Friday, October 10, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Photograph what you have not seen...


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-10-10]: Schrodinger's cat is the poster child for quantum weirdness. Now it has been immortalized in a portrait created by one of the theory's strangest consequences: quantum entanglement. These images were generated using a cat stencil and entangled photons. The really spooky part is that the photons used to generate the image never interacted with the stencil, while the photons that illuminated the stencil were never seen by the camera.

To do it, the researchers created yellow and red pairs of entangled photons. The yellow photons were fired at the cat stencil, while the red photons were sent to the camera. Thanks to their entanglement, the red photons formed the image of the cat because of the quantum link to their yellow twins.[1]

Everything is there. In front of you.
And you can see them without seeing them.
Close your eyes.

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