Seeker examines how research into quantum computing may uncover more about the universe.

Scientists have built an advanced instrument with parts from a quantum computer that’s sensitive enough to listen for the signal of a dark matter particle. The Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) at the University of Washington is the world’s first dark matter experiment that’s hunting specifically for axions.

Quantum technology has the potential to revolutionize whole fields of computing; from cryptography to molecular modelling. But how do quantum computers work? Subscribe for regular science videos:

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Geek’s Lesson shares this full intro course on quantum physics.

Course Index:

  • Introduction to quantum mechanics (0:00)
  • The domain of quantum mechanics (16:21)
  • Key concepts in quantum mechanics (28:00)
  • A review of complex numbers (37:00)
  • Complex numbers examples (1:05:00)
  • Probability in quantum mechanics (1:18:00)
  • Probability distributions and their properties (1:29:00)
  • Variance of probability distributions (1:55:00)
  • Normalization of the wavefunction (2:9:00)
  • Position, velocity, and momentum from the wavefunction (2:37:00)
  • Introduction to the uncertainty principle (3:04:00)
  • Key concepts of QM, revisited (3:17:00)
  • Separation of variables and the Schrodinger equation (3:31:00)
  • Stationary solutions to the Schrodinger equation (4:03:00)
  • Superposition of stationary states (4:23:00)
  • Potential functions in the Schrodinger equation (4:54:00)
  • Infinite square well (particle in a box) (5:16:00)
  • Infinite square well states, orthogonality and completeness (Fourier series) (5:37:00)
  • Infinite square well example computations and simulation
  • Quantum harmonic oscillator via ladder operators
  • Quantum harmonic oscillator via power series
  • Free particles and the Schrodinger equation
  • Free particle wave packets and stationary states
  • Free particle wave packet example

Krysta Svore, principal researcher at Microsoft, demonstrates the new Microsoft Quantum Development Kit.

The Quantum Development Kit makes it easy for you to start experimenting with quantum computing now and includes: · A native, quantum-focused programming language called Q# · Local and Azure-hosted simulators for you to test your Q# solution · And sample Q# code and libraries to help you get started

In this demo, she walks through a few code examples and explains where quantum principles like superposition and entanglement apply. She explains how quantum communication works using teleportation as your first “Hello World” inspired program. And keep watching to see more complex computations with molecular hydrogen.  

Ever since my concussion three years ago, I have been fascinated by the brain and how to nourish it.

A major breakthrough in quantum tech allows us to see brain activity in far greater detail than ever before.

Pindex examines the fascinating research going on this space.