Student’s physics homework picked up by Amazon quantum researchers

A student’s physics homework might lead to the birth of large-scale quantum computing. After flipping half of the quantum switches (qubits) in some common error correcting code, Pablo Bonilla discovered that this new design was able to correct errors twice as effectively as previous designs. Because qubits are prone to external interference (and therefore, errors), this discovery of better error correction might be the breakthrough quantum researchers needed to create functional quantum computers. Read full article here


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