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Quantum Technology: From research to application (2015)


(2015, 64 pages, 6 Figures, ISBN: 978-3-8047-3343-5)

Those involved with quantum technology and their basic physical principles quickly come up against considerable challenges. Quantum physical effects do not directly correspond to our experience of daily life. It is difficult to comprehend that a particle can take two different paths if not observed in the interim and that the two particles, millions of light-years apart, can behave in the same way as if they were somehow linked by an invisible connection.

These phenomena have long been the subject of puzzlement in physics and have led to intensive debate, so it is to be expected that this report will prove challenging to many readers. Our objective is to demonstrate that it is worth considering the phenomenon of quantum physics and the technologies based on them as they are part of an already emerging field of specific applications and, in other areas, have the potential to substantially improve on current technological solutions.


Elmar König

Head of Department Science – Policy – Society, Head of Berlin Office

Phone 030 203 8997 - 865
E-Mail elmar.koenig (at)leopoldina.org