Who said light only had to travel in boring waves or particles? Not Harvard. Its researchers have found a way to spin light into complex states that promise breakthroughs in multiple fields. They've built metasurfaces whose elaborate optics combine two kinds of light momentum (orbital angular and spin angular) to send light into corkscrews, spirals or even
Topic: Quantum Computing
The 4th International Conference on Quantum Technologies held in Moscow last month was supposed to put the spotlight on Google, who were preparing to give a lecture on a 49-qubit quantum computer they have in the works. A morning talk presented by Harvard University's Mikhail Lukin, however, upstaged that evening's event with a small announcement of his
For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that clients who possess only classical computers-and no quantum devices-can outsource computing tasks to quantum servers that perform blind quantum computing. "Blind" means the quantum servers do not have full information about the tasks they are computing, which ensures that the clients' computing tasks are
Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C. The rocket placed Micius in a Sun-synchronous orbit so that it passes over the same point on Earth at the same time each day. Micius is a highly sensitive
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has selected the University of Southern California to lead a consortium of universities and private companies to build quantum computers that are at least 10,000 times faster than the best state-of-the-art classical computers.
Scientists have long dreamed of developing quantum computers, machines that rely on arcane laws of physics to perform tasks far beyond the capability of today’s strongest supercomputers. In theory such a machine could create mathematical models too complex for standard computers, vastly extending the range and accuracy of weather forecasts and financial
Instead of creating quantum computers based on qubits that can each adopt only two possible options, scientists have now developed a microchip that can generate "qudits" that can each assume 10 or more states, potentially opening up a new way to creating incredibly powerful quantum computers, a new study finds.
Fittingly, while we do know a little about 'what', we actually know little about 'where' (in time) we will get commercially viable quantum computers. The 'what' includes massively increased computational power. The 'when' is thought to be some time within the next 15 to 30 years.
Quantum computers finally seem to be coming of age with promises of "quantum supremacy" by the end of the year. But there’s a problem-very few people know how to work them.
China builds ten qubit quantum computer, they will scale to 20 qubits by end of this year and could beat the performance of any regular computer next year with a 30 qubit system.