<<Microsoft's next big bet? Clue: it's just hired four top quantum computing scientists
November 21, 2016 -- 12:16 GMT
Microsoft has hired a handful of top scientists to accelerate its program to develop quantum computing, as it steps up competition in the field with IBM and Google.
Microsoft has hired four top physicists to join a quantum-computing project being led by Todd Holmdahl, a Microsoft hardware veteran who's helped develop Microsoft's Xbox and Kinect gaming devices, and the soon-to-be-released augmented reality headset, HoloLens.
Holmdahl will be joined by quantum-computing leaders Leo Kouwenhoven from Delft University and Charles Marcus from the University of Copenhagen, as well as David Reilly, an experimental physicist from Sydney University, and Mattias Troyer, a professor of computational physics at ETH Zurich....>>