Monday, 6 June 2016

Schrodinger's Cat Arrives?

The quantum absurdity that leads to the notion of Schrodinger's cat — in which a cat can exist in two states simultaneously — could finally be tested in an object visible to the naked eye, a new study demonstrates.
Scientists have created a pendulum-like membrane that is so perfectly isolated from friction and heat "that it would just keep going for 10 years with a single push," said study co-author Simon Gröblacher, a physicist at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. "If you create a quantum state in this object, it will not go away."

No event on earth can take place without the cosmic energies allowing it. The experiment described in the news being conducted at Delft is occurring during a period when we are going through a Saturn-Neptune square. In fact the third and last of the exact squares on September 10 will straddle the horizon axis exactly at Delft.

One of the great contributions of astrology is its ability to wed symbolism to the various dichotomies of the individual and collective psyche. Of all the contradictory and clashing symbols of astrology, the pairing of Saturn and Neptune suggests  life’s great paradox. Neptune concerns the possibilities inherent in the imagination, transcendent, and otherworldly.  Saturn represents  the concrete and tangible choice that must be made from the sea of possibilities that Neptune represents.

In quantum mechanics, the Schrödinger equation (or the wave function) contains all the future possibilities of a physical system. A wave function collapse is then a phenomenon in which a wave function—initially in a superposition of several possibilities—appears to reduce to a single event after interaction with an observer. This implies that nature is fundamentally stochastic, i.e. non-deterministic.

Hugh Everett, in 1957 put it differently. He simply said that the Schroedinger equation does not collapse. All the possibilities contained in the wave function occur but in different universes (of consciousness?) From this came the interpretation called “The Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics”.  Everett’s  idea  was that different universes can very quickly branch apart, so that there is very little relationship between them after a tiny fraction of a second.

In our blog site regular readers will have seen several examples of how the same planetary configurations amidst the same stars gives rise to several possibilities taking place all over the world. What makes the difference? It is really dependent on human free-will. The interaction of the observer with the “wave function” of star images so to speak is what gives rise to an event.

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