' Supercomputer can solve problems '
amsterdam - Quantum computers are infinitely faster than the fastest computers currently can solve the great problems of the world. That said physicist Leo Kouwenhoven of Delft University of Technology Friday at TEDx Amsterdam. Kouwenhoven is working on such a supercomputer.
The special feature of quantum computers is that they make use of superposition, a principle of quantum mechanics, which describes how electrons can be in two places at once. Traditional computers can solve one problem at a time per available bit, but quantum computers can with their ' qbits ' multiple solutions simultaneously thinking, as explained Kouwenhoven.
Kouwenhoven see meaningful applications for quantum mechanics in processes that require high performance, such as aircraft design, pharmaceuticals and energy. This allows quantum computers in his humanity also help " to live better and better cope with natural resources ".
At TEDx speakers keep short inspirational talk that should make people think. The idea for TEDx comes from the United States, but TEDx conferences are held around the world. Friday is the seventh edition in Amsterdam.