Category Archives: Quantum research

A spectrum of resources: from hot to quantum

How much coal do I need to put into my steam engine to get to Glasgow? How efficient can I make my power station? What’s the best way to cool down a cup of tea? The fundamental answers to these … Continue reading

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What does quantum mechanics tell us about reality?

In this blog post I will introduce a core philosophical issue at the heart of quantum mechanics, and some of the most popular resolutions to this problem. This will be a non-technical introduction – I will try to avoid jargon … Continue reading

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Do not get discouraged by the struggles of academia. There are plenty of success stories!

I have recently been appointed to the the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (in short, J. Phys. A).  J. Phys. A is a highly respected journal with a long history of seminal contributions to mathematical and theoretical physics, belonging … Continue reading

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Understanding resources in the quantum world

If you have ever asked a quantum researcher about their subject, you will have realised that our first response is to tell you that the quantum world is weird, spooky, and counter-intuitive. It cannot be explained easily because we only … Continue reading

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Computers designing quantum optics experiments

Quantum states can exhibit bizarre but powerful properties, such as being in a superposition or containing correlations not possible in classical physics. If these properties can be controlled, then they can be exploited in quantum technologies to dramatically transform computing, enable … Continue reading

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Can we freeze something at room temperature? Yes, quantum coherence!

  Happy 2017 from the Quanta Rei team! We close the current year with a guest post from our former member, long-time friend and collaborator Dr Rosario Lo Franco |RLF>   From the dawn of agriculture until the industrial revolution, all … Continue reading

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Would you rather be monogamous or faithful?

“When two systems enter into temporary physical interaction due to known forces between them, and when after a time of mutual influence the systems separate again, then they can no longer be described in the same way as before. I … Continue reading

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