Quantum Entanglement Creates New State of Matter
 

Half a million ultracold atoms were linked together in the first-ever “macroscopic spin singlet” state.  The atoms were connected via “entanglement,” which means an action performed on one atom will reverberate on any atom entangled with it, even if the particles are far apart. The huge cloud of entangled atoms is the first “macroscopic spin singlet,” a new state of matter that was predicted but never before realized.
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Image: Atoms’ spins (shown here as black arrows) were connected through quantum entanglement (ribbons), so that if one atom’s spin was altered, the spin of its entangled partner would also change.
Credit: ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences

Quantum Entanglement Creates New State of Matter

 

Half a million ultracold atoms were linked together in the first-ever “macroscopic spin singlet” state.  The atoms were connected via “entanglement,” which means an action performed on one atom will reverberate on any atom entangled with it, even if the particles are far apart. The huge cloud of entangled atoms is the first “macroscopic spin singlet,” a new state of matter that was predicted but never before realized.

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Image: Atoms’ spins (shown here as black arrows) were connected through quantum entanglement (ribbons), so that if one atom’s spin was altered, the spin of its entangled partner would also change.

Credit: ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences
It Took a Pair of Top Supercomputers Three Months to Simulate the Universe
 

To make it happen, the researchers took over Germany’s SuperMUC, the 10th fastest supercomputer in the world, and Curie, the 20th fastest supercomputer in the world, for three months straight. It took 8,000 processors running in parallel to complete the work, for a combined total of 16 million CPU hours.
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 Image: Curie. Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe.

It Took a Pair of Top Supercomputers Three Months to Simulate the Universe

 

To make it happen, the researchers took over Germany’s SuperMUC, the 10th fastest supercomputer in the world, and Curie, the 20th fastest supercomputer in the world, for three months straight. It took 8,000 processors running in parallel to complete the work, for a combined total of 16 million CPU hours.

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 Image: Curie. Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe.

A new quantum logic: Inversion group of the cube

 

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This is an important topic which involves the permutation group of the inversions of the vertices of the cube. This is not so much complicated as it is involved. Several posts will be aimed at introduction and development of the basics of the subject. This is fundamental material which is prerequisite for understanding the structure of the 6-dimensional mandalic cube and how its parts interact in the whole functionally.

This subject is similar to the rotation group of the cube but involves inversions or reflections through a point rather than rotations. The trigram vertices of the cube are multiples having split personalities. This is the case because, as has been stated many times before, the eight points which they specify and distinguish are fictions which result from intersections of various different dimensions. The inversions they engage in can therefore take place in a finite number of different ways, all of which must be taken into account in any consideration of the cube that aspires to a complete description and full understanding.(1)

We have already met the list of characters. The eight trigrams can be compared not so much to characters in a book, film or play as to the actors playing those characters. As sometimes occurs in theatrical works the actors here can play multiple roles. They must be conceived as having more than a single potential in terms of alternate character development, a requirement which issues from the fact that the lines and planes that intersect to form the unique vertex points do so functionally in such a manner that there are multiple ways the whole can be constituted from the parts and the parts from the whole.(2) We will look at all the inversion transforms of a cube that map it to itself.

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Image: Cubic crystal system, modified to demonstrate positioning of trigrams and Cartesian triads. Generalic, Eni. “Cubic crystal system.” Croatian-English Chemistry Dictionary & Glossary. 31 July 2014. KTF-Split.19 Aug. 2014. <http://glossary.periodni.com>.

 

(1) This should call to mind the effects of measurement on quantum systems. In the quantum world objects seem to exist natively in a state of totipotentiality. Until measured they exist in many places at the same time. Only when measured do they appear to us to have a definite location. The Copenhagen interpretation asserts that quantum mechanics rather than describing an objective reality deals only with probabilities of observing, or measuring, various aspects of energy quanta.

