The Royal Society

Meet the team – Quantum computing

Posted by on 5 July 2011

Professor Jim Al-Khalili’s full profile can be found on the Scientist page

The rest of the team in this exhibit include…

Professor Ben Murdin, University of Surrey
What discovery or invention could you really not live without?
My favourite invention is the laser. They are so beautiful, so useful, so surprising and yet so obvious (thanks to Einstein who made it obvious) – the proposal for the existence of stimulated emission is just the symmetric reversal of absorption. I wouldn’t be able to do almost any of the experiments I do now without them.

Another partner for this exhibit includes University College London.