Nobel Laureate Speaker Series: Dr. David J. Wineland

Montgomery College, Germantown Campus
20200 Observation Dr
Germantown, Maryland 20876

Quantum Computers and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat

Quantum computers differ from the everyday computers we know in many ways. The computers we use rely on bits of information that are either 0 or 1. Quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits, to store and process information. Qubits can exist in a state of super position, which means they can simultaneously be both 0 and 1, similar to a digital version of Schrödinger’s cat before the box is opened. This ability allows quantum computers to perform exponentially faster and solve problems deemed once impossible by classic computers. Researchers worldwide are exploring various platforms building a quantum computer, including utilizing laser-controlled atoms.

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