Thursday, April 27, 2006

Scientific breakthrough a step toward quantum computing

"Light is the solution. It's also the problem. That's the paradox HP Labs' Quantum Information Processing Group is beginning to unravel with its research into optical quantum computing. The group has been investigating ways to use photons, or light particles, for information processing, rather than the electrons used in digital electronic computers today. Their work holds promise for someday developing faster, more powerful and more secure computer networks."

The HP Team includes Bill Munroe and Kae Nemoto - who were both working at UQ when I was a student there. It's always great to see people I know in the news.


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