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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Magic state distillation with low space overhead and optimal asymptotic input count
In our quest for topological quantum computing with Majorana zero modes, one missing piece is the efficient, high-quality creation of magic states to perform the π/8 (or “T” gate). Our new paper, Magic State Distillation with Low [...]