12/14/2012

Ask a Quantum Mechanic

Did you know plants use quantum mechanics every day? That quantum computers can hack the encryption used in online commerce? Or that a ‘quantum internet’ could someday teleport your emails? MIT’s Seth Lloyd discusses those and other quantum mysteries in this episode of “Ask a Quantum Mechanic.”

Segment Guests

Seth Lloyd

Seth Lloyd is a professor of quantum mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Programming the Universe (Knopf, 2006) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.