Quantum Realm Trong Marvel Có Ý Nghĩa Gì

Caltech mathematical physicist Spyridon “Spiros” Michalakis named the Quantum Realm for Marvel. He wrote this khổng lồ help us understvà it

Spyridon "Spiros" MichalakisGuest Writer
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Growing up in Spata, a small town outside of Athens, Greece, I never imagined Marvel would one day give me the opportunity to introduce them to lớn an even stranger, more mind-bending version of the alternate dimension where Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) finds herself trapped for 30 years — và from which her daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) fights bravely to bring her trang chủ.

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Still, I wish the characters in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” were a bit more curious about the mysteries of the Quantum Realm. Wouldn’t you want to lớn know if there was a Starbucks down there? Anything quantum is transcendent, a spiritual awakening of the mind, one that not even Nespresso can provide. So let me tell you about the Quantum Realm. I named it, after all.

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As a quantum physicist at Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information và Matter (I know it has a sexy name, but it has brains too), I am often asked, “So, what is quantum physics?” by people I have just met. I mean, they don’t even want to know what my majestic-sounding name, Spyridon, means (it means nothing, but still). Yet they ask probing, personal questions lượt thích “What IS quantum physics?”

Well, quantum physics is a theory of physics, ni, a theory of knowledge-transcending physics, which unlocks the power of the human race lớn question reality in ways that go beyond the emergent, semi-classical basis of observation resulting from quantum decoherence of the true, pluripotent nature of the Quantum Realm.

Okay, I didn’t mean to lớn dumb it down.

Maybe a more technical explanation using linear algebra và differential calculus is appropriate here. Alas, I was told there is a word limit for these kinds of guest columns, so I won’t go inkhổng lồ the details. Sorry. Instead, how about I tell you what I told Paul Rudd, Peyton Reed, Erik Sommers và Chris McKenna about the Quantum Realm? For such a tiny place, my Spidey-sense tells me that it will play a big role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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There is real magic in this world. It all started nowhere, at a time when no time existed. The Big Bang, the cradle of spacetime, didn’t happen at a particular point in space or time. Space & Time emerged from a place where neither concept existed. A place where the laws of physics, even those of Quantum Physics, had not yet crystallized inkhổng lồ the reliable rules we use lớn predict the orbits of planets around stars, or the likelihood of two particles colliding in an explosive kind-of affair to lớn give sầu birth to lớn new physics. It all started at a place beyond physics. For those super-nerds aao ước you, the place I am referring khổng lồ is not even an abstract mathematical universe. It goes deeper than that. It is a place where every choice is possible and has consequences for what comes khổng lồ be. And what comes khổng lồ be is what we Gọi reality.

But what is reality? Have sầu you ever heard someone define the word? I mean, really define it, like in a way that you could apply it khổng lồ everyday life? Einstein tried & failed miserably. So let’s try it too. It’s okay. The worst thing that can happen is we’ll be as dumb as Einstein.

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And, yes, if you lost yourself in the “dream” world, never khổng lồ wake up again in this world, dreams would become your reality, allowing you to experience “miracles” that are somehow not part of this, our shared reality.

It gets even crazier. I mentioned that the events should be reliably observed. Who decides what is a reliable observation? I mean… some events seem easy enough to classify as real. The sun rising every morning, your car not moving through traffic, a single electron going through two distant slits at the same time… Yeah, that last one snuông xã in there somehow. Being at two places at the same time is a quantum thing. But you think quantum physics is weird? Consider going back lớn the 1850s, a few years before Scottish physicist (and all-around bad boy) James Clerk Maxwell developed the theory of electromagnetic waves. Now, there you are, wearing your rose-gold Apple watch, telling people you can talk to others around the world & hear them through the air. What we take for granted now is what we called magic in the past. And those who decide what defines the ever-changing boundary between reality & magical thinking are scientists.

We, scientists, just loooove judging everyone, và everything, as harshly as possible. And aước ao us, the Simon Cowells of science, are experimental quantum physicists. If biologists clayên a new discovery, they need to provide evidence that their confidence in their experiment is higher than 95 percent. In other words, their discovery may be false due lớn experimental error, but the probability of that happening is less than 5 percent (one in twenty). To you, that may sound impressive sầu, but lớn an experimental quantum physicist, that sounds positively quaint. For a discovery in physics, such as the recent Nobel-prize winning discovery of gravitational waves (go Caltech!), or the discovery of the Higgs boson (don’t Điện thoại tư vấn it the God particle; trust me on this one), you need lớn be pretty darn confident in your experimental evidence. That is, 99.99994 percent certain, to be exact. We Điện thoại tư vấn it “five-sigma” confidence (sigma stands for standard deviation). Biology relies on “two-sigma” confidence. The Quantum Realm is closer to lớn one billion sigma (plus or minus).

And here it is: Reality is a dynamic bubble containing events that can be observed on demand, with a confidence surpassing five-sigma. Dynamic means that the boundary of the bubble changes with time, as new events pass the five-sigma demo & we welcome them inlớn the realm of the real. The most important aspect of all this is that five is less than six, which is less than one billion. In other words, reality has stringent requirements for membership, but not impossible. Yet, some events, such as “walking through a wall,” are so unlikely that we don’t think they will EVER be part of reality. Like, flipping a fair coin a million times và getting a million heads in a row (don’t even try).

So, we make a khuyễn mãi giảm giá with the devil. We call events outside of our reality impossible, not just highly unlikely from our particular point of view. Then, we proceed lớn push these impossible events lớn the realm of the imagination. Time travel, teleportation, Spider-Man dying. When they happen, we all thua our collective sầu shit.

This is getting a bit too long, so let me wrap up. The Quantum Realm is a place where almost everything is possible. If you know how khổng lồ navigate it by mastering quantum entanglement (don’t ask, unless you are willing lớn take me out khổng lồ a fancy dinner), you can engineer reality lớn manifest itself lớn your liking, just like a computer programmer can write code that allows you to lớn experience being a soldier in virtual reality, fighting unicorns with lasers during the First World War. Space and Time are dimensions that emerge from a soup of pure possibilities, the Quantum Realm. The laws of physics themselves are merely suggestions within the Quantum Realm, only taking a more definite khung as we “zoom out” from that place of infinite possibilities, khổng lồ find ourselves in the macroscopic world we điện thoại tư vấn home.

Just kidding. It takes decades of studying math and physics, with a bit of philosophical and lots of magical thinking. Or you can just be a badass like Michelle Pfeifer. She could probably even beat Chun Li.

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