An artist's illustration of a quantum wormhole. YAYIMAGES.

Data Travels Successfully Through a Wormhole Created by a Quantum Computer

Scientists created two simulated black holes in the laboratory connected by a wormhole. They then sent information through it successfully.


The holographic principle of the universe was strengthened by a quantum experiment carried out on Google’s Sycamore 2 computer. An experiment successfully transferred data through two simulated black holes. As Google’s Sycamore quantum computer created the “baby” wormhole. It did not utilize gravity but rather quantum entanglement. This is a link between two particles that affects the other immediately. As a result, scientists could send information through a portal created by entangling qubits, or quantum bits, in tiny superconducting circuits, as per LiveScience.

Our universe, a hologram?

Scientists say this has quite a few implications. The biggest perhaps is that by using quantum information to stitch our universe together, the experiment has the potential to advance the theory that our universe is a hologram. An imaginary space-time tunnel connected by a black hole on either end is called a wormhole. Natural wormholes are formed by the immense gravitational forces of two black holes. Still, the simulation of the wormhole in the experiment is quite different. As a toy model, the information is sent through the portal through a quantum teleportation process to imitate the two black holes.

What it tells us about Black Holes

According to the researchers, although these processes appear somewhat distinct, they aren’t that different. Perhaps it is most interesting that, in addition to the information making its way through the back holes, it remained in the same order and form after exiting the back holes. In this manner, the experiment behaved like a physical wormhole, and wormholes themselves can be powered by entanglement. Einstein and his colleague Nathan Rosen came up with the idea of wormholes in 1935 after demonstrating in a famous paper how the theory of general relativity could link black holes through bridges over vast distances. Their findings were published in the journal Nature on Nov. 30.


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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