Quantum Computing

Quantum classics: sounds from another realm

The connection between music and quantum technologies is deepening. Alex Meehan caught up with Dr Florian Carle to discuss the trend

Dr Florian Carle, of Yale University’s Quantum Institute: his work involves trying to improve the public understanding of quantum mechanics and he is the creator and producer of the Yale Quantum Institute’s artist-in-residence programme. Picture: Lotta Studio

What do you understand the term quantum computing to mean? If you’re like most people, you’re aware that there is a next-generation jump in computing power coming down the line that uses the properties of quantum mechanics to work. But just what quantum computers are, how they work and, most importantly, why you would want one, are more difficult questions to understand.

The answers require a brief detour into quantum mechanics. Classical computers work using ...