Quantum Physics

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    The least physics you need is a lot in ‘Quantum Mechanics’

    Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman walk readers through the basics needed to understand the quantum realm.

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    Nobel laureates offer new interpretations of quantum mysteries

    Two Nobel laureates offer novel interpretations to explain the mysteries of quantum mechanics.

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    Quantum cryptography could shed test for hackers

    An added protection of a proposed quantum cryptography method makes eavesdropping nearly impossible.

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    Next-gen quantum teleportation in just 2 photons

    Researchers teleport quantum information between two photons instead of the standard three.

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    Major step taken toward error-free computing

    Physicists have achieved nearly perfect control over a bit of quantum information, bringing them a step closer to error-free computation.

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    Shor’s code-breaking algorithm inspired reflections on quantum information

    Twenty years ago, physicists met in Santa Fe to explore the ramifications of quantum information.

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    Excitons’ motions captured in images

    Scientists have observed how quasiparticles called excitons move.

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    Quantum experts discuss the measurement problem: A transcript from 1994

    A fairly complete transcript of a discussion about quantum physics on May 19, 1994, the last day of a workshop in Santa Fe, N.M., evolves into a more general discussion of the interpretation of quantum mechanics and the quantum measurement problem.

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    Quantum Physics

    Robert Redford film foretold Shor’s quantum computing bombshell

    Twenty years ago, Peter Shor showed how quantum computers could break secret codes, turning the movie Sneakers from fiction to fact.

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    Small step taken for quantum communication

    A single atom can change the state of a photon, which may help build quantum networks.

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    U.S. marches to tick of new clock

    The atomic clock NIST-F2 has launched as the country’s official civilian time and frequency standard.

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    Finding a quantum way to make free will possible

    Maybe quantum influences from the Big Bang make humans unpredictable, permitting the possibility of free will.