The act of measurement causes the set of probabilities to immediately and randomly assume only one of the possible values. This feature of mathematics is known as wavefunction collapse. The essential concepts of the interpretation were devised by Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg and others in the years 1924–27. [Wikipedia]

Mandalic geometry holds an alternative view. It professes that the set of probabilities described by the Schrödinger equation and quantum mechanics does in fact refer to an objective reality, one having a logic of higher dimension and which coordinates space and time together though not in quite the manner Einstein envisaged. Within this higher logical patterning multiple outcomes are always possible and these we interpret as probabilities. Measurement does not collapse the wave function of the system but simply allows us to see some particular aspect of it uniquely as it happens to exist at a given moment in space and time. It asserts also that were we able to revisit that precise moment in space and time and reproduce all the conditions and the measurement made exactly as before, the result could well be other than what was found initially. Philosophically speaking, mandalic geometry adheres to a combined belief in both free will and determinism, but understood at a different dimensional level of geometrical reality than we generally interpret things.

(2) This hints at the pluripotentiality of subatomic particles which can take alternate forms and interact in various different manners depending upon context and with what specifically the interaction occurs. The same came be said about the chemical elements and other chemical entities in chemical reactions. Context is always of importance in determination of outcome. On the printed page this actuality is too often lost either in the confusion of breadth or in the overly narrow focus employed.

 © 2014 Martin Hauser

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Read Richard Feynman’s physics lectures online for free now! Complete with diagrams.

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Nanotech Cools Electrons Without External SourcesA team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The process involves passing electrons through a quantum well to cool them and keep them from heating. The team details their research in a paper in Nature Communications.“We are the first to effectively cool electrons at room temperature. Researchers have done electron cooling before, but only when the entire device is immersed into an extremely cold cooling bath,” said Seong Jin Koh, an associate professor at UT Arlington in the Materials Science &amp; Engineering Department, who has led the research. “Obtaining cold electrons at room temperature has enormous technical benefits. For example, the requirement of using liquid helium or liquid nitrogen for cooling electrons in various electron systems can be lifted.”Read more&#187;

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Nanotech Cools Electrons Without External Sources

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The process involves passing electrons through a quantum well to cool them and keep them from heating. The team details their research in a paper in Nature Communications.

“We are the first to effectively cool electrons at room temperature. Researchers have done electron cooling before, but only when the entire device is immersed into an extremely cold cooling bath,” said Seong Jin Koh, an associate professor at UT Arlington in the Materials Science & Engineering Department, who has led the research. “Obtaining cold electrons at room temperature has enormous technical benefits. For example, the requirement of using liquid helium or liquid nitrogen for cooling electrons in various electron systems can be lifted.”

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A new quantum logic: Back to square one

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A mystery now confronts us. Have we uncovered an unexpected broken symmetry hidden in the multiplication operations of trigram patterns? In an attempt to answer this question we are going to use an indirect approach and revisit some basic themes. These themes include: the definition of multiplication; dimensional numbers and multiplication; magnitude, scalars and scaling; direction, vectors and sign; commutability; inversion and reflection; and the all-too-often-present conflation.(1) We can anticipate that it will take several posts at minimum to carry out this investigation.

My suspicion is that the culprit here is conflation and that what we have uncovered is not truly a broken symmetry but rather a clandestine error of conceptualization. The origin of our difficulties lies in the way we have been psychologically conditioned to view multiplication by that ubiquitous villain, conflation. Let’s see if we can unravel this labyrinthine deception.

To begin we need to go back to the fundamental polarity which defines two directions of a single dimension. Positive and negative lie at the root of our difficulties. Are we to view these two as asymmetric or symmetric? This is the basic question we must answer before addressing any of the other issues which grow out of this confusion. From a purely geometric perspective the two are symmetric. It is only when we attach names and numbers to the poles that they begin to appear asymmetric. This is a trick of algebra and language. It is, I think, a fallacy of mind.(2)

And convention is undeniably an accessory to the fact. We ourselves choose names and other special distinguishing characteristics with which we label the directions and poles. Convention is humanly determined though nature has its own arbitrarily determined preferences as well.(3)

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Image: Three classes of levers. By Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  

(1) A seeming hodgepodge but all significantly related to one another.

