Quantum Tech Pod Episode 5: Paul Lipman, ColdQuanta
(QuantumTechPod) Host Chris Bishop, today interviews Paul Lipman, President of Quantum Computing at ColdQuanta, where he leads the team “building the world’s most useful quantum computer”. Paul previously led multiple successful cybersecurity companies to exit as CEO and has extensive experience leading complex global organizations and transforming cultures, sales execution and innovation delivery. He has an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and a BSc in Physics from the Victoria University of Manchester, England. Lipman shared, “Coming to ColdQuanta was a homecoming a return to my physics journey.”
Cold Quanta was founded in 2007 and is based on the 1924 Bose Condensate. Dr. Dana Anderson, the founder at U of Colorado Boulder founded ColdQuanta to commercialize the technology such as the quantum computer. Dr. Anderson was colleagues with Drs. Cornell and Wieman at the University of Boulder and collaborated on the use of cold atoms to make practical things.
In 2007, Dr. Anderson co-founded ColdQuanta and became its CTO. Dr. Mark Saffman was one of Dana’s students and, after moving to the University of Wisconsin, joined ColdQuanta as its Chief Scientist with a focus on the Cold Atom Quantum Computer. Many of CQ’s scientists and engineers were students and colleagues of Drs. Anderson and Saffman.
Lipman explained the name “Hilbert” for ColdQuanta’ quantum computer. David Hilbert was a famous German mathematician and he invented the concept of infinite mathematical space named “Hilbert Space.” So it is fitting to be naming a quantum computer after this mathematician.
IQT hopes that our conversation with Paul Lipman will make this an interesting, informative and worthwhile talk for you.