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Caging Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum Nanotechnology

Weird new possibilities emerge as we explore the nanoworld, the universe at the length scale of a billionth of a metre. Here the theory of quantum mechanics bewilders our everyday common sense, as Erwin Schrödinger famously expressed when he imagined a cat that was both dead and alive at the same time! Now Dr Simon Benjamin shows us how experts in physics, chemistry and materials science are working together to harness this strange reality. Underlying their research is the promise of building what may be the most exotic and powerful technology ever conceived: the quantum computer.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Nanotechnology Part 6 - Grand Vision Part 6 of a series of podcasts on Quantum Nanotechnology. In this episode, Simon Benjamin talks about how we might go about creating a technology out of quantum material. Simon C. Benjamin 11 Jan 2010
2 Nanotechnology Part 5 - Quantum Machine Part 5 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. In this episode we see how we might create a device made from Quantum particles. Simon C. Benjamin 17 Aug 2009
3 Nanotechnology Part 4 - Experiment Part 4 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. Simon C. Benjamin 02 Dec 2008
4 Nanotechnology Part 3 - Atomic Cat Part 3 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. In this episode we see how to make a real world version of Schrodinger's Cat. Simon C. Benjamin 29 Sep 2008
5 Nanotechnology Part 2 - A Cat's Tale Part 2 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. Simon C. Benjamin 26 Sep 2008
6 Nanotechnology Part 1 - Into the Nanoworld Part 1 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. Simon C. Benjamin 26 Sep 2008