A Group with a Common Purpose: the quantum computing challenge...


The question isn't why do we want one …

 it is how do we build one…

There are many ways imagined to construct a quantum computer. But which way is best? Each proposal comes with its own limitations and drawbacks. But, the QCWG team is pursuing an approach that is radically different, riskier, and with greater payoffs than those commonly employed in the field. 


This new approach is more than just a subtle change to circuit QED, or the use of a different vacancy for optical interactions. It isnt incremental. It instead uses the topological properties of very complicated quantum geometries to create symmetry supported two-level states within 2D manifolds for use as robust Qubits. 


These Qubits are integrated into spin valve architectures which mediate entanglement through a gated array thereby allowing for a dynamically reprogrammability in a quantum computing framework.


This is the core behind PAULI - an attempt at realizing this architecture for general processing.

QCWG is a collection of faculty, postdocs, students and scientists with an interest in quantum computing that has come together specifically for the design, fabrication and web implementation of the PAULI Chip. Some of this group are at the WFU campus and some are off-site collaborators. However, the hardware for PAULI is being constructed using the cleanroom facilities at the famed WFU NANOTECH Center. When we are done, our goal is to allow general, off-campus users to interface with PAULI through a wake-designed web portal and QISKIT programming environment. 

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