Mathematics of Entanglement

by Siddharth

Image by award winning artist Jared Hodges

Image by award winning artist Jared Hodges

‟There are numbers hidden in every act of life, in every aspect of the universe fractals, matter

These numbers streaming to tell us something, Numbers are doors to understanding the mystery that’s bigger than us. How two people, strangers come to meet? There’s a poem by Venezuelan writer –

‘The earth turned to bring us closer

It turned on itself and in us

Until it finally brought us together in this dream’

“There are so many things that have to happen for two people to meet” ”

This is an excerpt from a dialogue between Sean Penn and Naomi Watts from one of my favorite movies; 21 Grams, written by Guillermo Arriaga; a Mexican author and screenwriter and is currently very pertinent in my life.

There is a very good possibility, according to fractal theory for people entanglement to be real. Since science can prove that particles can be entangled, that alone by itself is a proof that on a higher plane people can also experience some sort of quantum entanglement process. Quantum entangled particles separated end up in different people in different places and when they meet they feel immediate familiarity with each other. But before we try to understand people entanglement, let’s first analyze what mathematics of entanglement really is since we’re talking numbers.

One might think natures’ wonders can only be described by poetry, music, painting or photography but with mathematics? How can you describe a tree or cloud, a rippled pond or swirling galaxy using numbers and equations? Is it possible? Well, some say mathematics is language of nature and that many mathematical principles are based on ideals, and apply to an abstract, perfect world – Abstract to Concrete. The perfect world of mathematics is reflected in the imperfect physical world. Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin says, “Just as music is auditory patterns that the human mind finds pleasant, mathematics captures patterns that the universe finds pleasant, patterns that are implicit in the way universe works.” So, how this mathematics hidden in naturally occurring fractals got entangled with nature in the first place? What laws does it observe? Or is it the nature which observes its laws?

Entanglement is a term used in quantum theory to describe the way that particles of energy/matter can become correlated to predictably interact with each other regardless of how far apart they are. Entanglement is a real phenomenon (Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance”) which has been demonstrated repeatedly through experimentation. Particles such as photons, electrons and qubits that have interacted with each other retain a type of connection and can be entangled with each other in pairs in the process called correlation.  In the quantum mechanical framework, it is the position, spin, momentum, and polarization of particles, which direction is up or down – allows one to know the spin of its mate is in opposite direction. Quantum entanglement allows these particles that are separated by incredible distance to interact with each other immediately, in a communication that is not limited by the speed of light. No matter how great the distance between the correlated particles they will remain entangled as long as they are isolated.

Like these couple of lines from a song by pink Floyd “Million strangers passing the street and by chance two separate glances meet. How many see themselves in you and take your hand and lead you through?” What are the odds that a stranger pops out of the other side of the world into your life out of several billion others? What goes into it? Well, in today’s world of electronic age it can seem it’s just a click away but there is whole mathematics of entanglement that goes behind making that very choice to click and that calls for an action at a distance and I am a fortunate victim of such an action.

The outcome of person’s life is the result of accumulated choices and actions, small or large, taken by a person; but what determines the choices that we make? Is it our samskaras – impressions from the past lives or can one overcome such conditioning and make conscious choices with pure understanding of knowing? This is when perhaps we use words like destiny. Do we simply unfold it or create it along the way or both?

My simple curiosity of the fact that a woman from across the world is going to meet me to discuss singularity, entanglement, quantum teleportation and concepts like observation creates reality and hemispheric synchronization was totally transformed into something completely indefinable after meeting her in person.

What is gained, what is lost into making such a simple thing happen? Yet with all that lies behind, this interaction triggers open a new dimension that resides latent in my heart for eons, a flower starts to blossom, an idea implants its first foundation as manifestation begins. The meeting conspires such an energetic geometric progression that germinates the seed of passion throughout our being. A transformation erupts in both the hearts and even an order of authority felt like an act of love, ensuring that there is someone who partly owns your choices and demands that ownership. So stupor is the feeling that your personal boundary does not only become blurred but totally disappears as the other is simply an extension of your own being. This is sometimes also called ‘momentary lapse of reason’, I guess that’s what pretty much love is all about.

It is proven that the imperceptible state of each entangled particle if precisely defined can blow our mind. How these quantum events through mathematics of entanglement bring to life the events in physical realm giving rise to human experience?  As much as these quantum events seem to govern our experiences; it is also our observation which creates our reality. The wave function of the innermost desire comes in contact with its most resonant counterpart and the rest falls in place. With my surrender to the moment a part of my old self got dissolved. With each kiss, a camphor of fire burns in my gut which ignites the will. With deeper stare into each others’ eyes, the higher ourselves rise. As if there is an instantaneous connection with our minds wired in such unison that we move so intuitively as if clearly knowing the next move. Moving in such a rhythmic flow, she suddenly stops and asks me with astonishment written all over her face “where the hell have you been?” With a kind of pause where it is so still as if time stopped, such an empty moment that it was unbelievably full and we’re so close that we can barely see each other with I inhaling her breath and she mine and spontaneously breaking the silence I replied, “what took you so long?”

All the forces which determine the choices we make to create our life already exist long ago we were born and will remain long enough after we’re gone, yet we irrefutably try to decode their nature and often eventually stare into a paradox, no matter which pursuit we take. “Everything is connected yet nothing touches anything”

With our power of observation we can collapse quantum particles from waves of probability into a desired physical event called an experience in our life. How life in its most intricate nature is intertwined and can instantly connect with any particle or wave function across the universe and this correlation occurs instantaneously even when the separation distance is large.

All the while I could keep an impression that it was her who found me but the truth is that it was I who was looking for her.

In mathematics of entanglement it is you who write the codes.

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