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# Timeline: A brief history of quantum computing from 1980 to 2100

Technology 29 October 2019 By Chelsea Whyte and Donna Lu Google has developed a quantum computerGoogleGoogle says it has reached a milestone known has quantum supremacy, here are the quantum computing milestones that led to this point. 1980 – Paul Benioff describes the first quantum mechanical model of a computer, showing that quantum computers are…

Technology

29 October 2019

By Chelsea Whyte

and Donna Lu

Google says it has reached a milestone known has quantum supremacy, here are the quantum computing milestones that led to this point.

**1980 – **Paul Benioff describes the first quantum mechanical model of a computer, showing that quantum computers are theoretically possible.

**1985 – **David Deutsch develops the idea of a universal quantum computer: a way to mathematically understand what is possible on a quantum computer.

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**1994 – ** Peter Shor develops “Shor’s algorithm”, which would allow a quantum computer to factor large numbers much faster than …

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