UW News has just posted a story about new advancements in quantum computing by a team led by Dr. Xiaodong Xu — the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Physics and a professor of materials science and engineering at the UW (as well as the Clean Energy Institute, MolES and NanoES).
Developing quantum computers hinges on building a stable network of qubits — or quantum bits — to store information, access it and perform computations. Yet the qubit platforms unveiled to date have a common problem: They tend to be delicate and vulnerable to outside disturbances. Even a stray photon can cause trouble. Developing fault-tolerant qubits, which would be immune to external perturbations, could be the ultimate solution to this challenge.
Read more at UW News