(2) Even the ancients had no difficulty balancing weights and objects about a fulcrum. They were masters of intuitive geometry and the building arts. Also one of the reasons the rationalists of the Age of Enlightenment had so much difficulty in accepting negative numbers may have been that their geometry seemed not require them despite the fact that their algebra clearly demanded them. Better the devil you know and all that.

(3) Consider, for example, its preference for the L-form over the D-form of amino acids in metabolism.

 © 2014 Martin Hauser

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an Almost perpetual motion machine.
Perpetual motion is motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy. meaning a system in perpetual motion will never stop going, so efficiency is 100% or more - meaning either no energy is ever lost in the system or a surplus “free” energy is generated.
this is theoretically impossible as it violates the first law of thermodynamics (that is the law of conservation of energy that states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed). however, the above set up is one of the closest ever gotten to perpetual energy with an efficiency of 80-99%, an internal combustion engine in a car has around 30% for comparison.
at up to 99%, the rolling ball can continue rolling for years on its own, but will at some point stop. only at 100% efficiency is it perpetual which is not theoretically possible.
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clazzjassicalrockhop:

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

an Almost perpetual motion machine.

Perpetual motion is motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy. meaning a system in perpetual motion will never stop going, so efficiency is 100% or more - meaning either no energy is ever lost in the system or a surplus “free” energy is generated.

this is theoretically impossible as it violates the first law of thermodynamics (that is the law of conservation of energy that states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed). however, the above set up is one of the closest ever gotten to perpetual energy with an efficiency of 80-99%, an internal combustion engine in a car has around 30% for comparison.

at up to 99%, the rolling ball can continue rolling for years on its own, but will at some point stop. only at 100% efficiency is it perpetual which is not theoretically possible.

video link

All hail the “almost” perpetual machine !

ralphewig:

Quantum Cryptography - the arms race for unbreakable encryption is heating up; especially in the light of recent events, the desire to communicate information across vast distances without non intended participants is growing for organizations and individuals alike. A previously secret experiment in quantum cryptographic satellite transmissions is discussed in an interesting roundup of the field in a recent article on IEEE.

Last Monday, MIT Technology Review’s arXiv Blog reports, Jian-Wei Pan and a team from the University of Science and Technology of China, in Shanghai, revealed the results of an experiment in which they successfully sent single photons on a round trip to an orbiting satellite, then detected those same photons back on Earth. The scheme proves that a satellite can beam single photons back to our planet even while it’s in orbit, a necessity for quantum communications.
But the strangest detail of the announcement had to do with the satellite the group chose in the first place. They claim to have used CHAMP, a German satellite that was deorbited in 2010—meaning the team has purposely elected not to publicize the outcome of the experiment for at least three years. But keeping the news under wraps might make perfect sense, given the group’s imminent goal—revealed in the last few details of their paper—to launch the first Chinese quantum science experiment into space. The spacecraft, called the Chinese Quantum Science Satellite, will launch by 2016 if all goes according to plan.


Posted initially on Friday, June 28&#160;2013.

ralphewig:

Quantum Cryptography - the arms race for unbreakable encryption is heating up; especially in the light of recent events, the desire to communicate information across vast distances without non intended participants is growing for organizations and individuals alike. A previously secret experiment in quantum cryptographic satellite transmissions is discussed in an interesting roundup of the field in a recent article on IEEE.

Last Monday, MIT Technology Review’s arXiv Blog reports, Jian-Wei Pan and a team from the University of Science and Technology of China, in Shanghai, revealed the results of an experiment in which they successfully sent single photons on a round trip to an orbiting satellite, then detected those same photons back on Earth. The scheme proves that a satellite can beam single photons back to our planet even while it’s in orbit, a necessity for quantum communications.

But the strangest detail of the announcement had to do with the satellite the group chose in the first place. They claim to have used CHAMP, a German satellite that was deorbited in 2010—meaning the team has purposely elected not to publicize the outcome of the experiment for at least three years. But keeping the news under wraps might make perfect sense, given the group’s imminent goal—revealed in the last few details of their paper—to launch the first Chinese quantum science experiment into space. The spacecraft, called the Chinese Quantum Science Satellite, will launch by 2016 if all goes according to plan.

Posted initially on Friday, June 28 2013.

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