The art installation ER=EPR by Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand is part of the VU ART SCIENCE gallery's opening exhibition 0 Starting From Zero.
Relativity suggests that a black hole forms after a massive star collapses into a point with zero volume – from which nothing, neither matter nor light, can ever escape. ER=EPR envisions coupled black holes as vortex pairs hovering through a long aquarium. Illuminating the vortices from below the body of water, an expanded laser beam creates a ceiling projection of counter-rotating black holes connected by a wormhole bridge. The artwork is a liquid analog of a theory proposed by cosmologists Juan Maldacena and Leonard Susskind. This conjecture asserts that “ER”, an Einstein-Rosen bridge or wormhole, is an example of “EPR”, the Einstein- Podolosky-Rosen paradox, otherwise known as quantum entanglement.