quantum information science

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quantum information science (uncountable)

  1. Information science adapted to deal with information held and/or handled by quantum systems, i.e., in which information is measured in qubits instead of classical bits.
    • 2013 January 6, Maximilian, Schlosshauer; Kofler Johannes, and Zeilinger Anton, “A Snapshot of Foundational Attitudes Toward Quantum Mechanics”, in arXiv.org[1], number 1301.1069v1, page 1:
      Foundational investigations in quantum mechanics, both experimental and theoretical, gave birth to the field of quantum information science. Nevertheless, the foundations of quantum mechanics themselves remain hotly debated in the scientific community, and no consensus on essential questions has been reached. [...]

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