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 November 8, 2017

Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

Just as in the macrocosm of space, in the microscopic quantum world, particles exhibit unique properties that do not align with the classical laws of physics as we know them.

The emerging field of quantum technologies allows scientists to work like magicians, using scientific “tricks” of quantum physics—physics at an extremely small scale—to gain advantages over technology created using classical physics principles. Quantum technologies include quantum computing, quantum sensing, and quantum simulation. For those fields, quantum physics can provide benefits such as speeding up database searches, factoring incredibly large numbers, or rapidly simulating complex molecules.