Quantum Computers
Physical Constants

16 May 2015

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology. Quantum particle states called qubits would take us far beyond the processing power of zeroes and ones. But qubit processing is based on probability, not certainty, which means every answer you get might actually be wrong. On our show today is Dr. Ed Hach, an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He’s going to tell us how to make sense of data generated by qubits and explain how it could be useful and how it might not. In the second half of our show we’ll talk about the physical constants of the universe and whether they change over time.