Quanta — tiny elementary particles with huge potential. Bosch is helping to drive innovation in the use of quantum technology.
Quantum technology at a glance
Quanta are the smallest building blocks of matter — they are even smaller than atoms. They follow special laws of physics and exhibit complex interactions, the technological potential of which has just begun to be explored over the past few decades. In the process, the elementary particles assume states that are sometimes difficult to imagine, for example superpositioning or entanglement.
The first generation of quantum technology is already starting to see use in our daily lives: in semiconductors, lasers, fiber-optic networks, or even in magnetic resonance imaging (MRT). And systems such as the global GPS satellite navigation network would be unthinkable without quantum physics.
In the meantime, Bosch is working on second generation quantum technologies such as quantum sensors. Here, quantum effects are not only applied; they are also deliberately manipulated. This paves the way for groundbreaking innovations in such fields as autonomous vehicles or medicine.
“A century has passed since Einstein’s era, and yet we’re still blown away by the effects of quantum physics — and the practical applications of quantum technology are bound to be even more astonishing.”