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

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings

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.

    • video
    Nanotechnology Part 6 - Grand Vision

    Nanotechnology Part 6 - Grand Vision

    Part 6 of a series of podcasts on Quantum Nanotechnology. In this episode, Simon Benjamin talks about how we might go about creating a technology out of quantum material.

    • 8 min
    • video
    Nanotechnology Part 5 - Quantum Machine

    Nanotechnology Part 5 - Quantum Machine

    Part 5 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. In this episode we see how we might create a device made from Quantum particles.

    • 7 min
    • video
    Nanotechnology Part 4 - Experiment

    Nanotechnology Part 4 - Experiment

    Part 4 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Nanotechnology Part 3 - Atomic Cat

    Nanotechnology Part 3 - Atomic Cat

    Part 3 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. In this episode we see how to make a real world version of Schrodinger's Cat.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Nanotechnology Part 2 - A Cat's Tale

    Nanotechnology Part 2 - A Cat's Tale

    Part 2 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Nanotechnology Part 1 - Into the Nanoworld

    Nanotechnology Part 1 - Into the Nanoworld

    Part 1 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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.

biba200 ,

Well explained

Very well explained for a newbie like me.

Ajelgammal ,

Well done

Amazing work guys ;)

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