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Re: Quantum Computers, Part 1: A Simple Understanding
Posted by: David Vranicar 2011-11-02 08:04:13
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The goings-on of the quantum world elude our sight and, for a lot of us, our understanding. But you don't need an Einsteinian grasp of physics to see that the quantum world is playing a bigger and bigger role in modern technology. Be it the researcher in Denmark controlling atoms with lasers or the company in Canada already building quantum computers, the quantum world has begun its migration from theory to technology. Good luck finding a nice, clean entry point to discuss quantum computers.


Einsteinian nausea
Posted by: JohnDun 2011-11-02 08:21:21 In reply to: David Vranicar
"But you don't need an Einsteinian grasp of physics to see that the quantum world..."

Such praising of Einstein beyond any measure causes nausea already. He did not even understand Quantum Mechanics, let along inventing it! Mentioning him in the context of this article seems just ugly.

Quantum Mechanics was invented, on the qualitative level, by Plank, who first introduced and successfully used the formula E=hf. Thus the idea of energy quanta originates from Plank. The first mathematically sound quantum theory was introduced by Heisenberg. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics exactly for the creation of quantum mechanics!

Why the author mentions Einstein? Why the author fails to mention real creators, Plank and Heisenberg?

Max Planck invented E=hf, not Einstein
Posted by: JohnDun 2011-11-02 08:47:11 In reply to: JohnDun
Sorry for the misprint though, it should be Max Planck of course.
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