Monthly Archives: December 2010

Quantum computers

What, exactly, is a quantum computer? The word ‘quantum’ is often associated with stuff that’s small – atoms, quarks, photons. So you might think that a quantum computer is just a really, really small computer. And, in a sense, you’d

Quantum computers

What, exactly, is a quantum computer? The word ‘quantum’ is often associated with stuff that’s small – atoms, quarks, photons. So you might think that a quantum computer is just a really, really small computer. And, in a sense, you’d

Physics’ place in the sciences

This is a fridge magnet that my mum bought me, for the first year I lived out at university. I do still find the ideas funny. After all, as a physicist, I can tell you that sometimes it did feel

Physics’ place in the sciences

This is a fridge magnet that my mum bought me, for the first year I lived out at university. I do still find the ideas funny. After all, as a physicist, I can tell you that sometimes it did feel