When it comes to physics experiments, quantum simulations aren’t quite the real thing – but in some cases they’re much closer than you’d expect.
Quantum entanglement is the stuff of sci-fi, advanced physics research and, increasingly, technology used by governments, banks and the military.
A multitude of experiments have shown the mysterious phenomena of quantum mechanics to be how the universe functions. The scientists behind these experiments won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics.
The quantum nature of light can be harnessed for a variety of purposes.
So far researchers have only been able to control a handful of qubits — the basic units of information in a quantum computer. A new approach could help them control millions at a time.
The world’s biggest gravitational wave observatory is now probing the limits of quantum mechanics.
Quantum microscopes reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see.
Entangled photons have been used for the first time to encode information in a hologram, which could lead to improved medical diagnosis and speed up the advance of quantum technologies.
Chinese American physicist Wu worked on the Manhattan Project and performed groundbreaking experiments throughout her long career.
New research shows how the next generation of ultra-secure communication could be possible with existing infrastructure.
The Micius satellite has enabled messages with unbreakable encryption to be sent 1,200km.
Experiment produces thousands of entangled atoms, raising hopes that we can soon create real quantum computers.
We usually think of quantum entanglement in the realm of atomic systems, but now it’s been scaled up to relatively massive objects. This opens the door to new kinds of technology.
The Force in Star Wars may be a form of quantum entanglement. Here’s how.
As companies make quantum computers available through their cloud services, take a look at what it means for computing to move beyond classical mechanics and into quantum physics.
Einstein called entanglement “spooky action at a distance”. But now it’s been used to design an incredibly sensitive detection method for gravitational waves.
The Micius satellite will encrypt data using fundamental laws of physics rather than crackable codes.
Testing the bizarre theory of quantum mechanics isn’t easy, but scientists are making progress.
Scientists say they’ve have closed the loopholes on an experiment that tests a half-century old theory in quantum mechanics.So what does it reveal?
As hackers get more sophisticated in their cyber crime efforts we need to look to new technology to make our systems more secure, and potentially unhackable. So how can quantum physics help?