This month, Symmetry presents a series of articles on the past, present and future of quantum research—and its many connections to particle physics, astrophysics and computing.
Uncertainty, entanglement, spooky action: On the quantum scale, the universe doesn’t work the way you might expect.
Inventions like the transistor and laser changed the world. What changes will the second quantum revolution bring?
Quantum computers go beyond the binary.
Quantum information breaks the rules of classical information in a way that could allow us to answer questions that a classical computer cannot.
Scientists are exploring a variety of ways to make quantum bits. We may not need to settle on a single one.
Quantum computers could enable physicists to tackle questions even the most powerful computers cannot handle.
A technique from the newest generation of quantum sensors is helping scientists to use the limitations of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle to their advantage.
As we step into the quantum age, here are four things to know about quantum networks.
Black scientists have played important roles in the history of quantum physics. In this growing area of specialization, there’s an opportunity to continue that legacy.
Physicist Elmer Imes’ careful work to capture the spectra of molecules made clear the worth of the theory of quantum mechanics.
Engineers, physicists, computer scientists and more are needed for the second quantum revolution.