More recently, a group of scientists has determined thatSome quantum particles can regenerate after their decay. This discovery is very important for the future of mankind, quantum computing and intergalactic graffiti. Theoretical physicists from the Technical University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute conducted simulation experiments to determine that some quasiparticles are inherently immortal. Yes, according to the second law of thermodynamics, nothing lasts forever, but these quantum particles can be restored after the collapse - like a phoenix from Greek mythology.
Here is what Ruben Verresen, the lead author of the study, says:
“The result of complex modeling is: admittedly, quasiparticles decay, but new, identical particles appear from the debris. If this decay occurs very quickly, after some time, a backlash will occur and the debris will converge again. This process can be repeated endlessly, there is a steady oscillation between decay and rebirth. "
In this case, immortality is more likere-emergence, rather than rebirth. Because quasiparticles are manifestations of behavior similar to the behavior of particles in systems where several particles interact.
What are quantum quasi-particles?
Imagine such a picture.
When fans in a stadium demonstrate typhus, theysimilar to a group of interacting particles. Under suitable conditions, they can show a picture - as a quasi-particle formed in the space between the particles. The discovery of immortal quasiparticles looks like the exact same picture appears again and again on a quantum scale.
What does this mean? In short, no one knows. This is a theoretical work that has been proven only by simulations. At present, little is known about quasiparticles, so it is difficult to predict exactly what all this will lead to. One of the consequences could be the development of long-term memory for quantum computers, and this, in turn, can lead to immortal computer consciousness, or at least to truly long-term memory.
Perhaps this will help our mind save itself. Currently, we do not have any spray cans to paint the entire Universe with the inscriptions “there were people here”. If our planet is destroyed, our story will end, and we will disappear.
So when you think about ageThe universe — about 14 billion years old — our current storage methods seem rather fragile. What if we die out? How do we ensure that our affairs will live for billions of years or even eternity? Immortal quasiparticles can give some answers, provided that there is still some life.
In the shorter term, immortal quasiparticles will assist in the development of valuable quantum computers. What other uses do you see? Tell us in our chat in Telegram.