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Exploring the Promise of Quantum Computing

Scott Aaronson

Credit: Sasha Haagensen Photography

We have not yet have realized—or, perhaps, even fully understood—the full promise of quantum computing. However, we have gotten a much clearer view of the technology's potential, thanks to the work of ACM Computing Prize recipient Scott Aaronson, who has helped establish many of the theoretical foundations of quantum supremacy and illuminated what quantum computers eventually will be able to do. Here, Aaronson talks about his work in quantum complexity.

Let's start with your first significant result in quantum computing: your work on the collision problem, which you completed in graduate school.


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