A glimpse of Nobel Prize winner David J. Wineland‘s work, can be seen in a paper he co-wrote with Deitrich Leibfried, published online in January 2011.

David J. Wineland, who along with Serge Haroche, a professor at Collège de France and École Normale Supérieure, in Paris, were jointly recognized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics Oct. 9, 2012, for their respective work in observing and analyzing the fundamental interactions between light particles and matter.

In Wineland’s and Leibfried’s paper, “Quantum information processing and metrology with
trapped ions,” the two scientists explain their work in creating algorithms using subatomic particles in a step that could lead computer scientists one step closer to quantum information processing.