BBC News: The coldest computers in the world

August 7, 2020

“Imagine the US is under attack. An enemy aircraft, loaded with warheads, is heading towards the coast, dipping in and out of radar. Fighter jets have been scrambled and there’s a frantic effort to pinpoint the target.

But the nation’s best defence is not an aircraft carrier or a missile system. It’s a box of incredibly cold atoms…

One firm already getting to grips with a scenario like this is ColdQuanta. It recently signed a contract with US defence research agency Darpa to build a quantum computer that can rapidly work out how best to reposition radar equipment in the event of a defence system partially failing.” Read the article at BBC News.