Books and Articles

Looking to learn more about quantum physics? Here’s a selection of reading to get you started. 


You’ll find the latest news and articles in Scientific American’s section devoted to physics:

Here’s “Quantum Computing 101″ from the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Canada:

And all the latest quantum computing news from the tech-writers at Wired:

What about the prospect of a quantum internet? Nature looked into it when China launched a quantum satellite:

Will we ever understand quantum theory, the BBC asks? (Spoiler: this piece points out that physicists don't comprehend everything either.)

Physicist and author Chad Orzel puts forward six things everyone should know about quantum physics

What is quantum cryptography? Popular Science has a guide:

What are the ultimate physical limits of privacy? CQT’s director Artur Ekert co-authored a feature

The New York Times reports on experiments that closed loopholes in measurements of "spooky action"

Arguments for - and against - the existence of parallel universes

Current thinking about Schrodinger's cat

A feature in Scientific American explores the boundary between the quantum and classical worlds



Why not find a quantum book that suits you? Here are some reviews of good books about quantum theory:

Entanglement by Amir Aczel

Quantum by Jim Al-Khalili

Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You by Marcus Chown

The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution by John Gribbin

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics by George Johnson

Quantum by Manjit Kumar

Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd

A Brilliant Darkness by Joao Magueijo

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall

Quantum Physics – A first Encounter by Valerio Scarani

Decoding Reality by Vlatko Vedral