What are the next 5 biggest hurdles for Quantum Computing – is Solid Metallic Hydrogen, a superconductor, meta-stable at room temperatures in focus for further advances in [SPACE]-constraints of the next generation Quantum Processor technology?
Recent Harvard research has opened doors to a theoretically predicted superconducting material, created from pure hydrogen ( H ) under high pressure conditions first formulated as Wigner-Huntington Transition ( WHT ) to solid metal hydrogen ( SMH ), almost eight decades ago.
The solid-state, metallic form of hydrogen, self-binding to an atomic lattice grid, with a superconductivity enabled by its loss-free electron-transition capacity in such a state, was experimantally elaborated and reported in October, 2016, by Ranga Dias and Isaac F. Silvera from Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge [MA].
While there are critical responses to their experiment methodology, the doors leading to one of the top three biggest challenges listed in the focus of modern physics were touched to open.
Harvard research paper also cites a use of modern quantum Monte-Carlo methods, used for a search and evaluation of material-properties ( here, the pressure necessary for the WHT state-transition to SMH happen ), before such material will be first produced.
Given that signs of promise
Having observed the advances in both QC-[SPACE] and QC-[TIME] dimensions of ( using still just serially working mental-concept of ) Turing Machine performance metrics, the recent 2000 Qubit QPU-processor has out of question created a new horizon in QC-[SPACE] direction, but principally remains still within a limit of a “x-thousands light-switches minimiser problem” computing, a rather restrictive threshold for fitting in the problem sizes ( QC-[SPACE] x QC-[TIME] ) common in the universal, general computing problems, so:
What are the next 5 biggest hurdles for Quantum Computing and why?
- QC-Hurdle #1 in 2017: ___________, because ______________.
- QC-Hurdle #2 in 2017: ___________, because ______________.
- QC-Hurdle #3 in 2017: ___________, because ______________.
- QC-Hurdle #4 in 2017: ___________, because ______________.
- QC-Hurdle #5 in 2017: ___________, because ______________.
In other words, if you were given a gift of 5 Divine QC-Options — i.e. to pick 5 items of your choice for free today — what would you put in the QC-shopping basket first, second, … and make such your “QC-shopping list” also equipped a set of arguments why you have decided to pick this and that particular item, right?