QHL Project

Quantum Hypercomputing Laboratory

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The QHL project

The QHL project (Quantum Hypercomputing Laboratory) is an advanced project aimed to realize an excellence laboratory for the realization of a quantum hypercomputing system based on the novel theoretical results in the field of quantum dynamics of evanescent photons and its coupling with new materials obtained at FoPRC.

QHL joins FoPRC’s Theoretical Division results about evanescent photons quantum dynamics and macroscopic coherent quantum states of matter with Advanced Technology Division’ results on quantum algorithms and new materials for the realization of physical substrates for hypercomputing.

According to these studies. evanescent photons, as those produced in highly-coherent quantum states of matter, could be manipulated in order to make quantum computations in a completely novel and still unexplored fashion. This could make it possible to perform accelerated computation, overcoming the current computational limits, as stated by Turing barrier, by allowing to perform a countable infinite number of computational steps within a finite time interval without incurring into the difficulties that affect usual schemes of quantum computation, like environmental decoherence, large qubits ensemble manipulation, irreversible energy dissipation and so on.

To this aim a fundamental question arises to what kind of material could be used as physical substrate for hypercomputing. Our studies show some special kind of new materials can be suitably designed in order to give a sort of holographic support for such hypercomputing processes and, under some conditions, to reproduce a sort of cold superconductivity in macroscopic coherent structures.

Our results clearly indicate this framework could be successfully used in order to realize a new concept of optical-like quantum computer able to overcome the current computational limits and introducing a new frontier in the field of quantum computation, and whose applications to both theoretical and advanced-technology fields (from the simulation of complex quantum systems to research and understanding of fundamental laws, from biophysics to biotechnology to the whole field of Artificial Intelligence) would be very deep and unimaginable. The theoretical research steps are in hard progress and the results so far obtained have received, during the last few years, important international acknowledgments in several scientific seats; FoPRC is then planning to start, as soon as possible, a designing and prototyping phase for which it is currently searching for partnerships and research funds, even participating in network contracts, clusters, incubator activities able to attract financial supports and venture capital investments.

This manifesto is a call to launch an ambitious European initiative in quantum technologies, needed to ensure Europe’s leading role in a technological revolution now under way.