This picture could be the most moving Valentine that scientists could send each other on this special day. Scientists have finally shown how entanglement works, the quantum process in which two objects share the same existence.
For our regular science geeks, just send this picture to your geek girlfriends and explain that it is a measurement of how one object immediately influences the other, no matter how far apart they may be. Beautiful.
Most notably, according to this article, the scientists found that “entanglement is a strange and fragile thing” and can be “destroyed by any interaction with the environment and these interactions are hard to prevent.” So true, so true.
Scientists are exploring the status of equilibrium and how things change.
I suggest the following note with this card: “Humanoid companion, we have reached an unchanging equilibrium following our entanglement in common existence. Will you be my quantum Valentine?”
If that does not work, here are a few pick up lines for physicists:
1. Heisenberg was wrong. I’m certain about what you’re doing tonight.
2. I might be a physics major, but I’m no Bohr in bed.
3. You and Me = Grand Unification
4. I’m attracted to you like the Earth is attracted to the Sun-with a large force inversely proportional to the distance squared.
5. You make me want to be a better physicist.
Good luck today and Happy Valentine’s Day.
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