quantum physics

Searching For Dark Matter With Quantum Computers, One Blip Of Light At A Time

Searching For Dark Matter With Quantum Computers, One Blip Of Light At A Time

For decades, scientists have struggled to define the stuff that comprises a quarter of the universe: dark matter. As experiments continue to turn up empty-handed, one team hopes to find dark matter by incorporating the laws that govern subatomic particles”quantum mechanics”with a nascent kind of technology called a quantum computer….

First Look At ‘Sycamore,’ Google’s Quantum Computer

First Look At ‘Sycamore,’ Google’s Quantum Computer

Between the mountainous and coastal vistas of Goleta, California, sits an unassuming office on the side of a building next to the freeway. It could belong to any Southern California company; workers sit in grey cubicles beneath fluorescent lights, and there’s a rack to hold employees’ bikes and surfboards. But…

When Will Quantum Computers Outperform Regular Computers?

When Will Quantum Computers Outperform Regular Computers?

Any day now, quantum computers will solve a problem too hard for a classical computer to take on. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been hoping. Scientists and companies are racing toward this computing milestone, dubbed quantum supremacy and seemingly just beyond our reach, and if you’ve been following the…