If you remember the mysterious character from „Alice in Wonderland” – the Cheshire Cat – you will be familiar with the paradoxes of quantum mechanics. The protagonist’s smile remained in one place, even if he himself disappeared and appeared in another. An example closer to science? In quantum physics, one particle can move clockwise, while another one moves counter-clockwise. How is this possible?
Paweł Gora, a PhD student at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw and the President of the Quantum AI Foundation, talks about the relationships and paradoxes associated with quantum mechanics and quantum computers, answering Dr. Justyna Pokojska’s questions about:
- assumptions of quantum mechanics,
- the possibility of bilocation, taking into account quantum mechanics,
- ways in which science deals with the unknown,
- applications of phenomena and laws of quantum mechanics,
- the near future application of the many worlds concept,
- the fourth dimension and the appearances of the theory of the absolute passage of time,
- the purpose for which it is worth learning quantum mechanics,
- the use of quantum mechanics to fight COVID-19,
- the use of quantum mechanics in research conducted at UW,
- problems associated with the use of quantum computers in science,
- activities of the Quantum AI Foundation aimed at young enthusiasts of quantum mechanics.
You can submit papers popularising quantum mechanics on the Quantum AI Foundation website.