Sunday 14 February 2010

Zeno-Corwin effect

There is an old aphorism “a watched pot never boils”. This turns out to be something you can demostrate in certain quantum mechanical systems where a particle won’t change state as long as the experiment is watching.

Now, I have discovered a similar but opposite effect with Corwin. If Corwin is left alone to dress, it can take him an extremely long time (30 plus minutes) to dress. But if I watch him, it only takes a few minutes. He’s kind of like a movie that turns off when you look away. We think this may be why he takes so long in the bathroom as well. I am considering putting in a webcam to see if I can demonstrate the same anti-Zeno effect. Nobel Prize, here I come!

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