Large European investment for building block quantum computer


To construct the first quantum computer switch. That is the ambition of the nano scientists Leo Kouwenhoven and Lieven Vandersypen (TU Delft) and Carlo Beenakker (Leiden University). Since 2004, the trio is working on the physical foundations of the potentially superfast quantum computer, with the support of NWO-FOM. They now consider it the right time to make the move towards a working computer circuit, partly based on the recently discovered Majorana particle. The European Union today announced they would finance the study with 15 million euros. read more