MIT News - Quantum computing

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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.

05/03/2011 07:51 PM
Paola Cappellaro: a quantum engineer on the frontier of knowledge
Spotlight on Women in Nuclear Science and Engineering

03/02/2011 10:00 AM
The quantum singularity
A new experiment would use quantum effects to perform otherwise intractable calculations, but conducting it should be easier than building a quantum computer.

10/20/2010 08:00 AM
Can fluid dynamics offer insights into quantum mechanics?
Experiments in which fluid droplets mimic the odd behavior of subatomic particles recall an abandoned interpretation of quantum mechanics.

12/16/2009 10:00 AM
Supran works to light up the grid, one quantum dot at a time

10/09/2009 08:09 AM
Quantum computing may actually be useful
A quantum algorithm that solves systems of linear equations could point in a promising new direction.