SFU contributes to quantum computing

January 20, 2011

SFU physics professor Mike Thewalt and his lab are in the news this week for their contribution to the field of quantum computing, as published in Nature.

CBC News reports on why this is significant:

Quantum computers have the potential for exponentially greater computing power than conventional computers. They are based on laws of physics that apply to very small particles like electrons and are very different from the classical laws of physics that we are familiar with in daily life.

Current PhD students Michael Steger and Kamyar Saeedi, and Dr. Albion Yang, who obtained his PhD in Fall 2010, were all involved in Dr. Thewalt’s studies of isotopically enriched silicon at SFU.

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