Cold atoms can be used to study the quantum behavior of light. The process of absorption and collective emission of photons is at the heart of several emerging physical phenomena. Clouds of cold atoms subjected to a light field of low intensity are an ideal tool to study them.
Quantum programming languages allow us to communicate with quantum hardware without directly programming them. Either by using these languages or by improving them, we can be active contributors to the field.
Quantum mechanical systems cannot be efficiently simulated on classical computers. We can, however, simulate one quantum system using a different quantum system that can be controlled to behave as the first one. Cold atoms are one of these controllable systems that can be used for quantum simulation.