"n classical terms, quantum tunnelling is like a marble inside a jar vanishing and then reappearing outside the jar. It seems impossible but, ..."
The kind of 'quantum weirdness' that we tend to regard as separate from our 'real world' can be exemplified by a quantum process known 'tunnelling'. Whereas classical physics maintains that a solid impregnable barrier will not be breached under any circumstances, quantum particles coming up against an obstacle have a finite probability of showing up on the other side. '[Tunnelling] is like a kind of quantum teleportation,'
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