Books and Articles

Looking to do some reading? Here’s a selection of articles to get you started. If you’re looking to invest more time and mental energy, choose one from our recommended crop of popular science books on the quantum world.

Articles

You’ll find the latest news and articles in Scientific American’s section devoted to quantum physics
http://www.scientificamerican.com/topic.cfm?id=quantum-physics

CQT has its own quantum briefing room
http://www.quantumlah.org/outreach/forpublic/research

Here’s “Quantum Computing 101" from the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Canada
http://iqc.uwaterloo.ca/welcome/quantum-computing-101

Will we ever understand quantum theory, the BBC asks? (Spoiler: this piece points out that physicists don't comprehend everything either.)
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130124-will-we-ever-get-quantum-theory

Physicist and author Chad Orzel puts forward six things everyone should know about quantum physics
http://www.forbes.com/sites/chadorzel/2015/07/08/six-things-everyone-sho...

CQT’s director, Artur Ekert, on quantum cryptography
http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue35/features/ekert/index

A poster on what quantum computing is all about
http://www.qi.damtp.cam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/OD2_WhatareQCs.gif

News from Nature on the quest for a quantum computer
http://www.nature.com/news/physics-quantum-computer-quest-1.16457

Arguments for - and against - the existence of parallel universes
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/are-parallel-universes-un...

Current thinking about Schrodinger's cat
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gravity-kills-schroedinger-s-cat/

News on the latest tests of spooky quantum entanglement
http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-spookiness-passes-toughest-test-yet-1...

A feature in Scientific American explores the boundary between the quantum and classical worlds
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bringing-schrodingers-q...

Books

Why not find a quantum book that suits you? Here are some reviews of good books about quantum theory:

Entanglement by Amir Aczel
http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/think-nonlocally

Quantum by Jim Al-Khalili
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/100034.Quantum

Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You by Marcus Chown
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/paperbacks...

The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/11/quantum-mechanics-d...

The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5096882-the-age-of-entanglement

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/98685.Genius

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution by John Gribbin
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/9188438/Erwin-Schro...

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics by George Johnson
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/258459.Strange_Beauty

Quantum by Manjit Kumar
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/15/quantum-physics-einstein-boh...

Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/331680.Programming_the_Universe

A Brilliant Darkness by Joao Magueijo
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/01/cracking-the-majora...

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=413835

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/09/an-insiders-guide-t...

Quantum Physics – A first Encounter by Valerio Scarani
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/100028.Quantum_Physics

Decoding Reality by Vlatko Vedral
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/03/the-universe-is-a-q...