Books and Articles

Looking to do some reading? Here's a selection of articles to get you started. If you're looking to invest more time and mental energy, choose one from our recommended crop of popular science books on the quantum world.


Here's 'Quantum Computing 101" from the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Canada

Will we ever understand quantum theory, the BBC asks? (Spoiler: this piece points out that physicists don't comprehend everything either.)

Physicist and author Chad Orzel puts forward six things everyone should know about quantum physics

CQT's director, Artur Ekert, on quantum cryptography

A poster on what quantum computing is all about

News from Nature on the quest for a quantum computer

Arguments for - and against - the existence of parallel universes

Current thinking about Schrodinger's cat

News on the latest tests of spooky quantum entanglement

A feature in Scientific American explores the boundary between the quantum and classical worlds


Why not find a quantum book that suits you? Here are some reviews of good books about quantum theory:

Entanglement by Amir Aczel

Quantum by Jim Al-Khalili

Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You by Marcus Chown

The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution by John Gribbin

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics by George Johnson

Quantum by Manjit Kumar

Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd

A Brilliant Darkness by Joao Magueijo

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall

Quantum Physics – A first Encounter by Valerio Scarani

Decoding Reality by Vlatko Vedral