Published on May 30th, 20140
Breakthrough: Scientists say Human Teleportation is ‘Possible’
Researchers at the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands announces the success of an experiment that seemed impossible. They teleported atoms for a distance of 3 meters.
This incredible performance suggests that in the future even large objects could be teleported, including humans.
As stated Professor Ronald Hanson, coordinator of the experiment, people are just “a collection of atoms arranged in a particular way”.
The scientist explains that human teleportation is unlikely now though, but it is not impossible, it does not contradict any laws of physics.
Hanson coordinated the team that succeeded for the first time a quantum teleportation with a 100% accuracy, the information encoded in the sub-atomic particles, for a distance of 3 meters.
Researchers have used three ‘entangled’ particles, a nitrogen atom and two electrons, through which they beamed the information.
Successful research is a step forward for the invention of ultra-fast quantum computers and high-speed internet, which will be more efficient than anything currently availabe.
Quantum teleportation, different scenes presented in science fiction films, is based on entangling particles (quantum coupling), a phenomenon that had been rejected by Albert Einstein, which he considered impossible. However, entangling was subsequently shown to be a real phenomenon.
This type of beam can be useful for information security. Thus , data can be teleported between two points and thus be impossible to intercept.
Another more ambitious experiment, which involves teleportation of information between two buildings, a distance of 1,300 meters, is scheduled for July.
The experiment was published in the online journal Science.
Quantum teleportation has been tried before, by different teams of physicists. In 2009 , experts from the University of Maryland have done this experiment, but only an attempt out of 100 million was successful.