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Qubit Queries

Preparing computational algorithms for the day when quantum computers can handle them.
August 1, 2018
Qubit Queries

Perhaps not surprisingly, quantum phenomena, such as the interactions between conducting electrons in a solid, are best calculated by a quantum-computer algorithm.

“Some of these algorithms are likely to be real game changers.”- Rolando Somma, Los Alamos Scientist

Partial quantum computers already exist—machines that offer a particular mechanism for working with qubits, allowing them to do a subset of the tasks a true quantum computer could do—and Los Alamos is one of the few institutions that has one. For both the partial quantum computer already on site and the true quantum computer of the future, Los Alamos’s Rolando Somma is working to develop the algorithms needed to unleash the full potential.

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