Can a quantum strategy help bring down the house?

Study finds quantum entanglement could, in principle, give a slight advantage in the game of blackjack.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research school-of-science algorithms national-science-foundation-nsf center-for-theoretical-physics

“Giant atoms” enable quantum processing and communication in one

Researchers devise an on-off system that allows high-fidelity operations and interconnection between processors.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics lincoln-laboratory

Scaling up the quantum chip

MIT engineers develop a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: electronics photonics quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Portable system boosts laser precision, at room temperature

“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics astrophysics space astronomy quantum-computing light research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf kavli-institute ligo astronomy-and-planetary-science

First sighting of mysterious Majorana fermion on a common metal

Physicists’ discovery could lead to a new family of robust qubits for quantum computing.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf nanoscience-and-nanotechnology department-of-energy-doe

Novel method for easier scaling of quantum devices

System “recruits” defects that usually cause disruptions, using them to instead carry out quantum operations.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research sensors school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering nuclear-science-and-engineering

Correcting the “jitters” in quantum devices

A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: quantum-computing graduate research students school-of-engineering research-laboratory-of-electronics national-science-foundation-nsf nanoscience-and-nanotechnology nuclear-science-and-engineering postdoctoral

A trapped-ion pair may help scale up quantum computers

Qubits made from strontium and calcium ions can be precisely controlled by technology that already exists.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Jan. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: computing photonics quantum-computing research computer-science-and-technology lincoln-laboratory

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