The New Scientist's July 24th issue has its feature article titled 'Quantum Rebellion' with the intriguing byline 'Nothing exists till it is measured'. Since the archive is subscribers-only, I couldn't read the article or the editorial. Till now
The article concerns a double-slit experiment, conducted by a researcher at Harvard, Shariar Afshar
. Before reading further, familiarize yourself with the Principle of Complementarity
, if you haven't already.
Basically, the experiment shows light displaying wave and particle aspects at the same time, in violation of complementarity. Supposedly, and I'm not too qualified to render this judgement myself, this falsifies
the Copenhagen interpretation and the Many-Worlds interpretation as well.
If the experiment is valid and verified, what conclusions can conservatively be drawn?