Quantum jumps in quantum computing
”Quantum computing is a very enthralling field of research and may give us a glimpse of what the future will bring in terms of information technology,” says 27-year-old Cesar A. Mujica Martinez from Colombia. ???aural:Bildanfang??????Großansicht des Bildes???Cesar A. Mujica Martinez (right) and his supervisor Prof. Dr. Michael Thorwart, who sees great potential in the 27-year-old Colombian. © Cesar A. Mujica Martinez???aural:Bildende???Whereas digital computers use different voltages or currents values (macroscopic properties) to encode information (classical bits), quantum technologies use the quantum states of nanoscopic systems, like atoms, to represent bits, therefore the name of quantum bits or qubits. Large-scale quantum computers could be able to solve certain problems much faster than any digital computer by using the best currently known algorithms.
Mujica Martinez is a Ph.D. student at Hamburg University in Germany, specialised in physical implementations in quantum computing. Commonly, scientists propose the use of cold atoms or superconductors to implement qubits. However, Mujica Martinez has a different approach: he uses tailored organic-conjugated oligomers to design molecules that may be used as quantum hardware to implement qubits. Mujica Martinez holds a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As a long-standing Academic Partner of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, the DAAD also funds Mujica Martinez’ participation this year.
Mujica Martinez says, “Meeting 27 Nobel Laureates will truly be a very inspiring experience! They are exceptional people who have contributed outstandingly to the understanding of our world and to the improvement of our life quality.”