Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 13:24:05 -

Author: Steve Wonnell

Subject: Re: Lab demonstrations of entanglement, i.e. Bell's Inequality, EPR Paradox


Hi David and all PIRA folks:

I'm surprised -- shocked even -- that so many have not heard of the
Bell Inequality/EPR Paradox experiments being done in several
undergrad labs around the country. I believe Whitman College, Colgate
U., Dickinson, Reed, Rochester and a few more have successfully created
advanced lab experiments on these topics. Key to this is to have
single photon detectors.

ALPhA (, particularly Gabe Spalding of IWU, is
involved in bringing to market a set of reduced spec single-photon
detectors for this purpose.

Colgate and the University of Rochester are offering three day
workshops for advanced lab instructors to come to their universities
and learn from their lab instructors. See:

Several talks on this topic have taken place in the last few
summer AAPT meetings. It's a hot topic among the advanced lab crew.

Steve W.

On Wed, 6 Apr 2011, David Maiullo wrote:

> Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:09:45 -0400
> From: David Maiullo
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: [tap-l] Lab demonstrations of entanglement, i.e. Bell's Inequality,
> EPR Paradox
> Hi Tappers,
> I was just contacted by Scientific America. Seems they'd like to see if
> anyone is demonstrating or has a good experiment to exhibit the ideas
> behind Bell's Inequality and/or the EPR Paradox.
> For anyone unfamiliar with these concepts:
> Doesn't seem like an "easy" one to demonstrate, but I figured I could
> reach out to this wonderful collective mind of ours and see if anyone
> has a current simulation or actual experiment on this effect.
> Please pass your advice on.....
> Happy Spring!
> Dave/RU (home of Snooki....)