I am looking for a series of six illustrations for my upcoming ebook "quantum physics for everyone" (working title). The book explains the story behind quantum physics in plain, simple words without mathematics. The illustrations should be just that, descriptions, not scientific explanations. They are supposed to lead into each of the six chapters where I will explain the effect that is described by the illustration. Maybe in a SciFi style or a bit like paintings from Hieronymus Bosch or Salvador Dalí? I am open to all ideas. Quantum physics feels very strange and also fascinating to the human ratio and so should the illustrations. It's not necessary to be "exact" or "scientific". The images should have a similar, recognizable style. Ideally, at the same time they come in different colour shades that I can use in the layout of the different chapters (the final book will be made with iBooks Author). The target group is older than 16 years.
These are the six quantum effects:
1) Wave-particle-duality of light and matter
This paradigm describes the effect that a particle has wave-like properties, and vice versa. Often shown as a car driving "through" a tree with the left wheels going on the left side and the right wheels on the right side. It's almost like schizophrenia. The particles or waves do not know their true nature. They actually don't have a true nature, they are both at the same time. Sometimes they show this face and other times the other.
2) Superposition ("Schroedinger's Cat")
This paradigm describes the fact that a thing in the quantum world can have two opposite conditions at once. It can be dead and living at the same time. Or black and white, one and zero ... you get the idea. The superposition is destroyed in the moment an observer tries to measure or just "see" what the actual condition is.
3) Quantum Entanglement
Entanglement describes the phenomenon that there seems to be a strange connection between two entangled quantum states. How far the are from each other, if you do something on one part of the entangled pair, the other part will change too. At the very same moment.
4) Quantum teleportation
With quantum teleportation, it's possible to transfer the exact state of one quantum system to another. After the teleportation, the target system will be indistinguishable from the source. If something cannot be distinguished, we can also say it's "the same". It's like we know it from "Star Trek" - but no matter is transported in this way but only quantum information.
5) Quantum cryptography
Quantum cryptography is an "absolutely" secure way of communicating because it's using quantum properties. This guarantees that no tampering of the transmitted message is possible. The receiver will always see if someone opened the envelope of the message.
6) Quantum computers
Quantum computers could be extremely powerful because they have one advantage: They solve a problem for ALL possible variables at once. A normal computer calculates "3 + 5". A quantum computer could be able to make a universal addition of two values for any two values in just one step.