Recently a group of scientists have determined that some quantum particles can be regenerated 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 experiments on modeling to determine that some of the quasiparticles are essentially immortal. Yes, according to the second law of thermodynamics, nothing lasts forever, but these quantum particles can recover from the collapse — like the Phoenix of Greek mythology.
Here is what Ruben Verrezen, the study’s lead author:
“The result of a complex simulation is as follows: admittedly, the quasi-particles decay, but from the wreckage a new, identical particles. If this collapse occurs very quickly, after a while happens to the reverse reaction and the fragments come together again. This process can be infinitely repeated, there is a steady oscillation between collapse and revival.”
In this case, immortality is more like re-emergence, rather than on rebirth. Because quasi-particles are a manifestation of behavior similar to the behavior of particles in systems where multiple particles interact.
What is quantum quasiparticles?
Imagine the following scene.
When the fans in the stadium showing tit, they look like a group of interacting particles. Under suitable conditions they can show a picture of how the quasi-particle generated in the space between the particles. Opening the immortal quasiparticles looks like exactly the same picture appears again and again in quantum scale.
What does it mean? In short, no one knows. This is theoretical work, which has been proven only by simulations. Currently on the quasiparticles, little is known, therefore, it is difficult to predict where it all will lead. One consequence could be the development of long-term memory for quantum computers, and this, in turn, can lead to immortal computer minds, or at least to do long-term memory.
Maybe it will help our species to preserve itself. Currently, we have no cans of spray paint to paint the whole Universe with inscriptions “were here”. If our planet is destroyed, our history will end, and we will disappear.
So, when you think about the age of the Universe, which is approximately 14 billion years — our current methods of storage seem quite fragile. What if we die out? How do we ensure that our deeds will live billions of years or even eternity? Immortal quasiparticles can give some answers, provided that some life still will be.
In the shorter term, immortal quasiparticles will help in the development of valuable quantum computers. What other applications do you see? Tell us in our chat in Telegram.