Provost Stresses ‘Commercially Viable Quantum Computing Needs Global Collaboration’
(GovernmentComputing) The race for developing commercially viable quantum computing will need global, collaborative efforts. In a seminal editorial, Imperial College London Provost Professor Ian Walmsley wrote in the Financial Times that competition should be welcomed and not feared in quantum computing by the UK and that the country has to be open to collaboration. Walmsley believes that the UK can drive the quantum computing revolution if governments, universities and the private sector improve in collaborating.
Walmsley pointed out that the complexity of some of the hurdles associated with quantum computing can be more difficult than those that were solved at the powerful atom smasher – Large Hadron Collider. Walmsley, who is a quantum physicist, is also the director of the UK’s Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub.