Quantum Levitation

October 26th, 2011 - Posted in Annual Conference, Featured by Larry Hoffer

At first, you can’t believe your eyes. Is the magnet really levitating, you wonder?

But while this demonstration of quantum levitation by Tel-Aviv University’s Superconductivity Group, shot during the recent ASTC Annual Conference in Baltimore looks like something that Harry or Hermione may have conjured up, there is true physics behind it. To date, this video has gotten more than 5 million hits on YouTube and been featured in media outlets all across the globe.

Watch the video below, and for an explanation of how quantum levitation works, visit www.quantumlevitation.com/QuantumLevitation/The_physics.html. For more information on Tel-Aviv University’s Superconductivity Group, contact Dr. Boaz Almog at boazal@gmail.com.

One Response to “Quantum Levitation”

  1. ASTC News » Blog Archive » Q&A with Boaz Almog Says:

    [...] called quantum levitation, looks like a scene in a futuristic film, perhaps explaining why a video of the demonstration went viral, earning 5 million views within a week. Tel Aviv University [...]

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