Quantum Computer Simulates Antimatter in Breakthrough Experiment

The first full simulation of a high-energy physics experiment has been performed using an early version of a quantum computer—the ultra-powerful machines hailed for their revolutionary potential. Researchers from the University of Innsbruck used a quantum device to simulate the creation of antimatter. Physicists believe this could be the first step in performing simulations that are too complex for ordinary computers to handle. Try Newsweek: Subscription offers “We are not yet there where we can answer questions we can’t answer with classical computers,” Esteban Martinez, an experimental physicist at the University of Innsbruck who was part of the team that performed the simulation, told Nature. “But this is a first step in that direction.” How a quantum computer holds the potential to be exponentially more powerful than traditional computers. Newsweek…


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