Nature puts a limit on how 'weird' the quantum world can be... it's still bladdy weird though!
(In which I employ Einstein to explain some of the weirdest aspects of quantum physics)
Try to imagine something so weird, so unfathomable and so bizarre that it makes the logical part of your brain kick it back out again (no, X Factor’s Wagner isn’t weird enough). Well, what ever you managed to think of, Quantum physics will out-weird it every time.
One of the weirdest aspects of the quantum world (the world of the impossibly small that particles call home) is the idea that it is impossible to learn everything about a particle – which is worrying when you consider that they are the tiny packets of matter that make up you and me. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle tells us that you can measure the position of a particle, or measure it movement, but you can never find out both.
Weirder still, is the phenomenon of non-locality. This tells us that, once two particles interact, they are forever ‘entangled’ and what affects one will instantly affect the other – even if they are separated by light-years of space.