MIT theoretical physicist’s research bridges abstract math and exotic computing materials.
February 3, 2016System for handling massive digital datasets could make impossibly complex problems solvable.
January 25, 2016Google experiments suggest that the D-Wave computer exploits quantum phenomena.
December 11, 2015In tuning friction to the point where it disappears, technique could boost development of nanomachines.
June 4, 2015Protocol corrects virtually all errors in quantum memory, but requires little measure of quantum states.
May 26, 2015Result could make atomic clocks more accurate.
March 25, 2015Technique greatly extends duration of fragile quantum states, pointing toward practical quantum computers.
January 29, 2015New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips.
October 17, 2014A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.
April 9, 2014Scott Aaronson travels the far reaches of computational complexity, shaping conventional and quantum computing.
April 7, 2014Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing.
September 30, 2013An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.
July 4, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
January 18, 2013With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.
November 27, 2012New MIT system allows femtosecond-resolution movie of electrons in a topological insulator, a promising new electronic material.
September 18, 2012Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.
August 30, 2012Interactive proofs — mathematical games that underlie much modern cryptography — work even if players try to use quantum information to cheat.
July 31, 2012Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.
July 25, 2012