Trying to locate a picture
August 24, 2008 12:31 AM   Subscribe

Please help me find the most romantic equation

I need help in locating a picture.

A few years ago, I read a blog post about "The Most Romantic Equation."

It was a framed rectangular picture of a physics equation that describes string theory.

Underneath the equation was an explanation (IIRC) of how this formula was the most romantic equation. The explanation read that no matter how far apart two objects are, they are always in communication and will react instantaneously to changes in each other. Basically, no amount of distance will ever keep them apart.

I believe there was a way to order the print.

I cannot find this at all.
My Google-fu has failed.

Can anyone help me locate this framed picture?
posted by twistedmetal to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Entanglement?
posted by theyexpectresults at 1:47 AM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

This has nothing to with string theory. You're talking about quantum entanglement I believe:

Quantum entanglement is a quantum mechanical phenomenon in which the quantum states of two or more objects are linked together so that one object can no longer be adequately described without full mention of its counterpart — even though the individual objects may be spatially separated.

That might or might not help you in your search.
posted by vacapinta at 1:50 AM on August 24, 2008 [3 favorites]

There's only One electron in the universe.
posted by zengargoyle at 2:08 AM on August 24, 2008

May I present to you "Entanglement".
posted by The Monkey at 3:43 AM on August 24, 2008

Which is, as it turns out, what theyexpectresults provided 2 hours sooner than I did. :)
posted by The Monkey at 3:44 AM on August 24, 2008

it absolutely boggles my mind he sells stuff he whipped in equation editor. at least use latex!
posted by virga at 12:14 PM on August 24, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks to everyone for clarifying that it is Entanglement and not String theory. That probably would have helped my search if I remembered that :)

Thanks to theyexpectresults for the website.

You guys rock!
posted by twistedmetal at 12:44 PM on August 26, 2008

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