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Hi Menas
Yes, this is very exciting indeed!
In addition to the super-oscillation we have the meta-material superlens, both seem to lead in the same direction in this regard.

On Nov 20, 2010, at 4:58 AM, Kafatos, Menas wrote:

Hi Jack:

Yes, what you are saying is very exciting, these super oscillations can give the power to go beyond the usual limits. Yakir and I have been discussing this. But at a price, exponentially weak tails (which is the usual problem, for example you can get values of variables through weak measurements outside the orthodox expectations and with better S/N but quite rarely). Anyway, it is worth pursuing.

Menas Kafatos
Fletcher Jones Professor of Computational Physics
Schmid College of Science, and
Vice Chancellor for Special Projects
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

-----Original Message-----
From: JACK SARFATTI [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Fri 11/19/2010 11:32 AM
To: david kaiser
Subject: looking inside molecules, metamaterial superlens, weak measurement superoscillation, nonlocality (Dr. Quantum)

Memorandum for the Historical Record

btw I got a flash yesterday that using Heisenberg microscope made by a metamaterial super-lens combined with Aharonov's weak measurement superoscillation may shake the foundations of quantum theory in view of the close connection of nonlocality with the Heisenberg gedankenexperiment. This idea is still half-baked, but basically the premise that we cannot resolve details smaller than the smallest wavelength of the probe pulse is now suspect - very suspect.