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