Category Archives: Superposition

Our Quantum Reality: A Physics-Art Project

Cross posted from FQXi’s blog: https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3253 I recently completed a collaborative art-physics project, with award-winning artist Joseph Namara Hollis, to produce a short, illustrated book about the quantum mechanical reality in which we live. From the start, this was an ambitious … Continue reading

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Why the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics is fantastic

Why many worlds? Quantum mechanics is often presented as being “our most successful theory ever”. Despite 100 years of stringent experimental tests it has never been proved wrong. It has been confirmed to an accuracy of 1 part in 1012 … Continue reading

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What does quantum mechanics tell us about reality? Part II

This blog post follows on from a previous post, “What does quantum mechanics tell us about reality”, in which I tried to give a balanced and non-technical overview of some of the interpretations of quantum mechanics. In this post I will … 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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A somewhat coherent post on a robust idea

[This is a guest post by our long-time friend and collaborator Marco Piani, cross-posted on his blog Quantum Rules] The word “coherence” has different meaning for different people. Most people may think of the notion of being logical and consistent, be it … Continue reading

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So, what are you researching? Connections between quantum entanglement and metrology

“So, what are you researching?” The dreaded question I am asked on countless occasion. From friends, family, acquaintances, this is a very natural question to ask of somebody doing a PhD – research is both their passion and their purpose. So … Continue reading

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