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Quantum physicist Hannes Pichler receives a highly endowed research prize. He will be awarded a New Horizons Prize in Physics at the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony. The $100,000 award is given to early-career scientists who have already made a significant impact on their field.

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Harald Ritsch

A roadmap for the future direction of quantum simulation has been set out in Nature this week. An international team of researchers, among them Innsbruck physicists Peter Zoller and Christian Kokail explore near and medium-term possibilities for quantum simulation on analogue and digital platforms.

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For decades computers have been synonymous with binary information – zeros and ones. Now a team at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, realized a quantum computer that breaks out of this paradigm and unlocks additional computational resources, hidden in almost all of today’s quantum devices.

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Today, Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller have been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, 1st Class. With their groundbreaking research, the two scientists are considered pioneers in their field and have laid essential foundations for the development of new quantum technologies such as quantum computers.

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Illustration: Johannes Knünz

For quantum computers to be useful in practice, errors must be detected and corrected. In Innsbruck, Austria, a team of experimental physicists has now implemented a universal set of computational operations on fault-tolerant quantum bits for the first time, demonstrating how an algorithm can be programmed on a quantum computer so that errors do not spoil the result.

Read more …Error-free quantum computing gets real