Quest for the Quantum Computer

Julian Brown (Author) David Deutsch (Foreword by)
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Description

Taking readers to the cutting edge of physics, mathematics, and computer science, Julian Brown tells the dramatic story of the groundbreaking efforts to create a fundamentally new kind of computer that would be astronomically more powerful than today's machines. In 1998, a team of researchers announced they had produced the world's first quantum computer in a cup of chloroform. In fascinating, fully accessible detail, Brown explains the ideas that led up to this accomplishment and explores the mind-stretching implications of this leap into the bizarre world of quantum physics. The Quest for the Quantum Computer is a riveting look at what promises to be one of the most important scientific and technological ideas of the twenty-first century.

Product Details

Price
$24.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
August 14, 2001
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.55 X 1.04 X 8.45 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780684870045
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About the Author

Julian Brown is a science journalist who specializes in physics and computers. He has written extensively about quantum physics for New Scientist magazine, and is the coeditor of The Ghost in the Atom and Superstrings: A Theory of Everything? He lives in San Francisco, California.

Reviews

Ed Hinds New Scientist A fascinating and entertaining read from start to finish.
Paul Davies author of The Fifth Miracle A masterful piece of scientific exposition.
Lynn Yarris San Jose Mercury News Exciting and educational...a road map for the future.