12. 09. 2019 13:18
On 3rd September 2019, American physicist Mark Hillery was awarded the Slovak Academy of Science's annual International Prize for his work in the field of quantum mechanics - in particular for his 25-year collaboration with members of the Academy's Institute of Physics on a highly-specialised area called quantum informatics, which seeks to combine quantum mechanics with information technology. 'Quantum computers', projected to be much faster than today's super-computers, are now on the horizon. But what is a quantum computer, and how does quantum informatics actually work? Professor Hillery explains.