Quantum News Briefs November 3: ParityQC awarded contract by DLR to develop new methods of molecular simulation on quantum computers; Japanese researchers develop optical-fiber based single-photon light source at room temperature for next-generation quantum processing; Quantum Corridor ™ formed to drive tech infrastructure in Indiana + MORE
Quantum News Briefs November 3:
ParityQC awarded contract by DLR to develop new methods of molecular simulation on quantum computers
ParityQC has been awarded a contract by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to develop new
methods of modelling atoms and molecules with quantum computing. Quantum News Briefs summarize the announcement.
The aim of the project, called QuantiCoM Q2H, is to investigate and demonstrate how quantum computing could beused to improve current methods of chemical modelling in scientific and industrial contexts, speeding up development processes and leading to new breakthroughs. QuantiCoM Q2H will last 3 years, ending in 2026. By the end of the project, ParityQC will deliver executable quantum algorithms that will enable the use of quantum hardware for molecular simulations.
QuantiCoM Q2H is a sub-project that is part of a bigger initiative of DLR, QuantiCoM (Quantum
Computing for Materials Science and Engineering). With QuantiCoM, DLR aims to develop
advanced methods of simulation in materials science and materials engineering using
quantum computing. Quantum computing is expected to enable drastically more rapid
developments in this field, leading to new breakthroughs and inventions that have not been
possible so far due to the limits of today’s high-performance computers. Materials science has been identified as one of the fields that could benefit the most from the implementation of quantum mechanical properties such as superposition and entanglement, and breakthroughs
in this field could have an enormous resonance in various industrial sectors.
The appointment for the initiative comes at a time of impressive growth for ParityQC. The
company was founded in January 2020 as a spinoff of the University of Innsbruck and in the
span of a few years has become an important player in the quantum computing industry. As the
world’s only quantum architecture company, ParityQC develops blueprints and an operating
system for quantum computers based on the patented ParityQC.
Japanese researchers develop optical-fiber based single-photon light source at room temperature for next-generation quantum processing
Quantum Corridor ™ formed to drive tech infrastructure in Indiana
Quantum Corridor ™ was formed by Chicago-area technology innovators to drive tech infrastructure to Indiana and create an information-sharing platform for institutions such as Chicago Quantum Exchange, defense contractors and universities. Quantum Corridor ™ is generally restricted to the largest research and education centers and to entities that can use this level of bandwidth.
“There are applications we can’t even fathom yet in quantum research and development, quantum computing, quantum networking and quantum commercialization,” Quantum Corridor CEO Tom Dakich said. “We’re already fielding questions from space exploration ventures, AI entrepreneurs and e-commerce hyperscalers who are eager to use our network to support their work.”
Quantum Corridor will begin near the Purdue University Northwest Campus in Westville, IN and traverse Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties, extending to the internet exchange superhub located in Chicago, approximately 50 miles.
Funds will be used to purchase equipment that will be used to enhance a publicly-owned asset.
The project has a 9-month construction period and will utilize private investment (20+%) and READI Grant proceeds (<80%). The project is expected to complete November of 2023.
The project will combine the existing backbone fiber network with the most advanced Ciena optical gear in existence, and it has interest from space exploration ventures, AI entrepreneurs and e-commerce hyperscalers.
Quantum Corridor will draw interest from innovative technology companies, create tech job opportunities, and provide the mechanism for opportunity in technology within the rural areas of Porter and LaPorte counties. Click here for Quantum Corridor website.
Alice & Bob expands to North America with new Boston office
Alice & Bob, a leading hardware developer in the race to fault-tolerant quantum computing, today announced the opening of a new office in Boston to lead the company’s North American business development and accelerate its technology advancements for the quantum-ready market. Quantum News Briefs summarizes.
The Boston headquarters will be led by Blaise Vignon, Chief Product Officer of Alice & Bob, who will assume the role of President of Alice & Bob USA. Alice & Bob recognized the need to establish a strong executive presence encouraged by the solid market demand for quantum services from various U.S. industries. Blaise’s depth of technical and business expertise will be essential for the company to capitalize on Boston’s large talent pool from top universities and flourishing R&D ecosystem.
Alice & Bob is solely focused on the race to logical qubits that can create major impacts for businesses in the fault tolerant quantum computing era. Their logical cat qubit architecture could be available as soon as 2024.
Blaise has previously held leadership positions in product management at Microsoft and Criteo. At Microsoft France, he led the Business Development effort from Microsoft towards the local startup ecosystem. Blaise also served in an engineering capacity designing GPUs at NVIDIA. Blaise will lead the office alongside a product team poised to execute Alice & Bob’s full commercial and technological vision in North America.
The Boston headquarters will be opened at the heart of Cambridge academic and commercial landscape at 1 Broadway Building, Cambridge, Mass. The area is renowned for its academic prowess, booming health tech scene, and rich history in finance and biotechnology, leading to its establishment as a burgeoning quantum hub. Click here to read the announcement in-entirety.
Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.