100 000 gamers and physicists proved that Einstein was wrong

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100 000 gamers and physicists proved that Einstein was wrong

Any theory, no matter how clear and generally accepted it may be, always requires verification. Even if its author was widely known albert Einstein. According to the editors of the journal Nature, recently an international group of scientists has carried out a validation of the great scientist about quantum entanglement of particles. Moreover, thanks to the specially created computer game, Einstein's statement has been questioned.

The bottom line is this: between quantum and classical mechanics has fundamental differences. According to the ideas of classical mechanics, the deleted objects can instantly influence each other. But in the framework of quantum mechanics this is possible, and the properties of quantum particles can be entangled, i.e. connected. If the state of a single particle in such a system changes, and automatically changes the state of all particles associated with it. Even if they are located at a great distance from her. However, albert Einstein did not agree with this conclusion. Indeed, in this case "signal" about the state change of a quantum particle can be greater than the speed of light. The famous physicist, called this behavior "spooky action at a distance", referring to the fact that particles are "hidden parameters", which give them a certain algorithm change properties.

To find out where is the truth, the creators of the work decided to use a random number, the occurrence of which cannot be predicted. Was organized large-scale event, The BIG Bell Test. The scientists asked the 100-strong online audience to randomly choose 0 or 1 in a special gaming mobile app. These data included more than 97 million bits. And they were used in 13 different laboratories around the world to test the bell theorem.

In simplified form, the essence of bell's theorem says that the elementary particles it is possible to carry out the experiment, statistical results which will confirm or disprove the presence of those "hidden parameters". It turned out that in all cases the principle of local realism was violated and the state change of one of the entangled particles do affect the state associated with it. This may mean that quantum physics is not based on any "hidden parameters" and "spooky action at a distance" referred to by albert Einstein. The organizer of the project, Morgan Mitchell stated that this dispute is still «unsolved and partly philosophical».

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