While voltage in our everyday macro scale is measured as a continuous variable, quantum mechanics tells us that at the subatomic scale this is not really the case. Rather, by all experimental accounts, subatomic particles appear to occupy only discrete energy states. This means that an electron and a photon can occupy some energy states, and not others. This contravenes our intuitions about physical objects being able to occupy any continuous energy state. For example, while we typically think of time as a purely continuous variable that’s infinitely divisible, this is starkly not the case for the energy states of subatomic particles.
“Quantum computing may have a profound impact on the securities industry, whether for larger and more well-resourced firms seeking to leverage quantum advantage or for firms of all sizes preparing to defend against attacks on present-day cryptography,” the report said. The technology could supercharge artificial intelligence (AI) applications too, it suggested. (a) In addition to promoting quantum leadership and mitigating the risks of CRQCs, the United … Read MoreView More Quantum Computing for Energy Grid Optimization