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Artificial Intelligence Meets Quantum Physics

by Dr. Inés Urdaneta, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist 

As many theoretical and computational chemists and physicists know, quantum chemical calculations involving more than an electron and nuclei are very difficult to solve. They belong to a field called many body problems and require an extensive amount of computational infrastructure and hours of calculations depending on the size (the number of particles) of the system.

Here is where artificial intelligence – a combination of artificial neural networks and machine learning – comes into play. Neural networks have been around for more than 50 years, and they are more actualized than ever before. This is because they can learn through something called backward propagation, reaching a high level of predictability and increasing accuracy by training the network.

Quantum theoretical models, together with their computational packages, have been outstandingly successful in describing the quantum...

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The Force of the Vacuum

by Dr. Inés Urdaneta, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

One of the most common physical manifestations of the vacuums’ force is the Casimir effect, which was first predicted by the Dutch physicist Hendrik Casimir in 1948, and measured for the first time by Steven Lamoreaux in 1996. Nonetheless, the physical interpretation and whether or not the effect comes from the vacuum fluctuations, is still under discussion in theories of quantum gravity and quantum electrodynamics. It also remains a mystery that the energy density of the vacuum is so high it should act gravitationally to produce a large cosmological constant, as well as curving spacetime. And yet, there is a difference of 122 orders of magnitude between the classical vacuum represented by the cosmological constant, and the quantum vacuum energy density. This discrepancy is known as the Vacuum catastrophe (Investigation of the gravitational property of the quantum vacuum may explain the accelerating...

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Protons in Life

by Johanna Deinert, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

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Just recently, new experimental data on the charge radius of the proton was published in Science, confirming Nassim Haramein’s 2012 prediction based on his Holofractal Universe Theory as being exact. Previously, Nobel Laureate Hideki Yukawa and others gave hints the charge radius could be smaller than the current paradigm standard estimated. For us it is very important that the prediction is a result of a much broader theoretical perspective based on Quantized Gravity, Spin Dynamics and Unified Physics. Now, why could this be important for your everyday life?

Haramein’s Generalized Holographic Approach successfully predicts many more observed parameters (micro- and macrocosmic) and allows biological processes to be integrated as well. Life must no longer happen in undefined physical realms. We...

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The Morphogenic Field is Real and These Scientists Show How to Use It to Understand Nature

by William Brown & Dr. Amira Val Baker, RSF Research Scientists

In a new study, Chris Jeynes and Michael Parker pose the question: How does nature produce such stunning symmetry and order in many systems observed across enormous scales? Under the microscope, a snowflake shows intricate patterning and remarkable symmetry, and in a telescope the same is observed for spiral galaxies up to half a million light years across.

Both of these systems are made of innumerable subunits (be they water molecules or stars and planets) which should behave completely oblivious to the overall configuration of the conglomerate. That is to say, the behavior of these systems at the scales that matter—the fundamental units of which they are composed— should be completely random aside from some formative causation arising from intermolecular or inter-gravitational interactions, which are not long-range.

The question then becomes what is the causative ordering parameters that results in...

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Inside the Mysterious Electron

by Resonance Science Foundation

As surprising as it may sound, no one really knows what an electron is. To answer the question “What is an electron?”, you would think the first step would be to observe it. However, that is easier said than done. So, while we can’t observe an electron, we can observe its behavior—more specifically its energy. 

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What is an electron?

by Dr. Amira Val Baker, Resonance Science Foundation Astrophysicist

Everyone knows what an electron is – right? Surprisingly the answer to that is no – no one really knows what it is.

If you ask any high school student what an electron is, they will most probably tell you that it is a subatomic particle with negative charge and acts as the primary carrier of electricity. This answer is indeed correct – however it does not reveal the true nature of its reality.

This fundamental question has been the driving force for much of modern physics – and eventually led to the development of quantum field theory – yet we are not any closer to finding an answer.

To answer this question, you would think the first step would be to observe it. However, that is easier said than done. Electrons are simply too small for us to observe – the smallest thing we can observe is an atom and even that is not with a traditional microscope. In fact, we use electrons to...

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Nature’s Effective Way of Conducting Electrons

by Dr. Olivier Alirol, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

Circulation of electrons is essential in electronics and also for living organisms. While in our computers, we use semiconductor made mainly of silicon crystal, Nature has found a more effective way: proteins. Protein structures facilitate long-range electron-transfer. Scientists have shown that structural features of proteins have elements that facilitate electronic conductivity.

This phenomenon is largely due to the chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS). It causes in particular the reduction of the elastic backscattering in electron-transfer through chiral molecules. In fact, electron transmission shows that ordered films of chiral organic molecules act as electron spin filters. The CISS effect gives us important insight for spin-selective processes in biology and allows the use of chiral molecules in spintronics applications.

The electron-transfer process allows for the transfer of energy and information...

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Is Spacetime A Quantum Code?

by Dr. Olivier Alirol, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

In 2014, physicists found evidence of a deep connection between quantum error correction and the nature of space, time and gravity. Generally, gravity is defined as the fabric of space and time but beyond Einstein’s theory, there must be a quantum origin from which the space-time somehow emerges.

The three physicists at the origin of this discovery, Ahmed Almheiri, Xi Dong and Daniel Harlow, suggested that a holographic “emergence” of space-time works just like a quantum error-correcting code. In their paper “Bulk Locality and Quantum Error Correction in AdS/CFT” published in its first version in November 2014, they showed that space-time emerges from this quantum error correction code in an anti-de Sitter (AdS) universes.

The discovery is opening a new way to capture more properties of space-time.

From left: Ahmed Almheiri, Xi Dong and Daniel Harlow originated a powerful new idea...

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The Casimir Torque validated experimentally for the first time

by Inés Urdaneta, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

The Casimir effect, responsible for the attraction of two neutral metallic plates separated 1 micron apart, is one of the most outstanding features of the vacuum influence on the macroscopic world, and has been discussed in former articles. The effect has been measured in a variety of experimental setups, but this is the first time its associated torque has been verified experimentally. The so-called Casimir torque, predicted more than 40 years ago, is a mechanical torque between two optically anisotropic materials, and depends on the electromagnetic fluctuations (EM) of the vacuum -known as vacuum fluctuations- as well as on the dielectric function of the materials, which describes the capacity of an internal charge reorganization property within the material. Optically anisotropic means that the refractive index of the material depends on the polarization and propagation direction of the electromagnetic...

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Spacetime Geometry in Quantum Mechanics

By William Brown, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

How quantum gravity describes the inner workings of particle physics: the quantum geometry of entanglement – advances beyond the Copenhagen interpretation.

In a recent paper by the leading theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind, director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, a major conundrum of Copenhagen quantum mechanics is addressed as Susskind takes head-on the elephant-in-the-room for the major model of particle physics. The study begins by identifying one of the major shortfalls of the Copenhagen Interpretation, namely that it requires a single external observer who is not a part of the system under study. This requirement has led to a fair amount of confusion and logical inconsistencies when trying to understand the relation between the multiplicity of observers and the system under observation. Obviously, the situation required by the Copenhagen Interpretation is untenable, as the universe...

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