Student Project

What experiment (laboratory equipment) in quantum theory lead to the development of quantum entanglement as it relates to Quantum Computing? 

I choose this research question because of an article I saw a couple of years ago on recent Nobel Prize winners of chemistry and physics. The award was for the creation of a Bose-Einstein condensate. It is analogous to a L.A.S.E.R. Instead of light particles, photons, the Bose-Einstein condensate is a coherent beam of larger particles called ions. The article went on to say the condensate was predicted by Albert Einstein back around 1905 but here was no way to produce it with the technology of the day. Further experimentation with the condensate lead to the entanglement states of the ions. This entanglement may lead to a new type of Quantum Computer. 

General Worksheet


1.    Quantum Computer                          Nano Computer                    Molecular Computer

2.     Physics Experiment                            Quantum Theory                  Quantum Entanglement            

3.   Nobel Laureate                      Nobel Physics                      Nobel Chemistry


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