Emily Chung over at CBC news writes of a quantum computing breakthrough made recently by an international team of researchers lead by Stephanie Simmons at the University of Oxford.
Nobody’s entangled quantum bits in a solid state system before,” said Mike Thewalt, a physics professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., who co-authored the paper. “One of the reasons that people are looking at silicon specifically is if we can think of a way of doing that, then you inherit all of that technology that’s been used for silicon electronics.”
Thewalt goes on to say that despite this breakthrough, practical quantum computing remains far off in the future. Read the Full Story.