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Silicon quantum computer

06.05.2008
Keio university researchers are working on a project to produce a revolutionary quantum computer using 'silicon', the same material as present classical computers, which can work as a bridge between classical and quantum mechanics.
Principal Investigator : Kohei ITOH
Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Keywords : Quantum computer, nanotechnology, unprecedented technology, information processing
Outline :
The quantum computer based on silicon is designed and developed. Present computers work on the basis of the law of the classical mechanics that Newton and Maxwell established. On the other hand, a computer operating with the absolutely new concept based on the law of the quantum mechanics that Einstein et al. found in the 20th century is a quantum computer.

Its implementation requires not just understanding of the quantum mechanics from its basics but also knowledge and technology to integrate creatively mathematical computer science and nanotechnology at an atomic level. We are hoping to produce such a revolutionary quantum computer by using 'silicon', the same material as present classical computers are made, as it works as a bridge between classical and quantum mechanics.

Expected outcome :
Expected outcome from this research project is a dream computer that transforms a part of impossibility of present computers into the possible.
Total number of researchers : 20
Duration : 2002.10 ~ 2031.03
Main collaborative researchers :
Keio University : Toshiharu SAIKI
Keio University : Mikio ETO
Keio University : Eiji SAITOH
Collaborative organizations :
Stanford University
Technical University of Munich
Simon Fraser university
For research inquiries: crp@info.keio.ac.jp
For media inquiries: m-koho@adst.keio.ac.jp

Center for Research Promotion | ResearchSEA
Further information:
http://www.keio.ac.jp/english/research/atoz.html
http://www.researchsea.com

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