Wandering Bose-Einstein condensate may lead to scalable quantum computer

Enlarge / A computer model of a Bose-Einstein condensate, showing some of its wave-like nature. (credit: NASA) Although I often write about quantum computing, I mainly write about two forms: gate quantum computing and adiabatic quantum computing. There is a third, though, called quantum walks. Quantum walks are found in nature: a quantum walk is […]

The science of Spectral: Is that really how Bose–Einstein condensate behaves?

Enlarge Spoiler warning: This article, as you might’ve gathered, completely spoils most of the story of Spectral. If you haven’t seen it yet, it should be on Netflix in your country. A lot of the fascination with sci-fi movies stems from a successful blend of state-of-the-art science and technology with what might be considered an […]