Computer gamers solve quantum problems


More than 10,000 computer-game enthusiasts have helped physicists in Denmark to design better protocols for running quantum computers.

The researchers at Aarhus University created a suite of games called Quantum Moves, which mimic operations in a hypothetical quantum computer. When faced with challenges that resemble real design problems, the gamers came up with better solutions than those calculated by the physicists.

Read more in a Physics World article.