Beyond Factorization and Search

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Science  07 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5378, pp. 792-794
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5378.792

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Recent theoretical developments have driven the search for computers based on the unusual rules of quantum mechanics. In his Perspective, Grover reviews the progress in theoretical quantum computing, with particular focus on search algorithms and applications to difficult computational problems.