Sam Gorman

2-qubit gate

The team of physicists at UNSW Sydney led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons have built a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer. The research is a milestone result of a vision first outlined by scientists 20 years ago.

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The race is on to build the first reproducable two qubit gate in silicon - the building block for a scalable silicon-based quantum computer. UNSW Sydney-led scientists have shown for the first time that they can make two precisely placed phosphorous atom qubits “talk” to each other.