Volume 78, Number 3, May 2007
Article Number 30005
Number of page(s) 5
Section General
Published online 19 April 2007
EPL, 78 (2007) 30005
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/78/30005

Might EPR particles communicate through a wormhole?

E. Sergio Santin1, 2, 3

1  Instituto de Cosmologia, Relatividade e Astrofísica ICRA-BR
2  Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas - Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, Urca 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3  Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear - Rua General Severiano 90, Botafogo 22290-901, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

received 1 November 2006; accepted in final form 23 March 2007; published May 2007
published online 19 April 2007

We consider the two-particle wave function of an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen system, given by a two-dimensional relativistic scalar field model. The Bohm-de Broglie interpretation is applied and the quantum potential is viewed as modifying the Minkowski geometry. In this way an effective metric, which is analogous to a black hole metric in some limited region, is obtained in one case and a particular metric with singularities appears in the other case, opening the possibility, following Holland, of interpreting the EPR correlations as being originated by an effective wormhole geometry, through which the physical signals can propagate.

03.65.Ta - Foundations of quantum mechanics; measurement theory.
03.65.Ud - Entanglement and quantum nonlocality (e.g. EPR paradox, Bell's inequalities, GHZ states, etc.).
03.70.+k - Theory of quantized fields.

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