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Let's develop a quantum-ready workforce

Peter Griffin
Thu, 26 May 2022

Let's develop a quantum-ready workforce
The super-chilled quantum computer looks like a steampunk chandelier. (Image: IBM)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 26 May 2022
If you're curious to know what the computers of the future will sound like, it's a bit like this: psst … psst … psst.That’s the hiss of helium and other gases being continuously pumped through the delicate innards of a quantum computer, super-cooling it to a temperature just above zero Kelvin (−273.15°).It’s only at that frigid temperature that the computer chip in a superconducting quantum computer can do its work. It exploits the principles of quantum mechanics to do certain types of mathematical eq...

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