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Physics World magazine: March 2013 special issue

Physics World

Download the March 2013 issue of Physics World, which is a special issue devoted to some of the most interesting cutting-edge work at the frontiers of quantum physics.

The cover was specially commissioned by us in the style of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and shows Alice and Bob (the names given by convention to those sending and receiving quantum signals) peering into an ever-weirder quantum world. The illustration echoes a similar image that graced the cover of our last special issue on quantum physics exactly 15 years ago this month. That one was also commissioned by us and was voted in 2008 by Physics World readers as one of our favourite covers of all time.

  • Read about the fascinating new paradigm of "weak measurement".
  • Find out how quantum physics is being applied to biology.
  • See how cold atoms can be used to simulate the quantum world.
  • Learn how entanglement can be used for secure satellite communication.
  • Explore the impact of quantum physics on popular culture.

Don't forget that if you want to read Physics World each month, you can do so through our digital issue, which can be accessed online or via our Apple and Android apps, simply by becoming a member of the Institute of Physics. You can join the Institute of Physics as an IOPimember quickly and easily online by visiting the Institute's website. IOPimember includes an annual digital subscription to Physics World. This month's digital issue contains a series of special quantum-related audio and video material.

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