Mind-boggling experiment suggests multiple realities can exist at the SAME TIME

Mind-boggling experiment suggests multiple realities can exist at the SAME TIME

  • A long-pondered thought experiment finally get a laboratory test 
  • The result prove that two subjects with opposing observations can be right
  • Findings challenge the fundamental nature of how science is conducted 

By JAMES PERO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 17:32 EDT, 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:34 EDT, 20 March 2019

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In a new paper, researchers say they’ve proved that two realities can exist at once, at least when it comes to the quantum world.

To investigate their hypothesis, researchers at the Department of Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbrück in Austria tackled one of the world’s most confounding thought experiments, called ‘Wigner’s Friend.’ 

The experiment, named after its progenitor, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eugene Wigner, was posited in 1961 and involves two people observing the same thing — in this case, a single photon.

In the most recent studies, particles were given names (illustrated above) to represent fictional observers in the Wigner's Friend experiment. In this, one person observes the photon, sending it to either a vertical or horizontal state, while Wigner, who is outside of the lab, runs a test to prove that the photon is still in a state of superposition

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