When you think of quantum technology, you think of quantum computers. Or science fiction, light sabres and half-dead cats. But quantum technology is more than the chase for the quantum computer. The second quantum revolution is about breaking boundaries and taming nature’s smallest building blocks. What emerges is a superlative technology: smaller, faster, safer, more precise. And not to forget: more incomprehensible.
Today we are talking about latex. Flexible, adapts to any shape, but sometimes a bit uncomfortable, especially for beginners. If you don’t think of black, tight-fitting clothes when you think of latex, you’re definitely a nerd. We are talking about the word processing programme LaTeX – probably the most important and most widely used tool among scientists.
What better words to start a blog about physics than these? Ok, granted, “Hello World!” comes more from computer science. But as a theoretical physicist, I live at the intersection of physics, math, and computer science, and since it fits so nicely, that will have to do.