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Looking Beyond Space And Time To Cope With Quantum Theory
2012-10-29 09:30:54

Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behavior of the Universe. The proposal comes from an international team of researchers from Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and Singapore, and is published today in Nature Physics. It is based on what the researchers call a 'hidden influence inequality'. This exposes how quantum predictions challenge our best...

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2012-09-08 08:49:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Since 1927, when Werner Heisenberg formulated the uncertainty principle, it has stood as one of the cornerstones of quantum mechanics. In a simplified form, the uncertainty principle states that it is impossible to measure anything without disturbing it. For example, any attempt to measure a particle's position must randomly change its speed. For clarity's sake, one should be aware that the uncertainty principle is not the same...

Quantum Teleportation Team Breaks The Distance Record
2012-09-06 11:12:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers, including physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has achieved quantum teleportation over a record distance of 143 kilometers. The experiment marks a major step towards satellite-based quantum communication. The team transmitted quantum states between the two Canary Islands of La Palma and Tenerife over a distance of 143 kilometers, beating the previous...

New Perception Of The Remote Control Of Quantum Systems
2012-08-06 09:50:41

A fundamental characteristic of quantum physics is the fact that two or more particles can exhibit correlations stronger than classically allowed. This unique characteristic applies particularly to quantum entanglement: as soon as the quantum state of a particle is measured the state of its entangled partner changes accordingly, regardless of how far apart the two entangled particles might be. This feature allows for the remote quantum state preparation, which is an essential ingredient for...

2012-07-13 10:48:56

Study describes greater chances of accessing more reliable information on applications in quantum computing and cryptography Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography and quantum computing. The findings, published in EPJ D´, are so robust that they enable access to the information even when the...

2012-07-10 10:37:40

Quantum mechanics researchers show that nature is unpredictable Many of the predictions we make in everyday life are vague, and we often get them wrong because we have incomplete information, such as when we predict the weather. But in quantum mechanics, even if all the information is available, the outcomes of certain experiments generally can't be predicted perfectly beforehand. This inability to accurately predict the results of experiments in quantum physics has been the subject...

Efficient, Tunable Interface For Quantum Networks
2012-05-23 12:59:16

Quantum technologies promise to redefine the landscape of information processing and communication. We already live in an information age, in which vast amounts of data are sent around the world over optical fibers, but future quantum networks may be many times more powerful. These networks will require interfaces that can transfer information from quantum processors onto light particles (photons). Such interfaces will allow optical fibers to transmit information-bearing photons between...

Quantum Physics Mimics Spooky Action Into The Past
2012-04-23 09:37:30

Physicists of the group of Prof. Anton Zeilinger at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the University of Vienna, and the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) have, for the first time, demonstrated in an experiment that the decision whether two particles were in an entangled or in a separable quantum state can be made even after these particles have been measured and may no longer exist. Their results will be published this week in the journal...

2012-03-29 00:11:57

Wave Properties of Individual Heavy Molecules Can Also Be Observed Experimentally/Video Shows Development of Interference Pattern in (Nearly) Real Time Quantum theory describes the world of atoms very precisely. Still, it defies our macroscopic conception of everyday´s world due to its many anti-intuitive predictions. The wave-particle dualism probably is the best known example and means that matter may spread and interfere like waves. Now, an international team of researchers has...

2012-03-05 22:49:56

Researchers at the UNIGE have succeeded in entangling 2 macroscopic crystals, a step towards the development of quantum memory For almost fifteen years Professor Nicolas Gisin and his physicist col- laborators have been entangling photons. If this exercise seems to them perhaps henceforth trivial, it continues to elude us ordinary humans. The laws that govern the quantum world are so strange that they completely escape us human beings confronted with the laws of the macroscopic world. This...