12 Jun '13 11:333 edits

Physicists show self-correcting quantum computers are theoretically possible:

http://phys.org/news/2013-06-physicists-self-correcting-quantum-theoretically.html

I find that article quite informative. I have leaned something new here; didn't know about there being three types of quantum computer.

The only bit that looses me is where it says;

“...Color codes are a class of topological codes, which themselves have gained attention as a new phase of quantum matter due to their topologically ordered states. ...”

-not sure what that means.

http://phys.org/news/2013-06-physicists-self-correcting-quantum-theoretically.html

I find that article quite informative. I have leaned something new here; didn't know about there being three types of quantum computer.

The only bit that looses me is where it says;

“...Color codes are a class of topological codes, which themselves have gained attention as a new phase of quantum matter due to their topologically ordered states. ...”

-not sure what that means.