By Matin Durrani
If you’re a member of the Institute of Physics, you’ll have had access for almost a week now to the March 2013 special issue of Physics World on quantum physics – either in print or through our digital issue, which you can access online or via our apps for smartphones and tablets (free from the App Store and Google Play).
But as we know how fascinating so many of you find the quantum world – with all that talk of quantum entanglement, Schrödinger’s cat and spooky action at a distance – we felt we wanted to share the issue more widely. So from today we’re making the issue available as a free downloadable PDF.
Of course, the PDF doesn’t have all the goodies of the digital issue, which this month includes some exclusive quantum-related audio and video content. But there’s still plenty to get stuck into, including a look at the fascinating new paradigm of “weak measurement”, the application of quantum physics to biology, the use of cold atoms to simulate the quantum world, and the use of entanglement for completely secure satellite communication.
Two other articles examine the impact of quantum physics on popular culture and among the physics community itself.
And by downloading the PDF you get to look more closely at our specially commissioned Alice and Bob cover.
Remember that if you want to read Physics World every month, you can join the Institute of Physics as an IOPimember quickly and easily online by visiting the Institute’s website. IOPimembership includes an annual digital subscription to Physics World.