Superposition, entanglement, and raising Schrödinger's cat


  • **Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2012. We thank the Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, for permission to print this lecture.


Experimental control of quantum systems has been pursued widely since the invention of quantum mechanics. Today, we can in fact experiment with individual quantum systems, deterministically preparing superpositions and entanglements. In his Nobel lecture, D. J. Wineland gives an overview of this research which has led to the Nobel prize in physics in 2012**.