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What Is So Great about Quantum Computing?

By National Institute of Standards and Technology

June 2, 2022

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) theorist Alexey Gorshkov works at the intersection of physics and computer science research. In an interview, Gorshkov talks about his work to support the design of quantum computers, to reveal their capabilities, and to build excitement around their creation.

"Measurement is at the heart of quantum computing," says Gorshkov. "An exciting open question that lots of people are working on is how to measure the 'quantum advantage,' as we call it. Suppose someone says, 'Here is a quantum computer, but just how big is its advantage over a classical computer?' We're proposing how to measure that."

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