Test of wave function collapse suggests gravity is not the answer

A team of researchers from Germany, Italy and Hungary has tested a theory that suggests gravity is the force behind quantum collapse and has found no evidence to support it. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the researchers describe underground experiments they conducted to test the impact of gravity on wave functions and what their work showed them. Myungshik Kim, with Imperial College London has published a News & Views piece in the same issue, outlining the work by the team and the implications of their results.

Quantum physics suggests that the state of an object depends on its properties and the way it is measured by an observer; the thought experiment involving Schrödinger’s cat is perhaps the most famous example. But the theory is not universally accepted—physicists have wrangled for many years over the notion, with some arguing that it seems a bit too anthropocentric to be real. Behind the theory is the concept of waveform collapse, by which the observation of a particle, as an example, makes it collapse. To help make sense of the idea, some physicists have suggested that the force behind waveform collapse is not a person taking a look at a particle, but gravity. They suggest that gravitational fields exist outside of quantum theory and resist being forced into awkward combinations such as superpositions. A gravitational fieldforced to do so soon collapses, taking the particle with it. In this new effort, the researchers devised an experiment to test this theory in a physical sense.

The experiment consisted of building a small crystal detector made from germanium and using it to detect gamma and X-ray emissions from protons in the nuclei of the germanium. But before running the experiment, they wrapped the detector in lead and dropped it into a facility 1.4 kilometers below ground level at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy to prevent as much extraneous radiation from reaching the sensor as possible. After two months of testing, the team recorded far fewer photon hits than theory would suggest—indicating that the particles were not collapsing due to gravity, as theory had suggested.

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Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries

In one of the University of Sheffield’s physics labs, a few hundred photosynthetic bacteria were nestled between two mirrors positioned less than a micrometer apart. Physicist David Coles and his colleagues were zapping the microbe-filled cavity with white light, which bounced around the cells in a way the team could tune by adjusting the distance between the mirrors. According to results published in 2017, this intricate setup caused photons of light to physically interact with the photosynthetic machinery in a handful of those cells, in a way the team could modify by tweaking the experimental setup.1

That the researchers could control a cell’s interaction with light like this was an achievement in itself. But a more surprising interpretation of the findings came the following year. When Coles and several collaborators reanalyzed the data, they found evidence that the nature of the interaction between the bacteria and the photons of light was much weirder than the original analysis had suggested. “It seemed an inescapable conclusion to us that indirectly what [we were] really witnessing was quantum entanglement,” says University of Oxford physicist Vlatko Vedral, a coauthor on both papers.

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The ‘X17’ particle: Scientists may have discovered the fifth force of nature

A new paper suggests that the mysterious X17 subatomic particle is indicative of a fifth force of nature.

Physicists have long known of four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, and the weak nuclear force. 

Now, they might have evidence of a fifth force. 

The discovery of a fifth force of nature could help explain the mystery of dark matter, which is proposed to make up around 85 percent of the universe’s mass. It could also pave the way for a unified fifth force theory, one that joins together electromagnetic, strong and weak nuclear forces as «manifestations of one grander, more fundamental force,» as theoretical physicist Jonathan Feng put it in 2016.

The new findings build upon a study published in 2016 that offered the first hint of a fifth force.

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The Sufi affirms that he perceives the reality beyond outward form, in contrast to those who merely fix upon form. Form is useful, but it is secondary. As the great Sufi exponent Ibn al Arabi puts it, in his Interpreter of Desires:My heart has become able to take on any formA grazing ground for gazelles, a [Christian] monastery of monks An idol-house [of the pagans], the [Islamic] pilgrim’s Mecca mosqueThe tablets of the [Jewish] Torah and the Qur’an’s pages I follow the faith of Love: wherever its riding-mounts face, that is my religion and my faith.This passage illustrates, quite dramatically, that the mystic has a religion and a faith totally different from that professed by those wedded to externals, externals which, to the ignorant, are the religion.

