SV: Capacity of the brain

John E Anderson jander at
Fri Oct 22 10:44:07 EST 1999

Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > so,could i interpret this experiment to have "communicated" polarization
> > at a speed grater than light?
> If I remember the report correctly, they used 1.3 microsecond time intervals.
> So the minimum speed needed to transmit the correlation is something like
> 11 km / 1.3 microsocnds, or, err... some 28 times the speed of light.
> However, speed as you know it not very meaningful in Quantum Physics.

I think one way to interpret these kind of experimental results is not
that something was communicated at greater-than-light speeds, but that
the particles in question are somehow *connected*, so that the effect is
instantaneous.  I don't know too much about this yet, but I'm trying to
find time to learn more about it.

By the way, Ignatios, where was this work published?  Do you have a

John E Anderson
Department of Natural Sciences
University of North Florida
Jacksonville FL

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