Researchers break new ground in quantum computing by merging expertise in quantum physics and semiconductors

News 28.11.2011

Two CIFAR researchers – NRC’s Andrew Sachrajda from our Nanoelectronics program and Université de Sherbrooke’s Michel Pioro-Ladriere from our Quantum Information Science program – are part of a collaborative group that hopes to create powerful quantum computers. The researchers are putting their minds together and taking advantage of semiconductor technology to demonstrate the potential for a scalable spin-based quantum computer. In today’s information age, quantum computing holds the promise of faster computers that are able to solve much more complex scientific challenges with even greater security. NRC Canada profiles the team’s work, which was recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Related Ideas

News

Elizabeth Gerrits: Leaving a legacy for future research leaders

Elizabeth Gerrits is a strong believer in supporting future leaders. As a former social worker with experience in youth employment,...

Integrated Microbial Biodiversity | News

Surprise third party found in lichen symbiosis

Since the discovery of their true nature 140 years ago, lichens have been the poster children for symbiosis. In the...

Learning in Machines & Brains | Recommended

Scientific American | Springtime for AI: The Rise of Deep Learning

By Yoshua BengioJune 1 2016 Computers generated a great deal of excitement in the 1950s when they began to beat...

Announcement

Open Call for Participants: CIFAR Forum on the Well-Being of the World’s Children

CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) is holding a Forum on the Well-being of the World’s Children, November 17-19, 2016...

Institutions, Organizations & Growth | Feature

The secret of our success

In 1845, Sir John Franklin set off with two fully equipped ships in search of the Northwest Passage. Three years...

Feature

Knowledge you can act on

 Ending poverty was at the top of Lucenia Ortiz’s mind when she attended a CIFAR event about the power of...