Even Leon Cooper caught as saying completely wrong things about quantum mechanics
In the world of genuine physics, nothing has changed about the quantum foundations of the discipline since the mid 1920s or the late 1920s. In the media world, we are told about a revolution at least once a week. Less than a week ago, the fad would be all about the many interacting worlds. All of it has been forgotten by now. The new fad is about a mysterious electron's wave function shockingly divided and stunningly trapped in helium bubbles.
All of these wonderful echoes in the media echo chamber boil down to the Brown University press release announcing a paper in a journal
Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped? (also at Phys.org)by Prof Humprey Maris, a senior experimenter, and collaborators.
Study of Exotic Ions in Superfluid Helium and the Possible Fission of the Electron Wave Function
Now, let me make it clear that I do believe that he is a good experimenter and these are actually good and interesting experiments performed with interesting and probably expensive cryogenics devices. But the shortage of a good theoretical background and a scientifically solid interpretation of their observations is striking and it guarantees that the press release, and especially its echoes in the media, is completely detached from the scientific substance.