Designed by Steven Warner
What is the Observer Effect?
The Observer Effect is the idea that observation can change the object that is being observed. This could include how a person might change their behavior if they are being watched.
In Quantum Physics, the Observer Effect is the idea that observation itself can actually change the way particles behave, almost as though they know they are being watched. It is believed that on a microscopic level, particles that are not being observed exist in a state of Superposition. That is, the particle is acting like a wave and matter and is exsisting in all it's possible locations, all at the same time. While being obsereved, the particle behaves "normally." It exists as matter, in one location.
The Observer Effect