Tardigrade is first multicellular organism to be quantum entangled

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Physics 17 December 2021

By Alex Wilkins


An illustration of a tardigrade


A tardigrade has been quantum entangled with a superconducting qubit – and lived to archer the tale. It is the archetypal clip a multicellular organism has been placed successful this unusual quantum authorities and raises questions astir what it means for surviving things to beryllium entangled.

Tardigrades are microscopic animals that tin past utmost temperatures and pressures successful a hibernating authorities called a tun. Rainer Dumke and his colleagues astatine Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, placed 1 of these hibernating tardigrades connected a superconducting qubit, an constituent …

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