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THE famous occasion when Santa Claus got stuck in the chimney – according to a popular seasonal song – has been dismissed by a Coventry academic.
A researcher at the University of Warwick is challenging the theory Santa got stuck up the chimney by physics
This Quantum interference can be compared to ripples on the surface of a calm lake. The interplay of the motions introduced by a pair of stones dropped into the lake can result in beautiful patterns, where a peak meets with another peak or a trough – building up the height of the ripple or cancelling it out completely.
Quantum technologists aim to become masterful at controlling quantum interference effects, to produce devices with desirable properties such as superfast computers, secure communications or high precision sensors for medical imaging or gravitational wave detection.
Dr Knee added: “The idea that Santa may already possess this kind of technology is not so radical. Some quantum physicists believe that parts of the natural world have already evolved to exploit quantum interference.
“For example, the principles of quantum mechanics may explain how plants can efficiently transfer and convert energy from the sun during photosynthesis and a quantum mechanism has been suggested to operate in the eye of the European Robin to allow it to accurately perceive the Earth’s magnetic field to help it navigate.”