Exploring the quantum speed limit with computer games

@article{Srensen2016ExploringTQ,
  title={Exploring the quantum speed limit with computer games},
  author={Jens Jakob W. H. S{\o}rensen and Mads Kock Pedersen and Michael Munch and Pinja Haikka and Jesper Halkj{\ae}r Jensen and Tilo Planke and Morten Ginnerup Andreasen and Miroslav Gajdacz and Klaus M{\o}lmer and Andreas Lieberoth and Jacob Friis Sherson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={532},
  pages={210-213}
}
Humans routinely solve problems of immense computational complexity by intuitively forming simple, low-dimensional heuristic strategies. Citizen science (or crowd sourcing) is a way of exploiting this ability by presenting scientific research problems to non-experts. ‘Gamification’—the application of game elements in a non-game context—is an effective tool with which to enable citizen scientists to provide solutions to research problems. The citizen science games Foldit, EteRNA and EyeWire have… Expand
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