Researchers will conduct an experiment to determine how information passes through a so-called ‘wormhole’ between two black holes.
Google developers will build a two-cubit quantum computer to study wormholes. In an article on arXiv.org, the researchers explained their plans to study hypothetical wormholes and string theory and the way their findings can be applied to finding a connection between gravity and quantum mechanics.
One of the main scientific challenges of contemporary physics is the creation of a general theory that can create a link between quantum mechanics and gravity. Until now, scientists have not been able to identify this connection, as gravity is a relatively weak force compared to other types of interaction.
Contemporary technologies cannot be used to register gravitational interactions in nature. However, theoretical developments show that the necessary conditions for quantum gravity can be modeled in a laboratory setting.
Experts at Google hope to use their latest quantum system to create a model for a wormhole between two black holes and track the passage of information through it. Scientists from the California Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, and the University of Amsterdam will also join the experiment.
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