pbs-space-time 6 months ago

Is 'Perpetual Motion' Possible with Superfluids?

The weird rules of quantum mechanics lead to all sorts of bizarre phenomena on tiny scales— particles teleporting through walls or being in multiple places at once or simultaneously existing and not.

Shame all this magical behavior doesn’t happen on scales large enough for us to see.

Except that there is a way for us to see large-scale quantum weirdness, and that’s Bose-Einstein Condensates & Superfluids.

Matt O'Dowd