The QuantumLeaks Foundation serves research and science by promoting and recognising structural interpretation of quantum entanglement.
The QuantumLeaks Foundation only publishes authorised information.
The foundation's vision is to enlighten the phenomenon of quantum entanglement in collaboration with two scientific giants, the Max Planck Society and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The foundation promotes research and science pursuant to § 52 of the German Tax Code. The purpose of the foundation in accordance with § 2 No. 1 is specifically realized by promoting excellent projects of the Max Planck Society and / or the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:
- Explicitly to promote and appreciate the structural interpretation of quantum entanglement
- By supporting young researchers and investigators, e.g. by awarding prizes or scholarships, or
- To address quantum physics/ mechanics in schools in coordination with the Werner Heisenberg Foundation as needed.
Challenge & Participation
We use quantum entanglement for quantum cryptography, quantum computing, teleportation or for specific experiments on entanglement. With photons (from lasers), electrons and increasingly higher entities. Like gravity, the functionality of quantum entanglement is not understood yet.
There are three kinds of participants addressed equally and worldwide. Invited to share their unique interpretation of quantum entanglement are:
- Scientists under contract with the Max Planck Society
- Scientists under contract with the Humboldt Foundation
- Young people before entering university or any higher acadamic formation.
The award journey will start in 2024 with an annual call for submissions from May till July. Updates to follow via the Max Planck Society, Humboldt Foundation, X, Insta or In. The whole process will be conducted remotely to minimize energy, time and funding. The participants should have the possibility to be at their places of choice, without the need to travel or accomodate. No boring celebration agenda, no death by Powerpoint.
The prizes are funded by an established trust. The foundation is meant to give something back to the scientific community who inspired the founder during his time at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. Thus it was obvious to him to establish a non-profit science trust foundation in June 2023, jointly with the Max Planck Foundation. The collaboration also involves the Humboldt Foundation with respect to funding and submission evaluation.
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Taken partly from the delightful book "Dance of the Photons" by Anton Zeilinger marked with quotes. Science and humor are not contradictions, sometimes violating Bell's inequality. Key formulas be added over time if necessary.
"A mathematical expression derived by John Bell. It expresses the fact that correlations between two classical systems are limited in strength. Quantum mechanical measurements on entangled states are able to violate Bell’s inequality."
"The concept that the polarizations of two photons can be entangled in four different ways with each other. These are the four maximally entangled Bell states."
"An experiment where light, or any other particle, passes a diaphragm with two slit openings. The resulting particle distribution pattern on an observation screen depends on which kind of information exists about the path taken by the particles." Feynman: We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of quantum mechanics. In reality, it contains the only mystery [Fey62].
"The concept in quantum physics that two or more particles can be connected in a much stronger way with each other than in classical physics. Measurement on one can instantly, over an arbitrary distance, influence the quantum state of the other one. Albert Einstein called entanglement 'spooky'."
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
"The idea that quantum particles cannot be at a well-defined position and have a well-defined momentum (that is, speed) at the same time. If one is more certain, the other becomes more uncertain."
Hawking describing the Carter-Penrose diagram: There is another asymptotically flat region on the left that seems to correspond to another universe that is connected to ours only through a wormhole. However, as we shall see, it is connected to our region through imaginary time [Haw94].
"A particle is well localized in a single position and moves along a well-defined trajectory through space."
Photons have each a definite energy and momentum, depending on the frequency of the light. A fraction of a photon is never observed [Dir30].
"Initially, each atomic or subatomic particle. Today, every system that shows quantum behavior such as superposition and entanglement."
"The feature that two or more observables of a quantum system—for example, the path taken by a particle in a double-slit experiment and the interference pattern—cannot be well-defined at the same time."
"As opposed to classical mechanics, the realm of physics that describes, originally, very small particles, but now, increasingly, larger objects. It is governed by notions like quantum uncertainty and entanglement." Feynman: “Quantum mechanics” is the description of the behavior of matter and light in all its details and, in particular, of the happenings on an atomic scale. Things on a very small scale behave like nothing that you have any direct experience about. They do not behave like waves, they do not behave like particles, they do not behave like clouds, or billiard balls, or weights on springs, or like anything that you have ever seen [Fey62].
"The viewpoint of most physicists is that the violation of Bell’s inequality shows us that quantum mechanics is nonlocal. This nonlocality is exactly what Albert Einstein called 'spooky'; it seems eerie that the act of measuring one particle could instantly influence the other one."
"The feature that a quantum system can be in two states at the same time, for example, two different spin states."
"The transfer of a quantum state -that is, certain properties of a system- over to another system, which may be in principle arbitrarily far away. Quantum teleportation uses entanglement as the means of transmitting that information."
Form of the physical reality (Form der körperlichen Wirklichkeit) [Wey19].
There is no need to introduce the idea of an ether, whose presence anyway cannot be detected, as the Michelson–Morley experiment showed. The theory of relativity does, however, force us to change fundamentally our ideas of space and time. We must accept that time is not completely separate from and independent of space, but is combined with it to form an object called spacetime [Haw94].
Form of stream of consciousness (Form des Bewußtseinstromes) [Wey19].
Thesis / Antitheses
For discussion: The collapse of space [thus time] is a necessary criterion for quantum nonlocality and entanglement.
Scientific statements on quantum entanglement to be published from 2024 on.
A sequence of artificial intelligence (AI) pitches in the virtual lab is shown to illustrate light/laser paths along the impossible. Such as light routes within a transparent Penrose triangle or Escher-like experimental arrangements to inspire novel routes for interpretations. Potential risks of AI can be offset by chances for the science community to proceed untangling knots.