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The weird physics of quantum computers
Decade-long scheme intended to boost government pledge to make Britain ‘next Silicon Valley’
In this new season, Madhumita Murgia and John Thornhill talks about quantum computing
Company’s latest research could signal a step towards overcoming one hurdle to the technology
It is time to consider the opportunities, and risks, of a new form of computing
Whether the industry will rewrite the future of cryptography and computation is still up for fierce debate
China claims to have made a major breakthrough but western experts say any commercial benefits are still years away
Experts assess whether method outlined in scientific paper could be a sooner-than-expected turning point in the technology
The new Nobel laureates proved Einstein was not always right
Award shared for work to prove theory of entangled particles, an idea Einstein once dismissed as ‘spooky action’
Novo Nordisk Foundation to spend $200mn over seven years on superfast devices for biomedical research
Are the sceptics too sceptical?
The industry has yet to demonstrate any real utility, despite the fanfare, billions of VC dollars and three Spacs
The technology may still be in its early stages, but it is already delivering value
If quantum computing takes off, it will be able to break current encryption systems
What brought the FBI to arrest a Chinese-American scientist in the middle of the night?
Companies are jostling to be the first to find a practical application for quantum computers
To some potential customers this might just sound like fighting fire with fire
A clutch of impending IPOs marks a turning point for the technology
Proposed listing would value eight-year-old tech challenger at about $1.5bn
First company of its type to be publicly listed raises $635m after Spac merger
Efforts are under way to protect the world’s financial networks from a quantum attack. But some question if the threat to crypto assets is really as existential as feared.
Eric Schmidt urges co-operation in AI, chips, quantum computing and synthetic biology