Do quantum computers exist in nature?

Event: 
IICQI 2007
Speaker(s): 
Talk type: 
Invited
Abstract: 

The leading proposals for quantum computation, either in the circuit or measurement- based models, all require the "hard work" of generating entanglement to be done dynamically. I will discuss the possibility that many-body systems may have a ground state which has suitable entanglement for quantum computation already - so that preparing the system amounts to simply cooling it.

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