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Anil Ananthaswamy
Science writer, Berkeley, CA

Anil Ananthaswamy is is an award-winning journalist and former staff writer and deputy news editor for New Scientist in London. His work has appeared in Nature, The Wall Street Journal and National Geographic News, among others. His latest book is Through Two Doors at Once (2018). He lives in Bangalore in India and Berkeley in California.

Written by Anil Ananthaswamy

Essay/
Physics
Through two doors

How a sunbeam split in two became physics’ most elegant experiment, shedding light on the underlying nature of reality

Anil Ananthaswamy