Recent research published in Nature has shown that scientists have successfully developed quantum experiments to study the dynamics or behavior of wormholes for the first time. The experiment provides a simple way to understand the mysterious multi-particle quantum phenomenon from the perspective of gravity. It is the first time a team of researchers from several prestigious schools and technology companies led by the California Institute of Technology has developed such a quantum experiment to study the dynamics or the behavior of a unique theoretical wormhole.
The investigation did not create an actual wormhole, connecting two points in spacetime, but allowed researchers to explore the link between theoretical wormhole and quantum physics, predicting “quantum gravity.” Current work explores the equivalence between wormhole and Quantum stealth transmission, that is the transmission of information from one point in space to another and can be described by wormhole or quantum entanglement. The quantum system showcases vital features of the gravitational wormhole and is small enough to be implemented in today’s quantum hardware.
This work is a step towards a plan to test quantum gravitational physics using quantum computers and provides a powerful testbed platform to put the idea of quantum gravitational power into practice. In the future, researchers plan to extend this work to more complex quantum circuits. While it will take years to implement a real quantum computer, the team plans to continue experimentation of this nature on existing quantum computing platforms. A wormhole is a speculative structure connecting disparate points in spacetime. It can be visualized as a tunnel with two ends at separate points in spacetime. The results of this wormhole dynamics experiment create unlimited imagination space for future information transmission.