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Quantum RAM around several corners

by on23 August 2007


Depends if the cat is alive or dead

Three physicists in Italy and the US have suggested an idea for retrieving quantum information from memory.One of the problems with developing quantum computers is that they willeventually need something that acts like RAM to work. Do far no one has worked out how.

According to a paper posted online by Vittorio Giovannetti of the ScuolaNormale Superiore in Pisa, Italy the way to fix the problem is to send the address down the branching tree of connections in such a way that itonly affects one switch at a time.

Charles Bennett, of IBM's Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, said it is a good idea although he has reservations.

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Last modified on 23 August 2007
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