(AustralianDefence) Australia leads the world in some areas of quantum technologies and this interview features insights from Professor Gavin Brennen, Director of Macquarie University’s Centre for Quantum Engineering. Professor Brennen explained that with advances in quantum computing any and all previously encrypted sensitive communications (from government and military secrets to bank transactions) can potentially be…..
(GCN) The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been working to identify and standardize new quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms. This past January, NIST announced a narrowed-down list of 26 algorithms for potential standardization, with plans to evaluate and analyze these algorithms in real-world settings over the remainder of the year. These quantum-resistant algorithms will need…..
(StraitsTimes) Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have collaborated with scientists from around the world to produce a major result in quantum mechanics. The research team, led by Assistant Professor Yang Shengyuan of SUTD, was involved in the first experimental demonstration of the Quantum Hall Effect (QHE) in three dimensions. Electricity…..
(Phys.org) scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—are teaming with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to create a first-of-its-kind automated system to catalog atomically thin two-dimensional (2-D) materials and stack them into layered structures. Called the…..
(GeekWire) The National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee is soliciting for its advisory committee. Click here to read the Federal Register with additional information on how to apply. Nominations are to be emailed by October 4 to: NQIAC@science.doe.gov. In a statement announcing the search for advisory committee members, White House chief technology officer Michael Kratsios noted…..
(CWI) When the first fully-functional quantum computers are finally built they will likely have extremely small memories, so they will require specially-designed algorithms that don’t use a lot of memory. Stacey Jeffery is a tenure-track researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam who designs these types of algorithms. One of the algorithms she…..
(Yahoo.Finance) QC Ware, a leading developer of applications that run on quantum computers, today announced three key appointments to lead the company’s algorithm development program. Scott Aaronson has been appointed as the company’s Chief Scientific Advisor. Aaronson will dedicate part of his time toward working closely with Wim van Dam and Iordanis Kerenidis, who will…..
(TechnologyReview) Evidence that quantum searches are an ordinary feature of electron behavior may explain the genetic code, one of the greatest puzzles in biology. Searching databases is a foundational task in computer science, used for everything from finding telephone numbers to breaking cryptographic codes. So any speed-up is a significant advance. The physicist Lov Grover…..
(TheConversation) A team of researchers from the UK and France have demonstrated that it may well be possible to build a quantum computer from conventional silicon-based electronic components. This could pave the way for large-scale manufacturing of quantum computers much sooner than might otherwise be possible. There are two main reasons why making a quantum…..
(Phys.org) JILA is a joint research and training institute operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder. JILA physicists have demonstrated a novel atomic clock design that combines near-continuous operation with strong signals and high stability, features not previously found together in a single type of next-generation…..