Democratising Quantum Computing: An Open Science Quantum Computing Kit
The idea revolves around creating an optical quantum computing science kit to democratises quantum computing and open it to masses. Quantum computers are costly, require specialised equipment and extremely low operational temperatures. Optical Quantum Computers are less potent at this stage, but they allow for cheap, and relatively simple implementation at room temperature. The idea behind this Sciathon 2020 proposal is to use readily available components to develop Quantum Computing Kit to be used to teach high-school and universities students or enthusiasts. The intended results after 48 hours would be an operational one qubit computer open science kit, as well as open science instructions to build your kit at home, and a series of Lindau blog articles or journal articles describing this open science work and its outcomes.
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