum field theory.
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