Strings, mirrors and tape
Anita van Stel, Anouck Vrouwe, Dirk van Delft, Gabby Zegers, Huub Eggen
In 2012, Leo Kouwenhoven’s Group at Delft University of Technology was the first to detect the long-sought Majorana particle. Three years later, fellow physicists led by Ronald Hanson demonstrated the existence of ‘spooky action at a distance’ in the quantum world – an experiment that proved Einstein wrong and made front-page news in the New York Times. Two examples of top physics in the Netherlands realised with funding from FOM, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter.