"We need a huge sensitivity improvement to go from detecting black hole mergers to detecting quieter phenomena, even gravitational waves from the beginning of the universe. As it turns out, the same tools that people use to figure out how to do quantum computing without a lot of errors can be used to make quantum measurements better."
"The ability to control the quantum state of atoms, molecules, materials, and light is the more fundamental technology, and in some ways, building quantum computers is really an application of it."
"Quantum computers will help us to get a better grasp of [new laws of physics] by allowing us to simulate quantum phenomena that would otherwise just be too hard to study."
"Usually the real-life answers are much cooler than the ones that we make up in our head."
"If you can infuse stories with some cool science—not just facts but some really cool science—and start building a bridge of trust between the academic side and the entertainment industry, I think it can pay off a lot."
Ask a Caltech Expert: Nai-Chang Yeh
"Frontier technologies are intertwined with quantum science. If we want technology to progress steadily, the development of quantum materials is extremely important."
"Quantum materials are not only useful for quantum technology but also for a wide range of applications, such as metrology, sustainability, biomedical and environmental applications, communications, and consumer products."
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