The Ganesan Interferometer

SPF 10-2-18 Anurag 3

(Photo Credit: Anurag Bakhshi)

The aircraft banked steeply to the left revealing a stunning vista of the tranquil and deep blue sea. On its shores were clustered in a haphazard order, picturesque houses, each one a near perfect replica of its neighbor. From this altitude the collection looked to Ganesan like a carton of pretty matchboxes. As the scenic beauty held him in its thrall, Ganesan was forced to refreshingly reflect on something other than the murky swirl of thoughts that had plagued him since the time he had boarded.

“We need you to board the next available flight and get over to the Research Institute at any cost.” The Director of the International Institute for Quantum Mechanics could hardly conceal the excitement in his voice. “Your findings could have an earth shattering effect.”

Although initially taken in by the euphoria and enthusiasm of the Director, Ganesan was consumed by a very palpable fear of failure. He definitely did not want to be known as a Schrödinger on steroids. But his experiments never lied. The ‘interferometer’ obeyed only logic.

In the next 30 minutes the world would be shocked beyond wits to find out that the Theory of Relativity was now history!

(Word Count: 198)

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