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Quantum Computing's New Chapter at Caltech
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The partnership between Caltech and Amazon Web Services has finally come to fruition with the opening of a 21,000-square-foot building that will act as a work area for researchers studying quantum computing. To get a better sense of what kind of research, and promising new tech, will come out of the lab, dot.LA spoke with Fernando Brandão, a professor of theoretical physics who is co-leading the AWS Center for Quantum Computing. Read the full Q&A here .

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Exclusive: A Q&A with Caltech's Quantum Computing Center Lead

By Keerthi Vedantam

"I'm hoping within the next decade or so, we start getting to this stage of quantum computers where they start impacting society in a meaningful way," says Fernando Brandão , a professor of theoretical physics who is co-leading the AWS Center for Quantum Computing.

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