A Molecular Approach to Quantum Computing

The technology behind the quantum computers of the future is fast developing, with several different approaches in progress. Many of the strategies, or "blueprints," for quantum computers rely on atoms or artificial atom-like electrical circuits. In a new theoretical study in the journal Physical Review X, Caltech demonstrates the benefits of a lesser-studied approach that relies not on atoms but molecules. One concept behind the new research comes from work performed nearly 20 years ago by Professor John Preskill, Professor Alexei Kitaev, and their colleague Daniel Gottesman. [Caltech story]

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Professor Alexei Kitaev

Professor Alexei Kitaev

Professor John Preskill

Professor John Preskill