Re: Tipler disputes quantum nonlocality

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2000 - 08:52:20 MDT

scerir" <> sent urls in profusion.

This one is especially delicious:


<Entangled photons are sent via an optical fiber network to two
    villages near Geneva, separated by more than 10 km where they are
analyzed by
    interferometers. The photon pair source is set as precisely as possible
in the center so that
    the two photons arrive at the detectors within a time interval of less
than 5 ps
    (corresponding to a path length difference of less than 1 mm). One
detector is set in motion
    so that both detectors, each in its own inertial reference frame, are
first to do the
    measurement! The data always reproduces the quantum correlations,
making it thus more
    difficult to consider the projection postulate as a compact description
of real collapses of the
    wave-function. >

What fun! Each photon does its utterly uncaused thing *first*, entraining
the other...

Damien Broderick

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