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Quantum News Briefs September 7: Classiq advances quantum software presence with Boston expansion; Qrypt appoints Christopher Moretti to Board of Advisors; New method from UChicago chemists using quantum dots could lead to cost-effective sensors + MORE

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By Sandra Helsel posted 07 Sep 2023

Quantum News Briefs September 7:

Classiq advances quantum software presence with Boston expansion

Classiq Technologies announced on September 6 its expansion into the Boston area and the relocation of Shai Lev, vice president of strategic partnerships, to lead the company’s growth in North America. Quantum News Briefs summarizes.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Classiq has seen rapid growth over the past year as demand increases for its quantum computing software. The company’s expansion into Boston enables it to tap into the region’s bustling quantum ecosystem, renowned academic institutions and key industries pursuing quantum applications.
“As we continue our impressive momentum helping organizations develop real-world quantum applications, Boston is a clear choice for further expansion,” said Nir Minerbi, CEO and co-founder of Classiq. “The Boston area is a hub for quantum research and education with an incredible pool of quantum talent. Industries aggressively exploring quantum’s potential, such as financial services, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, are very strong there.”
Lev has been instrumental in forging partnerships with leading quantum hardware and software companies. To lead Classiq’s North America expansion, he relocated and will open the company’s Boston-area office.
“Boston has one of the highest concentrations of quantum activity today – from research at MIT, Harvard and other universities, to government-funded programs and private-sector efforts,” said Lev. “It’s exciting to represent Classiq in the Boston ecosystem and throughout North America as we introduce more organizations to our technologies and products to accelerate their journey to quantum advantage.”  Click here to read the original news announcement in-entirety.

Qrypt appoints Christopher Moretti to Board of Advisors

Qrypt announced on August 30 that Christopher Moretti, vice president of global technology and cloud transformation at Evernorth Health Services, a division of The Cigna Group, is joining Qrypt’s esteemed board of advisors (BoA). Quantum News Briefs summarizes.With over 25 years of extensive experience in healthcare, financial services, business and information technology (IT) leadership, Moretti brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in promoting data privacy and safeguarding critical sectors, including healthcare and banking, from the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.
Over the past decade, Moretti has demonstrated exceptional executive leadership at Evernorth, where he plays a crucial role in directing the company’s global engineering and infrastructure services. This includes executive supervision of security engineering, information management and cloud transformation initiatives. Prior to his tenure at Evernorth, Moretti held the position of Managing Director of Global Networks at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and held executive leadership roles during his 14-year career at General Electric and its subsidiaries, supporting insurance, consumer and commercial banking sectors. Additionally, Moretti serves as a board member and co-chair of ONUG, a collective voice of IT executives from the largest global public companies.
“With the emergence of cutting-edge technologies such as generative AI and quantum computing in industries handling personal and sensitive data, it has become evident the time for disruption in data security practices is now,” stated Moretti. “Qrypt, with its strong leadership, vision and highly respected research partnerships, is at the forefront of security innovation, protecting data from current and future threats with advanced data processing techniques. By joining Qrypt’s board, I am eager to lend my enterprise expertise to address urgent and critical data security concerns in healthcare and beyond.” Click here to read the complete announcement.

New method from UChicago chemists using quantum dots could lead to cost-effective sensors

Scientists with the University of Chicago have demonstrated a way to create infrared light using colloidal quantum dots. Quantum News Briefs summarizes the September 5 article.
Infrared light has a lot of uses. In particular, it is very useful for making sensors. If you want to know whether harmful gases are coming out of your car exhaust, or test whether your breath is above the legal alcohol limit, or make sure methane gas isn’t coming out of your drill plant, for example, you use infrared light. That’s because different types of molecules will each absorb infrared light at a very specific wavelength, so they’re easy to tell apart.
“So a cost-effective and easy-to-use method to make infrared light with quantum dots could be very useful,” explained Xingyu Shen, a graduate student and first author on the new study.
The researchers said the method demonstrates great promise; the dots are already as efficient as existing conventional methods, even though the experiments are still in early stages.
The dots could someday form the basis of infrared lasers as well as small and cost-effective sensors, such as those used in exhaust emissions tests or breathalyzers.
“Right now the performance for these dots is close to existing commercial infrared light sources, and we have reason to believe we could significantly improve that,” said Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, a professor of physics and chemistry at the University of Chicago, member of the James Frank Institute, and one of three authors on the paper published in Nature Photonics. “We’re very excited for the possibilities.” Click here to read the original article in-entirety on UofChicago website.

 

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An artistic representation of the Golden Rule of Three, proposed by researchers from NUS, showing how to align different molecules to create a supermoire lattice.