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    Flip-flop qubits: a whole new quantum computing architecture

    A quantum computer is not just a faster computer. It’s a machine that can solve problems that are completely intractable by any modern computer, no matter how powerful. But to really outperform a supercomputer, the quantum computer must be built using many quantum bits, or qubits all individually controlled, and coupled to each other in a large array. Our team at UNSW has already established the record of performance for single qubits in the solid state. Our qubits are individual atoms of phosphorus, implanted inside a silicon chip very similar to those that power all modern computers and smartphones. We’ve made qubits out of both the electron and the nucleus…

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    Lecture 0: Introduction – Computing 1 – Richard Buckland UNSW

    I’ve got a series of polls to sort of get you in the frame of mind of thinking like a uni student or thinking like a computer scientist , really the first one comes from something my daughter said this morning as she was looking at the biscuits, and we had lots of those biscuits that were pink with little hundreds and thousands on them and she was marvelling at how many there were and she said: i like them so much I would like – she’s just learning big numbers – i would like twenty thousand of them i said “oh, that’s quite a lot”, she said yes “No,…