For the dVerse prompt “This one’s for you Bjorn“, set by Lilian in honour of Bjorn who is a (fellow) physicist, and requiring the use of a line from ABBA’s “dancing queen”.
So, here is a little nerdity for Bjorn:
Each double slit’s a sliding door,
to a strand within the multiverse, or…
Can’t decide, and no one’s looking?
Go through both, you’ll have them cooking,
up a theory on how you danced
through those doors – by choice or chance?
Do you expose a God’s immorality
with your fluttering waves of probability?
We’ve counters, film and CCD,
you think we’re blind, but you’ve been seen –
though you’re a teaser, you turn em on,
you sneaky little el-ec-tron.
31 responses to “Tonomura tango”
Haha! what a great ending! That was a very clever poem indeed.
Thank you Ain.
I really enjoyed yours, and wanted to leave a comment but it seemed to want me to register. What I wanted to say is: what an amazing story! Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you very much —am so sorry about the hassles with my site.
It’s probably just me – I tend to close a site as soon as it wants me to register or put in an email address. But I wanted you to know how much I’ve been enjoying your poems, especially that one.
Thank you very much — sincerely…I totally agree with you, have been hunting around for a blogsite I can use that is easy…but not wordpress ungortunately, and not keen n blogger..my apologies and thanks again for the kind words.
LOL, a super bit of fun!
Thanks Hobbo 🙂
Lots of fun, though I didn’t understand most of it! I liked the ending 🙂
Thanks Ingrid. 🙂
If you want to know more, google the Tonomura experiment – it’s a single electron interference experiment which demonstrates that one electron (in some sense) passes through two slits at once. Send enough through and you get an interference pattern. But if you use a detector to see which slit the electrons went through, you don’t get the interference pattern – because then they’ve only gone through one.
It’s generally considered the most beautiful experiment in physics, and shows that Einstein was wrong and God does play dice.
Fun word play with a fun ending. Has fun energy.
Thanks Lilian. 🙂
Ha ha ha! I’ve always got time for a bit of nerd humour. Nice one, Kate! 😊
Thanks Sunra! 😀
through any window
you must winnow and fame
first of the month
word meaning ten but is actually twelve
too late for this year to delve eh?
I think I’ve had enough of this year anyway John. 🙂
Fine work, very fine Kate!
Thank you David 🙂
Your chess one was really fun.
Thankyou Kate, seemed kinda right to me😃
I absolutely love this! Stellar writing here, Kate 😀
Thank you Sanaa 🙂
Thanks VJ 🙂
I can’t read your site at the moment – we’ve just had security upgrades at work and it’s now telling me your site is malicious. 😦 I figured out how to get around that yet.
Oh no! Wonder how that happened.
We’ve been getting security upgrades, weird stuff usually happens when there’s an upgrade. It now takes me 2 logins and I have to be connected via a vpn to read the school newsletter. It’s nuts.
Beautifully written 😊🤗 with nice ending. Thanks 🎉
Thank you Priti ❤
This sounds so clever and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it (which just goes to show you can enjoy something without necessarily understanding it!)
Thank you! And I think that’s absolutely true. There are heaps of things I enjoy without really understanding.
Ha.. so funny… and you can never tell which way the electron went
Well, that’s because they don’t have to choose, and can go through both – lucky electrons. 😀
Thanks Bjorn 🙂
Ah, the humorous bonds of science. I love it.