Testing quantum mechanics in Space

August, 2021

On 2nd August 2021, the journal Nature published a Comment by TEQ partners Angelo Bassi, Mauro Paternostro, Hendrik Ulbricht alongside other colleagues titled "Test quantum mechanics in space". The article brings to the attention of the scientific community the need to invest resources in research aimed at testing the limits of quantum physics through experiments in Space.
Unlike experiments on Earth, Space offers conditions (primarily the almost absolute absence of gravity) that allow physical systems to develop freely for much longer time.

These are experiments that will take decades to carry out, given their complexity. Verifying the limits of quantum mechanics will consolidate or revolutionize the approach to quantum technologies, for example with regard to the development of increasingly powerful quantum computers.

Read the article here: Test quantum mechanics in space — invest US$1 billion (nature.com)