6 episodes

Weird new possibilities emerge as we explore the nanoworld, the universe at the length scale of a billionth of a metre. Here the theory of quantum mechanics bewilders our everyday common sense, as Erwin Schrödinger famously expressed when he imagined a cat that was both dead and alive at the same time! Now Dr Simon Benjamin shows us how experts in physics, chemistry and materials science are working together to harness this strange reality. Underlying their research is the promise of building what may be the most exotic and powerful technology ever conceived: the quantum computer.

Caging Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum Nanotechnology Oxford University

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Weird new possibilities emerge as we explore the nanoworld, the universe at the length scale of a billionth of a metre. Here the theory of quantum mechanics bewilders our everyday common sense, as Erwin Schrödinger famously expressed when he imagined a cat that was both dead and alive at the same time! Now Dr Simon Benjamin shows us how experts in physics, chemistry and materials science are working together to harness this strange reality. Underlying their research is the promise of building what may be the most exotic and powerful technology ever conceived: the quantum computer.

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4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

biba200 ,

Well explained

Very well explained for a newbie like me.

nmg1217 ,

Good For Non-Scientists

Benjamin explains some fundamental issues in quantum mechanics well, and how he hopes to use QM practically. I had only two small gripes. 1. It did not need to be six parts. 2. It is already several years old, so if progress was possible as quickly as he suggests, this podcast would be out of date.

Ajelgammal ,

Well done

Amazing work guys ;)

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