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U of Sussex Reducing the Environmental ‘Noise’ Effect on Quantum Computers

By IQT News posted 01 Nov 2018

(Phys.org) The University of Sussex’s Ion Quantum Technology Group has managed to address one of the biggest problems facing quantum computing: how to reduce the disruptive effects of environmental “noise” on the highly sensitive function of a large-scale quantum computer.
Hensinger’s team collaborated with theoretical scientist Dr. Florian Mintert and colleagues from Imperial College London, who proposed a theory of how one could manipulate the strange quantum effects in use inside a quantum computer. The theory allows—making use of the strange properties of quantum physics—the execution of quantum computations in such a way that changes in the initial operational parameters of the machine do not lead to a substantial change in the end result of the computation. This in turn helps to insulate the quantum computer from the effects of environmental ‘noise’.

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