Researchers Design New Experiments to Map and Test the Mysterious Quantum Realm

“We know the underlying laws that govern everything,” said Ni. “But because almost everything on Earth is made of at least three or more atoms, those laws quickly become far too complex to solve.” by Harvard University A heart surgeon doesn’t need to grasp quantum mechanics to perform successful operations. Even chemists don’t always need to know these fundamental principles … Continue reading

Weirdest Quantum Physics Idea Catching On: Endless Worlds with Countless Versions of You

Ever wonder what would have happened if you’d taken up the “Hey, let’s get coffee” offer from that cool classmate you once had? If you believe some of today’s top physicists, such questions are more than idle what-ifs. Maybe a version of you in another world did go on that date, and is now celebrating your 10th wedding anniversary. The … Continue reading

Particles of Light Were Sent into the Past, Proving Time Travel is Possible

Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles travelling through time. They showed that one photon can pass through a wormhole and then interact with its older self. Their findings were published in Nature Communications. The source of this time travel conundrum comes from what are called “closed time-like curves” … Continue reading

Scientist on the Brink of Discovering What Makes up Reality and Space-Time

Since Albert Einstein established his General Theory of Relativity 100 years ago, scientists have been at odds as to how it merges with quantum mechanics – all of the fundamental particles, including the ones that have yet to be discovered and three of the four interactions: electromagnetism, and the weak and strong nuclear forces. The fourth interaction, gravity, which falls … Continue reading

The Universe Could Just Disappear Without Warning – Throwing Out All Physics as We Know it

Do you enjoy a good scare? Here’s something to think about – physicists have proposed that the Universe could have a ‘self destruct’ mechanism, whereby everything in existence could disappear forever at any time, without warning. Yep, as the video by Kurzgesagt (at the bottom of this article) explains, if this self-destruct button turns out to be a real thing, … Continue reading