Quantum Computing

Quantum tech prepares for its big leap

It is touted as the next big thing. So where is Ireland at in terms of quantum computing? Jonathan Keane finds out

Ireland has a rich field of researchers delving into complex issues in quantum technologies, some areas will bear fruit in the short and medium term

When the Nobel Prize for physics in 2022 was announced, UCD professor Steve Campbell was quick to find an Irish link.

The three prize winners were recognised for their work on quantum entanglement, which examined the way particles are entangled regardless of how far apart they are.

According to the Nobel Prize organisation, the research challenges a theory called Bell’s inequalities and is “pioneering quantum information science”.

Bell’s inequalities refer to a theorem on quantum ...