Monday, February 14, 2011

Quantum computers - where did they come from?

The possibility of building computers using the laws of quantum physics was noted in the early 80s by Paul Benioff of Argonne National Laboratory in the United States. Complete theory of quantum computer made in the mid 80s David Deutsch of Oxford University, UK. Join him then Polish computer scientist and physicist Artur Ekert, also linked permanently from Oxford. The idea attracted wider attention in 1994 when Peter Shor of AT & T Bell Labs in Murray Hill, came up with an algorithm that uses a quantum computer could quickly break down the very large number of products of primes.