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March 22, 2010

Up a creek without a…

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1269302363 ) Play

The people in (1) were in the news recently for (2). What’s the deal?

Cracked by googboog , Logik , MadGenius , Rogi , shenoyvarun86 and byslexia

Answer:

Andrew Cleland, Aaron O’Connell and John Martinis (1). This UCSB team took a tiny (yet visible to naked eye) metal paddle (2) into a quantum state, where it was BOTH moving AND still at the same time depending on when it was observed. I don’t understand it, but they apparently did it.


6 Responses to “Up a creek without a…”

  1. Andrew Cleland, Aaron O’Connell and John Martinis

    The team placed a tiny metal paddle (second pic) into a quantum state, so it was moving and still at the same time depending on when it was observed


  2. Logik
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    Quantum state in the largest object so far. They created it using some piezoelectric funda.

    Professor Cleland and his team. University of California, Santa Barbara.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci/tech/8570836.stm


  3. Andrew Cleland, Aaron O’Connell, and John Martinis showed that quantum mechanics works at a macro-level too.

    They put the paddle seen in pic 2 into a mixed quantum state of moving & not-moving at the same time.

    (if that makes any sense!)


  4. Rogi
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    They supposedly were able to simultaneously move and not move an object large enough to be seen by the human eye. It should be noted that they didn’t actually see this happening. So the cat could still be both alive and dead at the same time.


  5. shenoyvarun86
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    Andrew Cleland, Aaron O’Connell and John Martinis.
    In two places at once:The team placed a tiny metal paddle (enlarged in pic 2) into a quantum state, so it was moving and still at the same time depending on when it was observed

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sci.....z0jBJmIZo9


  6. byslexia

    These guys showed that even large-scale objects can exist in Quantum states.
    B. Quantum drum/paddle.


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