Particles and waves: The central mystery of quantum mechanics – Chad Orzel

One of the most amazing facts in physics is that everything in the universe, from light to electrons to atoms, behaves like both a particle and a wave at the same time. But how did physicists arrive at this mind-boggling conclusion? Chad Orzel recounts the string of scientists who built on each other’s discoveries to arrive at this ‘central mystery’ of quantum mechanics.

Lesson by Chad Orzel, animation by Joana Bartolomeu.

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