Skip to comments.A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones
Posted on 10/25/2014 2:08:48 AM PDT by LibWhacker
The bizarre behaviour of the quantum world with objects existing in two places simultaneously and light behaving as either waves or particles could result from interactions between many 'parallel' everyday worlds, a new theory suggests.
It is a fundamental shift from previous quantum interpretations, says Howard Wiseman, a theoretical quantum physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, who together with his colleagues describes the idea in Physical Review X1.
Theorists have tried to explain quantum behaviour through various mathematical frameworks. One of the older interpretations envisages the classical world as stemming from the existence of many simultaneous quantum ones. But that many worlds approach, pioneered by the US theorist Hugh Everett III in the 1950s, relies on the worlds branching out independently from one another, and not interacting at all (see 'Many worlds: See me here, see me there').
By contrast, Wisemans team envisages many worlds bumping into one another, calling it the 'many interacting worlds' approach. On its own, each world is ruled by classical Newtonian physics. But together, the interacting motion of these worlds gives rise to phenomena that physicists typically ascribe to the quantum world.
(Excerpt) Read more at nature.com ...
So is there a parallel world in which I understand this stuff?
There’s a parallel world in which you came up with this stuff!
Pastor, I’ve read that these “parallel” worlds only exist on a sub-atomic scale, that they “fold” in on each other after short periods of time ... the theorists are saying these things, only God knows the reality ...
Doesn't matter, neither does the author.
Excuse me a moment while I feed the cat ....
(or bury it ;)
Good one, Dr. Schrödinger.
Matter is energy.
Angels live there...
Wow. Just about as far away from Occam's razor as you could possibly get. And by the way, the 41 worlds always just happen to be colliding at the right angle and right time whenever we run the double-slit? Because the results are always the same.
“Ive read that these parallel worlds only exist on a sub-atomic scale, that they fold in on each other after short periods of time ...”
Oh, like the FR server. :)
The Many Worlds Interpretation has been around for many years. At least in this world :-)
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