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Quantum Tech Pod Episode 70: Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, Nu Quantum Founder & CEO

Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, Founder and CEO, Nu Quantum, speaks to Christopher Bishop on the latest episode of the Quantum Tech Pod podcast
By Christopher Bishop posted 10 Apr 2024

My latest Quantum Tech Pod with Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, Founder and CEO of quantum company Nu Quantum, is live! 

Carmen grew up in Spain and received an MSc in Physics from Imperial College London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. 

Nu Quantum was a spin-out of the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory in 2018. They are building the entanglement fabric required to enable large-scale, fault-tolerant quantum computers. 

Their approach is to interconnect many smaller cores using a Quantum Networking Unit (QNU) capable of scaling discrete Quantum Processing Units (QPU) to form a larger and more useful quantum computer.

Earlier this year, the U.K. Government awarded Nu Quantum a $2.9 million contract to deliver a first-of-a-kind rack-mounted, scalable quantum data center prototype working with networking supplier Cisco as the prospective end user.

Nu Quantum also recently announced a collaboration with SoftwareQ as part of Project Quarrefour. This initiative will use hardware-software codesign techniques to integrate SoftwareQ’s compiler technology into the real-time firmware of Nu Quantum’s control system. 

Carmen believes in diversity of thought and background and has led several pro-equality and LGBTQIA+ visibility groups, initiatives, and direct actions in STEM and beyond.

Check out my wide-ranging conversation with Carmen!

The “Quantum Tech Pod” podcast, hosted by Christopher Bishop from Inside Quantum Technology, offers a deep dive into the rapidly evolving world of quantum technology. Christopher, an industry expert, engages with leading figures in the field, discussing the latest developments, breakthroughs, and challenges in quantum computing, communication, sensing, and cryptography. The podcast is an informative platform for experts and enthusiasts, providing insights into how quantum technology shapes the future and its implications across various industries. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about quantum technology, “Quantum Tech Pod” delivers engaging conversations illuminating this cutting-edge field.

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