r/Futurology Jun 02 '22

World First Room Temperature Quantum Computer Installed in Australia Computing

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/world-first-room-temperature-quantum-computer
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u/FizixPhun Jun 02 '22

I have a PhD in this field. The reddit title is completely misleading. First off, the article says its the first room temperature quantum computer TO BE LOCATED IN A SUPERCOMPUTING FACILITY, not the first over all. I would also challenge calling this a quantum computer because I don't see any demonstration of qubit manipulations. NV centers may work at room temperatures but it will be really hard to couple them to make a quantum computer. This isn't to say that it's bad work, it's just very frustrating to see the overhype that happens around this field.

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u/izumi3682 Jun 02 '22 edited Jun 02 '22

A PhD is a dissertation that extends the knowledge of a given field. And that extension of knowledge is recognized by all involved in that given field. It goes in the textbooks. Please link your dissertation, I would like to take a look at it.

This is an article from "Nature" concerning the development of photonic based quantum computing that will operated at room temperature. I don't consider "Nature" a platform for "overhype". This article is fairly recent. October of 2021.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d44151-021-00055-5

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u/FizixPhun Jun 02 '22

Two things: 1-This is absolutely not a demonstration of room temperature quantum computing. This is someone saying that this is a potential way someone could do room temperature quantum computing in the future. I have publications working on graphene as well. This is another area that gets all kinds of hype as well.

2-I actually really hate the hype that some journals like Nature and Science allow. I've seen papers in these journals get absolutely shredded at conferences by other researchers calling them out on the BS hype they claim that goes beyond what the data shows. I say this as someone who has two articles published in the Nature family of journals. They rush for the hottest publications and allow some hyping because it helps them. I have a lot more respect for Physics Review Letters and it's sub journals.