DOI: 10.14704/nq.2011.9.3.412

Possible Medical and Biomedical Uses of Quantum Computing

Donald Frederick Parsons

Abstract


There is now abundant experimental evidence available to indicate that large-scale Quantum Computing (QC) is feasible. QC uses entirely different physical principles to those used by the classical computer. It depends on several characteristic quantum properties. These properties include quantum bit (“qubit”) entanglement where the states of two or more atomic particles influence one another. The information about these states can overlap and provide the very large parallel-computing power of the QC. The objective of the present report is to summarize the status of the development of QC, and to suggest medical domains that will most benefit by the substitution of QC for classical high-performance computing

Keywords


quantum computing, quantum mechanics, medical computing, computer science

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