MIT News - Quantum computing

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08/08/2018 05:00 PM
President Reif urges “farsighted national strategy” to address China competition
New York Times op-ed by MIT president says a national focus on innovation and research is more effective than only playing defense on trade practices.

06/05/2018 09:45 PM
Quantum physics student leaving MIT on a high note
Math and physics major Shaun Datta wraps up four years of pushing himself beyond his comfort zone by singing a cappella with the MIT Logarhythms.

04/19/2018 05:20 PM
From blank verse to blockchain
Ryan Robinson '17 launched his startup with skills from both the humanities and engineering.

03/28/2018 09:00 PM
Center for Theoretical Physics celebrates 50 years
Symposium explores how novel ideas and experiments are advancing many areas of theoretical physics in newly interconnected ways.

03/19/2018 05:00 PM
Physicists discover new quantum electronic material
With an atomic structure resembling a Japanese basketweaving pattern, “kagome metal” exhibits exotic, quantum behavior.

03/08/2018 03:00 PM
Scientists gain new visibility into quantum information transfer
Advance holds promise for “wiring” of quantum computers and other systems, and opens new avenues for understanding basic workings of the quantum realm.

03/05/2018 04:00 PM
Insulator or superconductor? Physicists find graphene is both
When rotated at a "magic angle," graphene sheets can form an insulator or a superconductor.

02/15/2018 06:59 PM
Physicists create new form of light
Newly observed optical state could enable quantum computing with photons.

11/29/2017 06:00 PM
Scientists demonstrate one of largest quantum simulators yet, with 51 atoms
New technique manipulates atoms into antiferromagnetic state.

10/11/2017 08:40 PM
Grad students earn Department of Energy computational fellowships
Ahrens, Rathbun, Silmore, and Wei are recognized for tackling complex science and engineering problems of national importance.

07/27/2017 06:00 PM
Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing
New approach yields long-lasting configurations that could provide long-sought “qubit” material.

06/16/2017 07:00 PM
Toward optical quantum computing
Prototype device enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature.

05/26/2017 08:59 AM
Toward mass-producible quantum computers
Process for positioning quantum bits in diamond optical circuits could work at large scales.

05/05/2017 03:59 AM
Sandwiched between superconductors, graphene adopts exotic electronic states
Platform may be used to explore avenues for quantum computing.

02/27/2017 05:00 AM
From football to physics
Zachary Hulcher, Marshall Scholar and offensive lineman, will study high-energy physics in the U.K.

11/18/2016 05:00 PM
Entanglement bonanza
Relatively simple quantum computers could be much more powerful than previously realized.

11/03/2016 06:00 PM
Scientists set traps for atoms with single-particle precision
Technique may enable large-scale atom arrays for quantum computing.

09/15/2016 06:00 PM
For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs
Observations of atomic interactions could help pave way to room-temperature superconductors.

08/08/2016 03:00 PM
Toward practical quantum computers
Built-in optics could enable chips that use trapped ions as quantum bits.

05/09/2016 08:30 PM
Researchers find unexpected magnetic effect
Combining two thin-film materials yields surprising room-temperature magnetism.

04/29/2016 09:55 PM
Research highlight: Jagadeesh Moodera
Step-by-step, the Moodera Research Group is building the essential knowledge and hardware for next-generation quantum computers.

04/06/2016 05:00 PM
Stabilizing quantum bits
Feedback technique used on diamond “qubits” could make quantum computing more practical.

03/03/2016 06:59 PM
The beginning of the end for encryption schemes?
New quantum computer, based on five atoms, factors numbers in a scalable way.

02/12/2016 10:05 PM
Crunching quantum code
MIT physics graduate student Sagar Vijay co-develops error correction method for quantum computing based on special electronic states called Majorana fermions.

02/03/2016 10:30 PM
Faculty highlight: Liang Fu
MIT theoretical physicist’s research bridges abstract math and exotic computing materials.

01/25/2016 10:00 AM
A new quantum approach to big data
System for handling massive digital datasets could make impossibly complex problems solvable.

12/11/2015 04:00 PM
3Q: Scott Aaronson on Google’s new quantum-computing paper
Google experiments suggest that the D-Wave computer exploits quantum phenomena.

06/04/2015 05:59 PM
Vanishing friction
In tuning friction to the point where it disappears, technique could boost development of nanomachines.

05/26/2015 04:00 AM
Advance in quantum error correction
Protocol corrects virtually all errors in quantum memory, but requires little measure of quantum states.

03/25/2015 06:00 PM
Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon
Result could make atomic clocks more accurate.

01/29/2015 06:15 PM
Qubits with staying power
Technique greatly extends duration of fragile quantum states, pointing toward practical quantum computers.

11/04/2014 06:13 PM
Doctoral students seek quantum control in Paola Cappellaro’s Quantum Engineering Group

10/17/2014 04:00 AM
Superconducting circuits, simplified
New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips.

04/09/2014 05:00 PM
New ‘switch’ could power quantum computing
A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.

04/07/2014 04:00 AM
The complexonaut
Scott Aaronson travels the far reaches of computational complexity, shaping conventional and quantum computing.

09/30/2013 08:12 PM
MIT researchers to play key roles in new Center for Integrated Quantum Materials
Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing.

07/04/2013 10:00 PM
Researchers build an all-optical transistor
An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.

01/18/2013 10:00 AM
Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.

11/27/2012 10:00 AM
Proving quantum computers feasible
With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.

09/18/2012 08:00 AM
Watching electrons move at high speed
New MIT system allows femtosecond-resolution movie of electrons in a topological insulator, a promising new electronic material.

08/30/2012 08:00 AM
A one-way street for spinning atoms
Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.

07/31/2012 08:00 AM
10-year-old problem in theoretical computer science falls
Interactive proofs — mathematical games that underlie much modern cryptography — work even if players try to use quantum information to cheat.

07/25/2012 09:00 PM
Single-photon transmitter could enable new quantum devices
Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.

04/20/2012 04:05 PM
Clarice Aiello: Finding quantum gold in diamond’s defect

03/27/2012 04:59 PM
What lies ahead for science and science writing?
10th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.

03/09/2012 02:07 AM
Scott Aaronson wins NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award
National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award will help fuel CSAIL researcher’s work.

02/15/2012 10:02 PM
Paola Cappellaro wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering assistant professor is investigating a bottom-up approach to quantum information devices.

09/09/2011 08:00 AM
Quantum computing with light
A switch that lets one photon alter the quantum state of another could point the way to both practical quantum computers and a quantum Internet.

06/27/2011 08:00 AM
Hippie days
How a handful of countercultural scientists changed the course of physics in the 1970s and helped open up the frontier of quantum information.

06/02/2011 08:00 AM
Long live the qubit!
The power of quantum computers depends on keeping them in a fragile quantum-mechanical state — which researchers have found a new way to extend.