Better understanding quantum mechanics

Author and project

Marcell Berta
Project Alpha (2021)


Quantum mechanics is a new field, as such, it can be a bit difficult to understand for someone who didn’t learn about it previously, especially if they don’t have a background in physics or mathematics.

Therefore I’d like to provide some useful sources to help people better understand the concepts.

Understanding Quantum Mechanics by Sabine Hossenfelder

Sabine Hossenfelder has a PhD in physics and is presently a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS). She is author of the book “Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray” (Basic Books, 2018) and blogs at

In this video series she talks about common misconceptions and misunderstandings about quantum mechanics.

How Does a Quantum Computer Work? by Veritasium

Veritasium is an educational scientific YouTube channel, talking about a wide variety of things.

This video gives a really good idea about how Quantum Computers work and what’s their significance.

Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell is a YouTube channel that creates educational content with a unique animation style. They are known for their credibility and interesting videos. In this video they also talk about Quantum Computers, however they are focusing more on the history of computing, compared to Veritasium’s video.

How To Make a Quantum Bit by Veritasium

This is the follow up video of Veritasium’s other video, this one deals with qubits specifically, and tries to present the physics behind the processes.