First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

Technology
First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computerFebruary 1, 2017Prototype of the core of a trapped ion quantum computer. Credit: Ion Quantum Technology Group, University of SussexAn international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. This huge leap forward towards creating a universal quantum computer is published today (1 February 2017) in the influential journal Science Advances (1). It has long been known that such a computer would revolutionise industry, science and commerce on a similar scale as the invention of ordinary computers. But this new work features the actual industrial blueprint to construct such a large-scale machine, more powerful in solving certain problems than any computer…
Read More