Quantum Engineering: Embracing the Future with Cutting-Edge Technology

In summary, the conversation discusses the topic of quantum engineering and its potential applications in the future. The speaker is a 1st year student studying this subject and is seeking advice on whether this is a good career choice. They also mention the existence of quantum engineering programs in universities and how it differs from traditional device physics.
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tukoshi
Hello. I am a new member of this forum.
My name's Patrick and I'm 1st year Wrocław University of Science and Technology student.
I decided to study, as in title, quantuum engineering, because I think, saying succinctly, everything in the future will be based on quantuum technology - AIs, nanobot clouds, cryptology, bionanoengineering(is there even a word like that?), space nanobot mines and a lot of things somehow related to this - probably there are so many possibilites to use that technology that no man on Earth would name them all in these times. Please tell me neither I'm a dreamer nor I'm making a good choice.
Thanks for your advices. :D
 
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tukoshi said:
I'm 1st year Wrocław University of Science and Technology student.
Welcome to the PF. :smile:

Since you are now at University, do you have a faculty advisor? It is probably a good idea for you to run these questions past him/her. They will be able to guide you to the best set of courses and the best major(s) to pursue to meet your career goals. :smile:
 
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tukoshi said:
Hello. I am a new member of this forum.
My name's Patrick and I'm 1st year Wrocław University of Science and Technology student.
I decided to study, as in title, quantuum engineering, because I think, saying succinctly, everything in the future will be based on quantuum technology - AIs, nanobot clouds, cryptology, bionanoengineering(is there even a word like that?), space nanobot mines and a lot of things somehow related to this - probably there are so many possibilites to use that technology that no man on Earth would name them all in these times. Please tell me neither I'm a dreamer nor I'm making a good choice.
Thanks for your advices. :D

We have been doing "quantum engineering" ever since the first solid-state transistor was invented.

Zz.
 
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ZapperZ said:
We have been doing "quantum engineering" ever since the first solid-state transistor was invented.

Zz.
That is sort of true. However, I suspect the OP is referring to e.g. the various PhD programs in quantum engineering that have started to appear (at least in Europe).
Examples in the UK include the CDT in Quantum Engineering in Bristol and the CDT in Delivering Quantum Technologies at UCL.
In all of these cases "quantum engineering" mainly refers to technologies that somehow use quantum entanglement and/or superposition (quantum computing, atomic clocks, QKD etc) for "real world" applcations. Hence, it is quite distinct from "classical" device physics such as transistors.
 

Related to Quantum Engineering: Embracing the Future with Cutting-Edge Technology

1. What is quantum engineering?

Quantum engineering is an interdisciplinary field that combines principles from quantum mechanics, engineering, and computer science to develop new technologies and applications. It focuses on harnessing the unique properties of quantum systems, such as superposition and entanglement, to create more powerful and efficient devices.

2. How is quantum engineering different from traditional engineering?

Traditional engineering is based on classical physics, which describes the behavior of large-scale objects. Quantum engineering, on the other hand, deals with the behavior of particles at the atomic and subatomic level. This allows for the creation of devices with capabilities that are not possible with classical engineering.

3. What are some potential applications of quantum engineering?

Quantum engineering has a wide range of potential applications, including quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum sensing, and quantum cryptography. It also has the potential to revolutionize fields such as drug discovery, materials science, and energy production.

4. What are the current challenges in quantum engineering?

One of the main challenges in quantum engineering is controlling and manipulating quantum systems without causing them to lose their delicate quantum properties. Another challenge is scaling up quantum devices to work with larger and more complex systems. Additionally, there is still much to be understood about the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics.

5. How will quantum engineering impact the future?

Quantum engineering has the potential to greatly impact the future by enabling the development of more powerful and efficient technologies. It could lead to breakthroughs in various industries, from healthcare and transportation to finance and security. It also has the potential to drive advancements in our understanding of the universe and could pave the way for a new era of scientific discovery.

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