This book is an original first approach to quantum physics, the core of modern physics. It combines the competence of a well-known researcher in quantum information science and the freshness in style of two high school students.Quantum physics is known to be challenging for two reasons: it describes counter-intuitive phenomena and employs rather advanced mathematics. The description of "traditional" quantum phenomena (the structure of atoms and molecules, the properties of solids, the zoology of sub-atomic particles) does indeed involve the whole formalism. However, some other striking phenomena, somehow the most "typically quantum" ones, can be described using only high school mathematical skills. This approach exploits this fact, thus making it possible for a beginner to tackle mind-boggling experiments like teleportation and the violation of Bell's inequalities, and practice notions like superposition, entanglement and decoherence.
Introducing Quantum Physics with Polarization; Quantum Cryptography; Quantum Cloning; Quantum Teleportation; Quantum Correlations and Bell's Inequalities; The GHZ Argument for Quantum Correlations; Measurement and Decoherence; Other Two-Level Systems; Link with More Traditional Presentations of Quantum Physics.