Does quantum entanglement make faster-than-light communication possible? : "...spooky action at a distance." Recent experiments on quantum entanglement confirm that it’s spooky, but it was not, as Einstein implied, action at a distance. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the vase moves. (9781530297320): Kisak, Edited by Paul F.: Books There is a vase on the table. Einstein used that term to refer to quantum mechanics, which describes the curious behavior of the smallest particles of matter and light. The phenomenon so riled Albert Einstein he called it "spooky action at a distance." Action at a Distance. Quantum Entanglement ! The speed of entanglement dynamics is at least 10,000 times faster than light according to Prof. Juan Yin and colleagues (Photo: Shutterstock ) View 4 Images As strange as it may be, entanglement is a useful resource Entanglement is an important concept in quantum theory and many scientists believe it is responsible for much of the weirdness and nonintuitive nature of this theory [1–3]. Imagine a table with a tablecloth draping to the floor. Spooky action at a distance: 02/07/12 The puzzle of entanglement in quantum theory Alan Macdonald Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Luther College Decorah, IA 52101 I. NIST physicist Krister Shalm with the photon source used in the Bell test that strongly supported a key prediction of quantum mechanics: There are in fact spooky actions at a distance. If "action" is defined as a force, physical work or information, then it should be stated clearly that entanglement cannot communicate action between two entangled particles (Einstein's worry about "spooky action at a distance" does not actually violate special relativity). For the first time, scientists have managed to show quantum entanglement – which Einstein famously described as "spooky action at a distance" – happening between macroscopic objects, a major step forward in our understanding of quantum physics. What is NOT random? China Shatters “Spooky Action at a Distance” Record, Preps for Quantum Internet. Albert Einstein called entanglement “spooky action at a distance” and there are many people who agree. Multiple research teams claim to have conclusively demonstrated quantum entanglement, which had been disdainfully dubbed "spooky action at a distance" by Albert Einstein. Entanglement is what Einstein referred to as "spooky action at a distance."