While researching the double slit experiment and finding that even when only one photon is fired at a time and interference still occurs (so the photon must be traveling through both slits at once) i came up with a possible problem with the theory and wondered if anyone could help me see where i'm going wrong.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Particle emitter at point A fires a photon over 299792458 meters which should take exactly one second if it remains at a constant speed (light speed).

A timer is started exactly as the photon is emitted from the emitter, which is then stopped as soon as the particle is registered on the receiver at point B.

If the particle has taken a perfectly straight path then the time on the clock should be exactly one second. However if the particle has taken all possible routes and thus caused interference then the time should register a slightly different time. Either showing it has taken a longer path than a straight line so taking longer or somehow arriving sooner and breaking the light speed barrier.

All help greatly appreciated

Paul

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