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In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie joined the conversation a few years ago, but now with spacelike separation, scientists have measured that their communication occurs faster than the speed of light. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated the distribution of three entangled photons at three different locations (Alice, Bob and Charlie) several hundreds of meters apart, proving quantum nonlocality for more than two entangled photons.
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(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Hokkaido and Osaka Universities in Japan has used quantum entanglement of photons to improve image results created using differential interference contrast ...
Quantum Microscope Uses Spooky Entangled Photons To See Better Popular Science The new microscope's creators think entangled photons could improve the technology scientists currently use to see transparent things under a microscope.
If you enjoyed my post from about three months ago on Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogs, or perhaps even if you didn’t, you will likely enjoy this new paper by Robert Brady and Ross Anderson at the University of Cambridge: “Why bouncing droplets are a pretty good model of quantum mechanics“. They … Continue reading →
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Using a frequency eraser, researchers have, for the first time, entangled two independent photons with different frequencies.
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Culturally, we have an odd relationship with quantum mechanics. Writers of popular accounts often like to emphasize the strangeness of quantum physics, talking about Schrödinger's cat, entanglement, and the like.
Meet the Parents of Quantum Gravity: Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity Quantum Field Theory (QFT) and General Relativity (GR) form the theoretical and mathematical foundations for modern physics and cosmology. QFT is an extension of Quantum...
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Skepticism, Critical Thinking, and Quantum Physics I have decided to expand this website a little and address quantum woo and quantum mysticism more directly. Quantum woo is the justification of irrational beliefs using confused, vague, and ambiguous...

If they succeed, the greek phrase "Audaces Fortuna Juvat" will be applicable to these experimentalists (Fortune Favors the Bold).
One of the basic properties of quantum mechanics is that a particle (or quantum system made up of a group of particles) can act as if it is in a superposition of possible outcomes. The most common example is the story of Schrodinger's cat: a cat is sealed in a box; also in the box is a radioactive isotope, a hammer, and a vial of poison; if an atom decays in a certain period of time, the hammer breaks the vial and the cat is killed. So the cat is in a superposition of dead and alive states.
Now, superposition does not really work with something as large as a cat, it decoheres to a classical state too quickly due to interactions of all the particles it is made of, with the environment. That is why they have to use a tiny system in this experiment.
So, in this experiment, the "ball" will be in a superposition of having been struck and not struck by a photon. The scientists are trying to design an experiment that is sensitive enough to measure the curvature of spacetime due to the vibrating ball. They want to see if spacetime is also in a superposition of curved and not curved by the vibrating (and not vibrating) ball.
What makes this so immensely challenging is that the vibrating quantum system has to be very small so that the superposition can be maintained. And that makes it very, very hard to measure the teenytiny effect on spacetime. The cool thing about these experiments is they will be directly observing quantum and gravitational effects simultaneously, both affecting the outcome of the experiment. This could provide input to theorists who are trying to reconcile quantum mechanics with general relativity and come up with a theory of quantum gravity.