Physics of Cellular Automata and Quantum Dots Workshop
ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE
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The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a select group of physicists and computer scientists to discuss methods of domesticating quantum dots for computational purposes. There are a variety of ways of constructing with modern lithography two-dimensional arrays of these quantum dots, in which the individual dots can range from simple quantum wells to sophisticated resonant tunneling devices. In each case, the arrays to date have been limited to two dimensions, or planar technology. Cellular automata provide a computing paradigm where uniform arrays with local interconnections can be made to yield general purpose computation in a reasonably compact way.