Posted in Center News: Monday, November 26, 2012
With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.
Quantum computers are devices — still largely theoretical — that could perform certain types of computations much faster than classical computers; one way they might do that is by exploiting “spin,” a property of tiny particles of matter. A “spin chain,” in turn, is a standard model that physicists use to describe systems of quantum particles, including some that could be the basis for quantum computers.
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