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Quantum Mechanics + Engineering = ?

  1. Sep 21, 2008 #1
    Quantum Mechanics + Engineering = ?????

    I really enjoy quantum mechanics but recently I've been looking at engineering, astronautical to be specific. I was wondering if there is some form of engineering that incorporates quantum mechanics. Thanks
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2008 #2
    Re: Quantum Mechanics + Engineering = ?????

    The answer is an emphatic "Yes." Pretty much anything in semiconductors and lasers would fall under this category. I doubt that there's much going on in aeronautical engineering, but QM is a major part of electrical engineering.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2008 #3
    Re: Quantum Mechanics + Engineering = ?????

    Just to follow up with Manchot's post, if your interested check out this research group's work:
    http://cqd.eecs.northwestern.edu/
    Just navigate to the research page and check out what they are doing.
     
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