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Dec 11, 2020

In a Mind-Bending New Paper, Physicists Give Schrodinger’s Cat a Cheshire Grin

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“I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice. “But a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”

It’s an experience eminent physicist Yakir Aharonov can relate to. Together with fellow Israeli physicist Daniel Rohrlich, he’s shown theoretically how a particle might show its face in a corner of an experiment without needing its body anywhere in sight.

To be more precise, their analysis argues information could be transferred between two points without an exchange of particles.

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