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Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing

At SINTEF we have started a strategic project to investigate the possibilities and application areas of quantum computing.

Bit vs Qubit
While a classical computer is made of bits, a quantum computer is made of quantum bits, or qubits for short. In contrast to classical bits, that can only be 0 or 1, qubits can exist in a superposition of these states.

Quantum computing is an emerging technology that has a very disruptive power. Quantum computers are predicted to achieve "quantum advantage" within the next 2 to 5 years. What this means is that quantum computers can outperform classical computers on certain classes of problems and solve problems that are intractable even on any future (classical) supercomputer.

This project will investigate the possiblities and application areas for quantum computers. We will focus mainly on methods for simulation, optimization, image processing and artificial intelligence.

If you are interested in the topic or want to collaborate, feel free to get in contact.

Published 21 March 2019
Research Scientist

Project duration

2019 - 2019