Quantum Information Science

In 1994, CSAIL member Peter Shor showed that quantum computers, if built, would be able to break most of the cryptographic codes used in modern electronic commerce. This result played a central role in launching quantum computing and information as a field of study. Today Shor works on a variety of topics in quantum information theory and quantum algorithms. Scott Aaronson's research focuses on the limits of quantum computers, and more generally, on the interface between computational complexity theory and physics.

See qis.mit.edu.