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The Sufi affirms that he perceives the reality beyond outward form

En primer lugar, dado que estamos hablando de la naturaleza del conocimiento Sufi: ser un Sufi es tener experiencia. Un maestro Sufi (no todos los Sufis son maestros) es uno que ha “ido más allá” de los límites ordinarios y se ha vuelto consciente de una realidad que le permite ver la condición general y específica de la humanidad además de otras cuestiones relacionadas a esta dimensión mayor. A esto podríamos representarlo aproximadamente como si fuera el equivalente a mirar algo desde el piso y ser capaz de volar o planear sobre eso. Esta re-percepción del mundo le permite al maestro guiar a otros hacia donde él ‘está’. Es por ello que se ha dicho que no sólo conoce las respuestas a las preguntas sino que además sabe cuáles son las verdaderas preguntas. Debido a que también es humano (‘En el mundo pero no DE él’), puede entender las barreras a la percepción que existen ocasionalmente, y en un cierto fluir, en la mente de otros. Por ende las palabras: ‘Es el Guía hacia la Vía quien, habiendo estado antes allí, puede conducir a su estudiante hacia la meta’.

Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study

conocimiento Sufi:

This world is like a mountain. Your echo depends on you. If you scream good things, the world will give it back. If you scream bad things, the world will give it back. Even if someone says badly about you, speak well about him. Change your heart to change the world. ~

Shams Tabrizi

This world is like a mountain.

Simon El’evich Shnol is a biophysicist

Simon El’evich Shnol is a biophysicist, and a historian of Soviet science.

He is a professor at Physics Department of Moscow State University and a member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. His fields of interest are the oscillatory processes in biology, the theory of evolution, chronobiology, and the history of science. He has mentored many successful scientists, including Anatoly Zhabotinsky.One of the famous provisions of ibn-i arab. Shnol notices this in his experiments in the lab. Every moment of life is different and has a personality of itself, God is creating a brand new moment from the time to time.

El Sufi afirma que percibe la realidad más allá de la forma externa, en contraste con aquellos que meramente se fijan en la forma. La forma es útil, pero es secundaria. Tal como lo expresa el gran exponente Sufi Ibn al Arabi, en su Intérprete de los deseos:Mi corazón se ha vuelto capaz de asumir cualquier forma:Una pradera para las gacelas, un monasterio (cristiano) de monjesUna casa de ídolos (de los paganos), la mezquita de La Meca del peregrino (islámico)Las tablas de la Torá (judía) y las páginas del CoránSigo la Fe del Amor; adondequiera que apunte su montura, esa es mi religión y fe.Este pasaje ilustra, muy notablemente, que el místico tiene una religión y fe totalmente diferente a aquella profesada por quienes están aferrados a las apariencias; apariencias que, para el ignorante, son la religión.

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El Sufi afirma que percibe la realidad más allá de la forma externa

‘Ichigo-Ichie’, haz de cada instante algo único

Descubrimos el arte japonés de compartir momentos inolvidables en el libro ‘Ichigo Ichie. Haz de cada instante algo único’

Lo que va a suceder aquí no se repetirá nunca más. ¿Lo habías pensado alguna vez? ¿Habías tenido en cuenta que cada momento es irrepetible, por aburrido o maravilloso que sea? En la cultura tradicional japonesa lo llaman Ichigo-Ichie, un encuentro, una oportunidad

Y aunque sea una metáfora de vida, el término se creó en la ceremonia del té, donde el maestro pedía a los participantes su máxima y plena atención.Una ceremonia donde se cultivan los cinco sentidos: cómo sabe el té, cuál es su aroma, cómo son los utensilios y admirar su belleza, tocarlos y sentir cada sorbo como algo especial y aprender a escuchar todo lo que les rodea en esa ceremonia; que suele realizarse en casas en mitad del bosque.

Puedes imaginar entonces, el sonido de los árboles, de los pájaros cantando y del chorro de agua que cae en una de las cuidadas tazas de cerámica japonesas. Eso es Ichigo-Ichie.

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