New Blueprint for Large-Scale Quantum Computing
This new blueprint is the work of an international team of scientists from the University of Sussex (UK), Google (USA), Aarhus University (Denmark), RIKEN (Japan) and Siegen University (Germany).
- Read the full story on the University of Sussex website.
- ‘Blueprint for a microwave trapped ion quantum computer’, by Bjoern Lekitsch, Sebastian Weidt, Austin G. Fowler, Klaus Molmer, Simon J. Devitt, Christof Wunderlich and Winfried K. Hensinger is published in the journal Science Advances.
Prof. Hensinger heads the Ion Quantum Technology Group at the University of Sussex and is Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. The group is part of the UK Quantum Technology Hub on Networked Quantum Information Technologies which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
This video illustrates the working principle of a modular scalable trapped ion quantum computer using microwaves and ion shuttling techniques. The novel architecture makes use of the new invention made by the Ion Quantum Technology Group at the University of Sussex that drastically simplifies the engineering challenges linked to the development of such technology.
Professor Winfried Hensinger, Head of Sussex IQT Group talking about the forthcoming construction of a large scale quantum computer. He explains the background to this new blueprint in an article for The Conversation
Further press coverage of this story:
- Nature: Physicists propose football-pitch-sized quantum computer
- Phys.org: First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer
- BBC Website: Quantum computer 'construction plan' drawn up
- The Independent: Quantum computing breakthrough could help 'change life completely', say scientists
- Sky News: UK scientists come up with blueprint for Deep Thought supercomputer
- Scientific American: Physicists Call for a Soccer-Field-Sized Quantum Computer
- International Business times: Quantum Computing Update: Researchers Unveil ‘Construction Plan’ For An Actual Large-Scale Device