I keep a tumblr at lloydshep.tumblr.com called A Pound of Obscure. Here’s the last week’s posts from it.
- "The experiment shows that it?s not strictly logical to think of entanglement as a tangible physical…"
?The experiment shows that it?s not strictly logical to think of entanglement as a tangible physical property, Eisenberg says. ?There is no moment in time in which the two photons coexist,? he says, ?so you cannot say that the system is entangled at this or that moment.? Yet, the phenomenon definitely exists. Anton Zeilinger, a physicist at the University of Vienna, agrees that the experiment demonstrates just how slippery the concepts of quantum mechanics are. ?It?s really neat because it shows more or less that quantum events are outside our everyday notions of space and time.??
– Physicists Create Quantum Link Between Photons That Don?t Exist at the Same Time | Wired Science | Wired.com?- this is mind-blowing on all sorts of levels, but it also makes me sad that some scientists, including Stephen Hawking, think it?s right to boycott Israeli academics. This experiment was conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.