A quickly closed loophole has proved that the “great smoky dragon” of quantum mechanics may forever elude capture.
About the author
Anil Ananthaswamy is a journalist and author. His latest book, Through Two Doors at Once, about quantum mechanics and the double-slit experiment, will be published by Dutton (Aug 2018). He is a former deputy news editor for New Scientist magazine and current freelance feature editor for PNAS’s Front Matter. He writes regularly for New Scientist, and has also written for Scientific American, Nature, Discover, and Nautilus. He won the UK Institute of Physics’ Physics Journalism award and the British Association of Science Writers’ award for Best Investigative Journalism. His first book, The Edge of Physics, was voted book of the year in 2010 by Physics World, and his second book, The Man Who Wasn’tThere, was long-listed for the 2016 Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.