报告题目：Schrödinger’s Cat and His Timeless (t = 0) Quantum World
报 告 人：Francis T. S. Yu (Pennsylvania State University)
One the most famous cats in science must be the Schrödinger’s cat in quantum mechanics, in which the cat can be either alive or dead at the same time, unless we look into the Schrödinger’s box. The life of Schrödinger’s cat has been puzzling the quantum physicists for over eight decades as Schrödinger disclosed it in 1935. In this article, I will show that the paradox of the cat’s life is primarily due to the underneath subspace in which the hypothetical subatomic model is submerged within a timeless empty subspace (i.e., t = 0). And this is the atomic model that all the particle physicists, quantum scientists and engineers had been using for over a century, since Niles Bohr’s proposed in 1913. However the universe (our home) is a temporal space (i.e., t > 0) and it does not allow any timeless subspace in it. I will show that by immersing the subatomic model into a temporal subspace, instead a timeless subspace, the situation is different. I will show that Schrödinger’s cat can only either alive or dead, but not at the same time, regardless we look into or not look into the Schrödinger’s box. Since the whole quantum space is timeless (i.e., t = 0), we will show that, the fundamental superposition principle fails to exist within our temporal space but only existed within a timeless virtual space. This is by no means of saying that timeless quantum space is a useless subspace. On the contrary it has produces numerous numbers of useful solutions for practical application, as long the temporal or causality condition (i.e., t > 0) is not the issue. In short, we found the hypothesis of Schrödinger’s cat is not a physical realizable postulation and his quantum mechanics is timeless behaves like mathematics does. In which we see that his fundamental principle is timeless and not existed within our temporal universe.
Francis T.S. Yu is an Evan Pugh Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. The author and co-author of twelve books and co edited of four books. He is a Life Fellow of The IEEE, The OSA and The SPIE. Dr. Yu was the 2004 Dennis Gabor Award winner of The International Society for Optical Engineering and the co-recipient of The IEEE 1998 Donald G. Fink Prize Award, and 2016 Emmitt Leith Medal of The Optical Society of America. Dr. Yu received his Ph. D. degree (1964) in electrical engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has published over 300 refereed papers in various technical journals and the recipient of The 1993 Premier Research Award of the Penn State Engineering Society and the 1993 Faculty Scholar Medal at Penn State University. He is an Honorary Professor of The National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), The Nankai University (China) and others.