Strange Science: Schroedinger’s Bacterium?

E. coli bacteriaIn a discovery that seems like it might have come from the pages of fiction, scientists have discovered possible evidence of quantum-entangled bacteria. Or have they?

The experiment involved bacteria placed between mirrors and bombarded with photons. But some of the photons simultaneously hit and missed the bacteria. Ultimately, “some of the light interacted with some of the bacteria in a way that indicated entanglement had occurred.”

Proving that quantum phenomena like this occurs in a living organism would be a major advance in science. Experiments continue, with the next batch planned to involve tardigrades.

You can read more about this experiment and future work here!

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