Documentary: Taming the Quantum World

Summary: 

A popular-science documentary Taming the Quantum World concerning QIPC research activities in Europe has been produced by Masto Media ApS at the beginning of 2014. The production was initiated by QIPC Coordination Action QUROPE several yers ago.

 

Taming the Quantum World poster A popular-science documentary Taming the Quantum World concerning QIPC research activities in Europe has been produced by Masto Media ApS (youtube channel) at the beginning of 2014. The production of this documentary was initiated by QIPC Coordination Action QUROPE (predecessor of the current Coordination Action QUTE-EUROPE) several yers ago. A trailer and a video-on-demand format of the whole movie featuring Nicolas Gisin, Anton Zeilinger, Rainer Blatt and others is available here.
 

 

Documentary abstract:  In recent years physicists have been developing a new type of computer; the quantum computer. It will revolutionize computer technology by harnessing the mysterious quantum physics. Quantum computers will be able to generate virtual realities that could become a vehicle for addressing critical issues such as global warming and what the ultimate fate of the universe will be.
The quantum computer utilizes the strange quantum phenomena superposition and entanglement. These are phenomena that Danish physicist Niels Bohr discussed with Albert Einstein with much fervour. But even for those two these phenomena were hard to grasp - because quantum physics flies in the face of common sense.