03 Jun '12, 1am

Quantum Computers Will Be Capable Of Simulating Particle Collisions

Quantum Computers Will Be Capable Of Simulating Particle Collisions

Quantum computers are still years away from becoming a reality, but a group of theorists has already developed an algorithm to simulate all the possible interactions when two elementary particles collide. Currently this type of research requires years of effort and massive, expensive particle accelerators. Building quantum computers will require technology we currently don’t have, but they offer the possibility of vastly more powerful computing than even the largest supercomputers of today. They work by having the switches in their processor take advantage of quantum mechanics, the laws that govern the interaction of subatomic particles. These laws allow the switches in quantum computers to be simultaneously on and off, allowing them to consider all possible solutions at once. This ability is far beyond that of any current computers, and would enable them to solve extremel...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/06/02/quantum-computers-will-b...

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spectrum.ieee.org 07 Jun '12, 7pm

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