Predicting future failure

Predicting what happens in a quantum system and critical the collapse of such a system might allow technologists to pre-empt the decoherence that leads to the demise of a quantum device. Michael Biercuk of the University of Sydney and his team have demonstrated that they can suppress decoherence in a preventative manner. Given that experimental quantum devices work for seconds rather than years, this new understanding could be applied to taking back control of such systems qubit by qubit and eventually building them into stable quantum computers and other devices.