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What are quantum computers going to do for us?

Michigan Engineering professor Duncan Steel explains how quantum computing works, using quantum bits that take on superpositions of 0 and 1 simultaneously.| Short Read

Michigan Engineering professor Duncan Steel explains how quantum computing works, using quantum bits that take on superpositions of 0 and 1 simultaneously. Creating that relationship happens quickly, and in an unimaginably unstable environment. Steel’s team is using lasers in an effort to get the information in and out of little pieces of semiconductor quantum dots.

About the Professor

Duncan Steel is the Robert J. Hiller Professor of Engineering, and a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Physics, Applied Physics and Biophysics at the University of Michigan. His research in the Quantum Optoelectronics Group focuses on the use of coherent optical interactions to study, control, and manipulate the quantum properties of semiconductor heterostructures.

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Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet. Photo: Joseph Xu

Online censorship detector aims to make the internet a freer place

Censored Planet could provide new insight into the flow of online information | Short Read