On cats and computers

1 07 2008

Quantum computing uses quantum states to allow data processing to occur exponentially faster than current sequential processing.

Quantum states of matter – allowing the famous “Schrodinger’s cat” to be both alive and dead at the same time – are critical in the process. Until now we could not control quantum states, but with that capability quantum computing moves from the theoretical realm into the “sometime soon” realm.

More, here, in Purdue University News.

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