The U.S. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, announced new Energy Frontier Research Centers. In particular, the EFRC at University of California, Berkley, will receive funding for the Center for Novel Pathways to Quantum Coherence in Materials. Focus of the center’s quantum studies will be toward the underlying coherence phenomena found in quantum physics. The coherence problem, rather, the problem of de-coherence, plagues advancement of quantum computing. It is hoped new approaches will be developed which enable palatable coherence or sidestep the issue altogether.  Ten Second Takes…

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