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Can We Exploit the Weirdness of Quantum Mechanics?

Preskill, John (2013) Can We Exploit the Weirdness of Quantum Mechanics? Physics World, 26 (10). pp. 45-46. ISSN 0953-8585. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131202-091656426

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Quantum theory is over a century old, yet physicists continue to be perplexed and delighted by the weirdness of the quantum world. Whereas the laws of classical physics successfully explain the phenomena we experience every day, atoms and other tiny objects obey quantum laws that sometimes seem to defy common sense, baffling our feeble human minds. In the 21st century, we hope to put this weirdness to work by building quantum computers capable of performing amazing tasks.


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