Spooky Wormholes

Image credit: Bettmann/CORBIS
Image credit: Bettmann/CORBIS

Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.” Entanglement is the strangest feature of quantum mechanics — yet it might be the stuff that space and time are made of.  My latest piece for New Scientist is about this strange idea, and how it might shed light on some of the biggest puzzles in physics.

Also, the same set of ideas might enable what a friend of mine called “the ultimate lover’s leap”: entangle a couple of black holes, jump into one of them, and meet up with your partner who jumped into the other, spending your last few moments together inside a wormhole before you slam into the singularity inside. I wrote about this too, and MacGregor, one of my colleagues at NS, made a video about it.

Also, there’s a reference to Carly Rae Jepsen (and, arguably, to Radiohead).

Have I mentioned I love my job?