It’s no secret that quantum science can be a bit noggin-boggling. The human brain isn’t intrinsically wired to comprehend things being in multiple states at once, or being mysteriously “entangled” across vast distances. If there’s one thing that everyone universally understands about quantum mechanics, it’s that quantum mechanics is not universally understood.
So we here at the Quantum Factory are always searching for easy-to-follow ways to explain quantum information science. Hence the cartoon below, “Quantum 101.” While it’s hardly a comprehensive examination of every facet of research at IQC, we hope it’s a helpful primer on the fundamentals behind quantum computing research. Plus the characters sound like robots from 1980s sci-fi movies, which is fun.