Cosmic Bell: Exploring Quantum Weirdness

Through September 3, 2017

Cosmic Bell and its integrated program is an innovative experiment in public engagement with complex science topics. Partially funded by an NSF grant, the exhibition explores the Cosmic Bell Experiment, an international, research project led by MIT physicists David Kaiser, Alan Guth, and Andrew Friedman.

The experiment tackles fundamental concepts of physics as it attempts to close the last loophole in our understanding of quantum mechanics. The pieces in the exhibition were developed in a workshop at the MIT Museum’s Compton Studio, where MIT students collaborated with the leading researchers on how to make quantum experiments and observations real and visceral. The accompanying play, Both/And engages audiences with the underlying principles of entanglement through the medium of theater.