Physicists reach qubit computing breakthrough
Through their explorations in superconductivity and quantum physics, an international team of researchers has made significant progress in a branch of advanced computing. Physicist Ying-Cheng Lai, a Fulton Schools professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering, was joined by two professors at Zhejiang University in China — including one of Lai’s former doctoral students at ASU — and two researchers in the United Kingdom in making the breakthrough. The results set the stage for quantum information technology to achieve both high processing speeds and low power consumption. Lai says the work will have applications in cybersecurity, secure communications and cryptology, among other technologies. The article is also published in Sci Tech Daily. See also: ASU, Zhejiang University reach qubit in ASU News.