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Quantum Simulators

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Science  02 Oct 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5949, pp. 108-111
DOI: 10.1126/science.1177838

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Ultimate Simulator

Many body problems are difficult to model analytically and are often so complex that they cannot be simulated accurately on a classical computer. Because quantum systems can be inherently correlated, it has been proposed that such systems could be used to simulate other complex problems. Buluta and Nori (p. 108) review the progress being made toward realizing quantum simulators, describing some of the implementations and potential applications of using such controlled quantum systems as simulator tools.

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