Bondi Resort Blog

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Diamonds are a Quantum Physicists New Best Friend

We are not even going to pretend to understand what is being discussed in this article from the CBC's Technology and Science News, Dec. 1.  The closest we've ever approached Quantum Physics is watching Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the Big Bang Theory...  although we do have a handle on that 'equal and opposite reaction' law...

But...  check out the names of the graduate students doing the research. That's one of the Bondi Family kids -- Michael Sprague.  Better known to those of us at Bondi Village Resort for his exploits in keeping the sailboat upright.

Margaret, a guest of ours from Iceland, wrote that this was the first time she had ever heard of a 'femtosecond.'   I'll 'second' that...

Diamonds -- Canada is known for it's diamonds, mined up in the north (close to Apipiskat in fact, but let us not go down that sideroad right now. It's a disgrace and a horror)     Diamonds are well known to industry.  And to the jewellery business. Science and romance, on the surface at the opposite end of the scale.

The article speaks of the fact that the hardness of diamond makes it possible to put them into entangled states that are less susceptible to disturbances that normally destroy coherence.  Is that why diamonds are traditionally used to bring the entangled states of two people together into something that should encourage coherence?  We haven't a clue...

But we are hellishly impressed with Michael Sprague, all the same. Wow.  Maybe all that fresh air here and tsummers spent swimming in the  lovely Lake of Bays helped keep his mind clear and sharp for this sort of research. We'd like to think so!

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