Schroedinger’s Flu??

Our QUANTUM COMPUTER CRASH-(COLLISION?)-COURSE continues as we gear up for our upcoming performance BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL

physics-shirt-schrodingers-cat-darkFascinating article from Science Centric that reports:

“A German-Spanish research group, split between the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), is using the principles of an iconic quantum mechanics thought experiment – Schroedinger’s superpositioned cat – to test for quantum properties in objects composed of as many as one billion atoms, possibly including the flu virus.

1-influenza-virusNew research published Thursday 11 March, in New Journal of Physics (co-owned by the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society), describes the construction of an experiment to test for superposition states in these larger objects.

With this new technique, the researchers suggest that viruses are one type of object that could be probed. Albeit speculatively, the researchers hope that their technique might offer a route to experimentally address questions such as the role of life and consciousness in quantum mechanics.”


~ by saturdaysinthedark on March 16, 2010.

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