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Quantum Machine Appears to Defy Universe's Push for Disorder (quantamagazine.org)
2 points by nickpsecurity to science news 547 days ago | 1 comment



One thing that descriptions of quantum physics made me wonder about was how it was so random and probabilistic vs the classical, orderly universe that emerged from it. There's something that makes it end up orderly. I don't do quantum physics. So, I have no clue if they figured that out in any intuitive way. I did like this:

"While hanging out along this trajectory, the particle’s wave constructively interferes with itself — crests add to crests and troughs add to troughs. As a result, the particle is most likely to reside somewhere along this path. On a graph, the particle’s probability distribution resembles fuzzier versions of those classical periodic trajectories. "

Last sentence being key. They even had a nice, classical metaphor for one of the quantum observations. Might be closer to seeing how the chaotic becomes orderly. Given complexity theory research, I think that will have broader implications than just quantum computation.

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