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Wave Particle Duality = Uncertainty

Postby MSimon » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:44 am

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141219085153.htm

Wave-particle duality and uncertainty have been fundamental concepts in quantum physics since the early 1900s. "We were guided by a gut feeling, and only a gut feeling, that there should be a connection," says Coles, who is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Canada.

It's possible to write equations that capture how much can be learned about pairs of properties that are affected by the uncertainty principle. Coles, Kaniewski and Wehner are experts in a form of such equations known as 'entropic uncertainty relations', and they discovered that all the maths previously used to describe wave-particle duality could be reformulated in terms of these relations.

"It was like we had discovered the 'Rosetta Stone' that connected two different languages," says Coles. "The literature on wave-particle duality was like hieroglyphics that we could now translate into our native tongue. We had several eureka moments when we finally understood what people had done," he says.

Because the entropic uncertainty relations used in their translation have also been used in proving the security of quantum cryptography -- schemes for secure communication using quantum particles -- the researchers suggest the work could help inspire new cryptography protocols.
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Re: Wave Particle Duality = Uncertainty

Postby choff » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:25 am

If true, then the question is, what are those fluid like undulations in space and time that form a pilot wave? Before, it took planetary sized objects to bend space, now we're seeing it disturbed by particles. That would mean we could create devices operating at currently attained power levels that manipulate space-time. If done coherently, like with a laser, maybe we could create worm holes and warp drives.
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Re: Wave Particle Duality = Uncertainty

Postby kunkmiester » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:53 pm

I had the thought of an alien race that has a model much closer to aether theory. It was mostly potato/potahto, since the basic equations couldn't really come out different, and to make them a little stranger.

Sometimes something comes up that makes me wonder if I shouldn't take it more seriously. Aether is all about the waves, and stuff like this that's less duality favors such an interpretation.
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Re: Wave Particle Duality = Uncertainty

Postby choff » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:18 pm

Perhaps a magnetic or electrostatic field is the equivalent to a coherent beam acting upon the space time pilot wave?
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Re: Wave Particle Duality = Uncertainty

Postby choff » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:44 am

If there is a pilot wave to space/time, it would have an associated frequency/frequencies. We could create things like time machines and disintegrator ray gun's by tuning in and either amplifying or attenuating the rhythm of the ether.
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