Tag Archives: Quantum Physics

Spooky Actions….

Source: science.nasa.gov

Source: science.nasa.gov

QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT

World of quantum is as stupendous as a Salman Khan film directed by Sajid Khan. Common sense is a far away thing in Quantum Universe. It is even more bizarre when you try to understand the concept of Quantum Entanglement.

Entanglement as the name suggest is ability of a particle to become involved with another one at a quantum level. Remember how Jaya Bachchan detects the presence of her son nearby telekinetically in the Bollywood epic titled K3G… It does have a plausible scientific explanation if you consider quantum physics. Her brain waves were entangled with SRK’s psyche at quantum level. True dat! Continue reading

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The Quantum Indians (Documentary)

At the turn of the 20th century, the world was witnessing a renaissance in the area of quantum physics through the work of great scientists such as Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Ernest Rutherford or Neils Bohr. Unknown to the world, three Indian scientists were also making significant contributions to the quantum world with revolutionary deductions, interpretations and theories. This is their story. Watch

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Of Hidden Dimensions and Intergalactic Space Travel

HYPERSPACE

The Millenium Falcon zapping off into Hyperspace Source: myfreewallpapers.net

The Millenium Falcon zapping off into Hyperspace Source: myfreewallpapers.net

‘We’ll be safe enough once we make the jump into hyperspace’ exclaims Hans Solo (in the Star Wars Universe) as he maneuvers his space ship, The Millennium Falcon, away from the planet Tatooine while being chased by Cruiser ships of the evil empire.

After a momentary delay adjusting some settings on his space ship, Hans ratchets up their Ship’s speed. The ship gains a sudden acceleration and zaps off into the unknown as they leave the other ships chasing and shooting at them clueless. Swoosh!

In science fiction, Hyperspace is a concept employed in Intergalactic space travel. A space ship with hyper drive (i.e space ship that can cruise in hyperspace) technology can glide into hyperspace Continue reading

Schrodinger’s Cat

Cat

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Erwin Schrodinger, while explaining his quantum theory proposed his famous brain racking ‘thought experiment’ (mind you!) of the Schrodinger’s Cat.

The Experiment:
We place a living cat into a steel chamber, along with a device containing a vial of  hydrocyanic acid, a Gieger Counter which detects radioactive decay, a hammer and a radioactive substance.  If even a single atom of the substance decays during the test period, a mechanism will trip the hammer, which will, in turn, break the vial and kill the cat. Continue reading