He said: “A lot of things you see on Star Trek will in fact be possible – like the teleporter.
“You know the expression beam me up Scotty, we used to laugh at it. We physicists used to laugh when someone talked about teleportation and invisabilty, something like that, but we don’t laugh anymore we realised we were wrong on this one.
This is a process that allows connections (like an umbilical chord) to be formed between atoms and their information transmitted between others further away.
He said: “I think within a decade we will teleport the first molecule.”
He said quantum physics was about the bizarre and impossible – objects disappearing and reappearing elsewhere and being in two places at the same time.
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