What happens inside “the most spooky, weird kind of science?”

What happens inside

Quantum physics is weird. There’s no getting around it. For example, Alessandro Rossi explains how he uses quantum bits — qubits — in quantum computers to perform precise calculations faster than any other kind of computer. It’s possible because qubits can exist in two states at the same time.

Quantum computers can even simulate chemical reactions. This is because the components of the computer work the same way that atoms and molecules do. That’s especially crazy because one strange thing about quantum physics is that at the atomic level, everything stops working according to the known laws of physics.

But it doesn’t stop there. Rossi goes into the movement of single electrons and how that works, too— electrons usually move in groups within the atom or their movement is used in the bonding of molecules. The idea of moving one single electron is pretty out there. 

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