- GS-3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
- GS-3: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics
Context: The allure of quantum computers (QC) is their ability to take advantage of quantum physics to solve problems too complex for computers that use classical physics.
- The 2022 Nobel Prize for physics was awarded for work that rigorously tested one such ‘experience’ and paved the way for its applications in computing – which speaks to the contemporary importance of QCs
- In 2021 alone, the Indian government launched a National Mission to study quantum technologies with an allocation of ₹8,000 crore; the army opened a quantum research facility in Madhya Pradesh; and the Department of Science and Technology co-launched another facility in Pune.
- Given the wide range of applications, understanding what QCs really is crucial to sidestep the misinformation surrounding it and develop expectations that are closer to reality.
Main Practice Question: What is Quantum Computing and why we are not yet having Quantum Computers at home replacing classical computers?
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