Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

An important step towards understanding nature

Schätz, Tobias

Quantensimulationen (Dr. Tobias Schätz)
MPI für Quantenoptik, Garching

A 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.

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