QuSoft congratulates Rene Gerritsma, affiliate researcher of QuSoft, for receiving an NWO Physics Projectruimte grant for his research of trapped ions in optical micro-traps.
Trapped ions rank among the best quantum computers to date, but scaling them up to a large number of quantum bits turns out to be hard. In this project, the researchers will use a new scaling approach by forming two-dimensional ion crystals. Tightly focused lasers will be used to manipulate the sound waves within the ion crystal, allowing the system to be used as a quantum simulator of quantum magnetism.
More information can be found on the website of NWO