48 logical qubits? QuEra talks about the Harvard project that made it happen
The final weeks of 2023 were very busy in the field of error correction for quantum computing. Amazon and IBM both had major announcements in that regard. Still, a project involving researchers from Harvard University, MIT, the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science operated by NIST and the University of Maryland, and neutral-atom quantum computing firm QuEra Computing arguably stole the spotlight with the claim of the successful execution of large-scale algorithms on an error-corrected quantum computer with 48 logical qubits. QuEra CM Yuval Boger recently talked to IQT PRO about the achievement and what it could mean.