The field of quantum computers is receiving more attention, as researches who were led by Pouyan Ghaemi from the City College of New York are reporting a remarkable achievement. They were able to develop a quantum algorithm for helping to uncover a class of quantum systems made of many electrons.
Quantum computers were used, and most of us have a basic idea of just how important learning quantum physics is. The latter field explains how the micro-universe works, precisely how all those tiny particles like atoms and molecules interact with each other.
Watch out for superconductivity
Pouyan Ghaemi, who is an assistant professor in the Division of Science from City College of New York, stated:
“It is already known that when we have a macroscopic number of quantum particles, such as electrons in the metal, which interact with each other, novel phenomena such as superconductivity emerge.”
The researchers are optimistic that the new algorithm opens a new venue for using the new quantum devices in analyzing problems that classical computers cannot cope with.
Pouyan Ghaemi also added the following:
“I believe the direct application of our results is to provide tools to improve quantum computing devices. Their direct real-life application would emerge when quantum computers can be used for daily life applications.”
Quantum computers rely on algebraic methods to develop algorithms for computations. The algebraic methods are the ones applied in quantum mechanics or in parallel with them. The quantum computer is also a ‘conceptual’ computer that can implement those algorithms.
Follow up studies are awaited, as there is so much more to learn about quantum computers and not to mention quantum physics. The new study paper appeared in the issue of PRX Quantum, which is a journal of the American Physical Society.
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