We unveil the first industrial blueprint on how to build a large-scale quantum computer. The work features a new invention permitting actual quantum bits to be transmitted between individual quantum computing modules in order to obtain a fully modular large-scale machine. The work is published in Science Advances.

Manuscript: Blueprint for a microwave trapped-ion quantum computer
University of Sussex Press Release

Selected media coverage:

Sky News Tonight With Dermot Murnaghan

BBC One – South East Today

BBC Radio 4 Inside Science (go to 7.52)

BBC NEWS: Quantum computer ‘construction plan’ drawn up

The Telegraph: ‘Deep Thought’ – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy dream computer – to be realised by British scientists

The Independent: Quantum computing breakthrough could help ‘change life completely’, say scientists

The Financial Times: Blueprint published for first ultra-powerful quantum computer

Nature: Physicists propose football-pitch-sized quantum computer

Daily Mail: Want to make a quantum computer? Researchers reveal blueprint for device they say could ‘change life completely’

VICE: Here’s How to Build the First Large-Scale Quantum Computer

Some background:

The Conversation: How we created the first ever blueprint for a real quantum computer by Winfried Hensinger