Actress Marilyn Monroe famously declared “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Little did she know that these precious gems would also revolutionize the future of science — specifically when it comes to Quantum Digital Computing.

On this episode of HUJI Bites we paid a visit to the lab of Nir Bar-Gill, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Physics and the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he and his researchers focus on studying certain localized defects in diamonds—specifically, the Nitrogen-Vacancy (NVs) color centers. These NVs have unique and very useful quantum properties which can be utilized to build a platform for addressing various questions in physics and quantum theory.