A secretive US start-up founded using technology developed at the University of Bristol has raised $230m (£179m) as it seeks to beat Google and IBM in the race to develop a working quantum computer.
PsiQuantum, founded by former Bristol professor Jeremy O’Brien, has secured the funds from investors including a venture capital fund started by former Google executive Andy Rubin.
It is believed to be one of the biggest investments to date in quantum computing, a potentially world-changing technology that relies on quantum mechanics to produce computers more powerful than any existing “classical” counterpart.
The professor of quantum computing at a more senior university, one of our lurkers here, is interested in making things work, not this mere cash malarkey.
God Lord, building something is artisanry, not even rising to the depths of trade!