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Atomic Clocks Double as Quantum Simulators

8/19/2013 03:06 PM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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R_Colin_Johnson   8/20/2013 12:36:45 PM
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NIST claims they will be a useful technology for simulating quantum phenomena that are too difficult to simulate on conventional computers--not just for quantum computers, but for all sorts of materials whose behavior is mysterious today, such as high-temperature superconductors.

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krisi   8/20/2013 12:06:48 PM
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hhmmm...it is like a gadget than can simulate computing but can't compute itself...sounds like a scientific discovery but not a useful technology

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R_Colin_Johnson   8/20/2013 11:50:37 AM
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Using atomic clocks as quantum simulators will allow researchers to explore the phenomena on which quantum computers will be based, but won't actually enable the quantum computers themselves.

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krisi   8/20/2013 9:46:55 AM
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Can you use this to do quantum computing?

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