Friday, May 31, 2013


My book is inspiring people in Djakarta to get Schrödinger's-Killer-App-Cat Tattoos! (Cattoos!?)

I wonder if Scott Aaronson's book is inspiring people in Djibouti to get Democritus tattoos (Democritoos!?)


"Fergus is a medical physicist who worked with Ionizing Radiation. He is also very fascinated by the philosophy of physics, which is why he has this 'Schrödinger's cat tattoo Killer App: Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer'. Schrödinger, which he believes "the concept of uncertainty is very good show." As if a Schrödinger cat tattoo is just is not cool enough alone, see that it also includes the radiation warning symbol and that the box is, fittingly, one of the many impossible boxes, as designed by MC Escher."

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stephen Hawking Reviews my Book?

As far as I can tell, this is a review of my book by Stephen Hawking....

Quantum Radar!

Super-Resolving Quantum Radar: Coherent-State Sources with Homodyne Detection Suffice to Beat the Diffraction Limit

There has been much recent interest in quantum metrology for applications to sub-Raleigh ranging and remote sensing such as in quantum radar. For quantum radar, atmospheric absorption and diffraction rapidly degrades any actively transmitted quantum states of light, such as N00N states, so that for this high-loss regime the optimal strategy is to transmit coherent states of light, which suffer no worse loss than the linear Beer's law for classical radar attenuation, and which provide sensitivity at the shot-noise limit in the returned power. We show that coherent radar radiation sources, coupled with a quantum homodyne detection scheme, provide both longitudinal and angular super-resolution much below the Rayleigh diffraction limit, with sensitivity at shot-noise in terms of the detected photon power. Our approach provides a template for the development of a complete super-resolving quantum radar system with currently available technology.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Schrödinger's Killer App!

The eBook has been available for download since May 1st and print version comes out in two weeks.

Let the games begin!

Schrödinger's Killer App — Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer

By Jonathan P. Dowling

To Be Published May 14th 2013 by Taylor & Francis – 453 pages