Australian scientist don't hang out on surf boards at the beach or study the flight physics of boomerangs - well, maybe a few of them do - but they are doing some cutting-edge work with quantum computers. Quantum computers are not something we are likely to have in our homes, but the technology does promise some exciting changes in the kinds of supercomputers we will have, and the ways in which we can use them.
NYTimesWhile there is a growing consensus among scientists that working quantum computers will emerge during this decade, there is also a growing belief that they will not replace the conventional computers that are now carried in the pockets of more than half the world’s population. For one thing, most of the quantum computing approaches only worked when temperatures were cooled to near absolute zero.
|NOT an Aussie Scientist|