You may have heard the word “quantum” bandied around a lot. But what does it mean? In this animation we take a look at how the photon – the quantum particle of light – is being harnessed to help create new technologies like quantum computers.
To do this researchers need to be able to create and use photons, bits of light, one at a time - it's no mean feat. Find out some of the different ways they can do this and how it might change our world.