Europe is betting big on quantum computing

A one billion euro project, announced by the European Commission aims to develop quantum technologies over the next 10 years to place Europe at the forefront of this emerging technology. Quantum computers have been hailed for their revolutionary potential in everything from space exploration to cancer treatment and financial markets.

Unlike conventional computers, quantum computers process data in parallel, mimicking, if you like, the human brain. A quantum computer can recreate the behaviour of atoms, model chemical reactions and simulate nature itself, making it capable of large-scale simultaneous computation.

Newsweek magazine spoke with Chatsworth client, Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQCL) about the European Commission’s commitment to the technology, as well the work it is doing to develop a quantum operating system called t|ket>.

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