A Million-Dollar Quantum Boilermaker

Hey, a million-dollar quantum boilermaker…

No, it’s not a new drink created by the makers of 4-Loco, it’s another sign of the increasing interest in quantum computing.

The National Science Foundation awarded Purdue University $1.5 million to study quantum information technology. The new center will use a multi-disciplinary approach to studying quantum phenomena

“The center will bring together experts in theoretical chemistry and quantum information processing to investigate information techniques used to gain new insights into a variety of chemical processes from bond breaking to photosynthesis,” said Kais, who is a professor of chemistry and a researcher in the Birck Nanotechnology Center. “This work will advance our understanding of chemical phenomena and could lead to the realization of quantum computers, which would be capable of performing complex calculations and simulations impossible on today’s computers.”

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