Taming the Quanta

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Presenter: Martin Plenio

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Devices are now reaching the realm where individual structures are made up of only a few atoms so that quantum mechanics, the theory of the very small, is playing a crucial role. The inevitable quantum fluctuations produce noise which was initially expected to be an obstacle for technological progress.