Scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand have developed a groundbreaking method for manipulating quantum entangled particles while maintaining their inherent characteristics.

Professor Andrew Forbes and string theorist Robert de Mello Koch demonstrated a new technique for manipulating quantum-entangled particles while maintaining their inherent properties.

The study investigates how particles separated by significant distances influence each other's states through the phenomenon of quantum entanglement. 

The team examines Tony Skyrme's Skyrmion topology framework, suggesting it can categorize entangled states like distinguishing between spheres and doughnuts based on their holes.

The findings could pave the way for novel quantum communication protocols employing topology as a means for quantum information processing.

The research has the potential to revolutionize the way information is encoded and transmitted in quantum systems, especially when traditional methods are ineffective due to limited entanglement.

In the field of quantum physics, particles form pairs or groups and interact or share spatial proximity, preventing independent descriptions of their quantum states, even when they are far apart. 

Quantum entanglement challenges classical conceptions of physical laws by proposing the possibility of faster-than-light information transmission, which contradicts Einstein's theory of relativity. 

In order to carry out complex computations at speeds that are unattainable by classical computers, quantum computers make use of entangled states.

Quantum entanglement plays a crucial role in the advancement of secure communication systems such as quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution in the field of quantum communication.