Wednesday, July 3, 2013

✭✭✭✭✭ Historical, Scientific, Hysterical View of Quantum Information

Second Amazon five-star review of my book, Schrödinger's Killer App, and this one is not written by my sister or any other close relative!

"Quantum computing is one of the most popular and well-funded ideas in modern physics research. This book explains, in a lively way, the ideas behind this field, its history, and colorful characters who are playing a role in making QC a reality. It starts with an overview of quantum mechanics so you can appreciate why people are going through so much trouble to make a quantum computer. Before you know it you're learning (and understanding) advanced quantum information, and how science is done in the government and academic worlds.

If you are a high school student thinking of becoming a scientist, a teacher who wants to liven up the standard curriculum, a science lover, a fan of sci-fi, considering investing in a quantum computer "company," or just love good writing, you'll want to read this book. However, if you like dry, long-winded, opaque academic writing, you're going to have to find another author.

Physicists in the field should attend a lecture by Prof. Dowling before reading this book for full effect. Knowing his personality amplifies the hilarity of his stories."

— Ellie Arroway, 29 June 2013

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