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    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.

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  • Loopholes in quantum entanglement?

    Posted by Qrystal on May 6, 2009 at 12:32.
    Category: Life. Tags: entanglement, thesis.

    We have been told that experiments agree with all the predictions of quantum theory, including those that involve the impossible – the Bell test experiments, that are supposed to show totally incomprehensible effects of separated particles on each other.

    Caroline Thompson

    In working on my thesis, I realized I wanted to be sure that my mathematical model was modelling reality, and so I sought experiments that clearly showed what seemed to be generally assumed: that quantum entanglement is preserved when the individual parts are measured.

    Not only have I not found such experiments (yet?) but I’ve found studies that show that nonlocality and entanglement may be the result of misleading interpretations of ignored loopholes! I know I have to be careful of what I read on the internet, but this Caroline Thompson seems to have such well-thought-out observations, I really want to investigate her work more thoroughly.

    Or maybe I just need to finish my mathematical model of something that may or may not be a true depiction of any aspect of reality after all. On the other hand, maybe my work will bring out some geometrical interpretation that will result in something so clearly testable, it will undeniably prove or disprove what Caroline dedicated her life to revealing.

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