(QuantaMagazine) Frank Wilczek, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, recently posted a new paper with Stockholm University’s Qing-Dong Jiang, that propose a new way to discover unusual and probably useful properties of seemingly ordinary materials by probing a thin aura that surrounds the material,…..
(RBSNews) NatWest has begun testing with what it terms “quantum-inspired” computing power in order to solve some of the most complex, challenging, time consuming and expensive problems that the bank faces. Quantum-inspired means that quantum algorithms are used to solve a problem, but qubits are not actually used in the process. Until very recently the…..
(SpectrumIEEE) Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an on-chip quantum emitter capable of emitting one photon of light at a time with a previously unattainable spatial resolution and efficiency. This advance could prove key to the development of unbreakable cryptography and quantum computers. For the past decade, quantum dots have been the de…..
(PhysicsWorld) The €1bn European Quantum Flagship initiative launched recently and is now debating about how to spend the money. The major flashpoint is an apparent gap between what the academic quantum-science community wants to do, and what the flagship intends to support. Despite the flagship’s emphasis on fostering industrial applications, fully 90 of 140 proposals…..
(NextPlatform) Jim Held, who heads the emerging tech group at Intel that focuses on quantum computing, explains and discusses Intel’s efforts in quantum technology in this information-rich article. Throughout, the discussion references the premise that Intel is less concerned with productizing as with refining how quantum tech can be spun up via existing fabrication capabilities……
(Nano-Magazine) Princeton physicist Zahid Hasan and his team of researchers have discovered a quantum state of matter that can be “tuned” at will — and it’s 10 times more tuneable than existing theories can explain. This level of manipulability opens enormous possibilities for next-generation nanotechnologies and quantum computing. “We found a new control knob for…..
(Forbes.com) Quantum computing is defined succinctly in the article as the next frontier of machines that think not in bytes but in powerful qubits. Scientists have been studying the theory of quantum computing for 30 years, and some say the first mainstream applications are just around the corner. Author briefly introduces small startups such as…..
(Photonics.com) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $218 million in funding for 85 research awards in the field of quantum information science (QIS). The awards were granted to scientists at 28 institutions of higher learning across the nation, along with nine DOE national laboratories, covering a range of topics from developing hardware and…..
(TechCrunch) D-Wave’s Orion quantum computer, which launched in 2007, was used to classify drug molecules and play Sodoku. The business now sells computers for up to $10 million to clients like Google, Microsoft and Northrop Grumman. Today, the D-Wave computers are simulating weather patterns and tsunamis, optimizing hotel ad displays, solving complex network problems “We’ve…..
(Economist.com) Quantum-proofing the internet is shaping up to be an expensive, protracted and probably incomplete job. Major companies that control much of the internet’s pipework are already beginning to run quanatum-proofing tests of their own. At Microsoft, Dr LaMacchia plans to test quantum-resistant encryption on the links that connect the firm’s data centers. Google has…..