Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
An important step towards understanding nature
Quantensimulationen (Dr. Tobias Schätz)
MPI für Quantenoptik, Garching
SummaryA deeper insight into complex quantum systems requires computer simulations to improve by a large amount. This could in principle be done by a universal quantum computer, its experimental set up is however a decade away. For certain tasks, e.g. the simulation of quantum magnetism or high-temperature supraconductivity, an analog quantum simulator could be a short cut. A very promising concept is an ion trap with the ions serving as quantum bits.