Scientists built an analog quantum simulator that could answer important unsolved questions in the field of physics.
these analog devices create a “hardware analogy” to solve problems in quantum physics. To test the simulator, researchers used a simple circuit coupled together with two quantum components. Tuning electrical voltages, scientists created a state of matter called “Z3 parafermions,” which is when electrons have only one-third of their usual charge—the first time such a state was created on an electronic device in a lab. The idea is to scale up this simulator to solve more complex questions in quantum computing.
For more, check out this Popular Mechanics story.