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## Latest Articles

### Thirty Years Later, a Speed Boost for Quantum Factoring

Shor’s algorithm will enable future quantum computers to factor large numbers quickly, undermining many online security protocols. Now a researcher has shown how to do it even faster.

### Nobel Prize Honors Inventors of ‘Quantum Dot’ Nanoparticles

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers who harnessed the quantum behaviors of semiconductor nanocrystals.

### Machine Learning Aids Classical Modeling of Quantum Systems

By using “classical shadows,” ordinary computers can beat quantum computers at the tricky task of understanding quantum behaviors.

### Physicists Observe ‘Unobservable’ Quantum Phase Transition

Measurement and entanglement both have a “spooky” nonlocal flavor to them. Now physicists are harnessing that nonlocality to probe the spread of quantum information and control it.

### New Codes Could Make Quantum Computing 10 Times More Efficient

Quantum computing is still really, really hard. But the rise of a powerful class of error-correcting codes suggests that the task might be slightly more feasible than many feared.

### The Cryptographer Who Ensures We Can Trust Our Computers

Yael Tauman Kalai’s breakthroughs secure our digital world, from cloud computing to our quantum future.

### To Move Fast, Quantum Maze Solvers Must Forget the Past

Quantum algorithms can find their way out of mazes exponentially faster than classical ones, at the cost of forgetting the path they took. A new result suggests that the trade-off may be inevitable.

### Physicists Create Elusive Particles That Remember Their Pasts

In two landmark experiments, researchers used quantum processors to engineer exotic particles that have captivated physicists for decades. The work is a step toward crash-proof quantum computers.

### Is Perpetual Motion Possible at the Quantum Level?

A new phase of matter called a “time crystal” plays with our expectations of thermodynamics. The physicist Vedika Khemani talks with Steven Strogatz about its surprising quantum behavior.