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Graphic showing the active centre of the enzyme and a mathematical formula that is central for the calculation. Credit: Visualisations: ETH Zurich

July 31, 2017

Science and the IT industry have high hopes for quantum computing, but descriptions of possible applications tend to be vague. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now come up with a concrete example that demonstrates what quantum computers will actually be able to achieve in the future.

Nature Materials patterned like this gyroid could help engineers to manipulate light into topological states in future fibre-optic devices. Credit: NIK SPENCER/Nature

July 19, 2017

Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing.

Visualization of a Quantum computer, electronic circuitry. Credit: Alfred Pasieka Getty Images

July 5, 2017

Two technologies may be on the verge of surpassing even the most powerful digital computers in a year or so, but key challenges remain unsolved.

From the blog

Epitaxy of advanced nanowire quantum devices

August 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Epitaxy of advanced nanowire quantum devices

Semiconductor nanowires are ideal for realizing various low-dimensional quantum devices. In particular, topological phases of matter hosting non-Abelian quasiparticles (such as anyons) can emerge when a semiconductor nanowire with strong spin-orbit coupling is brought into [...]

  • Elucidating reaction mechanisms on quantum computers

Elucidating reaction mechanisms on quantum computers

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Elucidating reaction mechanisms on quantum computers

We show how a quantum computer can be employed to elucidate reaction mechanisms in complex chemical systems, using the open problem of biological nitrogen fixation in nitrogenase as an example. We discuss how quantum computers [...]

  • Station Q's paper on quasiparticle poisoning is chosen Editors' Suggestion by APS Physical Review Letters

APS Physical Review Letters selects Station Q paper on quasiparticle poisoning as Editors’ Suggestion

March 29th, 2017|Comments Off on APS Physical Review Letters selects Station Q paper on quasiparticle poisoning as Editors’ Suggestion

We are pleased to announce that the American Physical Society (APS) journal, Physical Review Letters, has selected the Station Q paper, Transport Signatures of Quasiparticle Poisoning in a Majorana Island, as an Editors’ Suggestion. The [...]

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