The Week in Quantum Computing - May 10th

Issue #35

The Week in Quantum Computing. Brought to you by Sergio Gago (@piratecto) and The Quantum World Association.

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Quick Recap

The first quarter is over. While we are not seeing the same blast of investment as in Q4 last year, many advancements are happening. This week, cold qubits, qutrits and analysis of quantum cryptography marke with the potential to grow by USD 2.71 billion during 2020-2024. Lastly, on the classical side we keep pushing Moore’s law by delivering 2nm chips, and research on polymer based insulators.

The Quote of the Week

By Esperanza Cuenca Gómez

"There's the moment when you know you can find out the answer and that's the period you are sleepless before you know what it is. When you've got it and know what it is, then you can rest easy."
Dorothy Hodgkin - chemist, discoverer of protein crystallography, pioneer of the technique of X-ray crystallography, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate.

Featured Content

The Summary of the Week

Who is responsible for the quantum leap?

Quantum computing is expected to disrupt a wide range of industries in 10–20 years, time frame strongly depends upon scientific and engineering results. Currently we have several market forecasts, but should clearly understand the high level of uncertainty.

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May 01, 2021 at 02:33PM


Moving Chips Closer to Cold Qubits


Conventional electronics join quantum circuits in the deep freeze. Three of the biggest companies making quantum computers today—GoogleIntel, and Microsoft—are betting on supercooled devices operating at close to absolute zero. But there’s a problem: These cold cathedrals of quantum computing cannot tolerate the extra heat given off by the conventional computing chips that control them.

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May 02, 2021 at 02:33PM


World's 1st multinode quantum network is a breakthrough for the quantum internet


Researchers at the QuTech research center in the Netherlands created the system, which is made up of three quantum nodes entangled by the spooky laws of quantum mechanics that govern subatomic particles.

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May 03, 2021 at 08:33PM


Beyond Qubits: Key Components for a Qutrit-Based Quantum Computer Demonstrated


Team led by Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists builds a new type of quantum processor capable of information scrambling like that theorized within black holes.

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May 04, 2021 at 08:33AM


QC Ware Explores Using Quantum Neural Networks to Improve Biomedical Image Analysis with Roche

QC Ware is collaborating with Roche on a research project to optimize image recognition. The project combines the leading expertise of Roche in machine learning applications for biomedical image analysis and that of QC Ware in quantum machine learning and neural networks.

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May 04, 2021 at 08:40PM


Cambridge Quantum Computing Announces Integration of tket platform into Strangeworks Ecosystem

Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a global leader in quantum software and quantum algorithms, today announced that Strangeworks, Inc.

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May 04, 2021 at 10:33PM


NIST previews post-quantum cryptography challenges


To help prepare organizations for post-quantum cryptography, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released the final version of a white paper, “Getting Ready for Post-Quantum Cryptography: Exploring Challenges Associated with Adopti

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May 05, 2021 at 09:33AM


evolutionQ Introduces BasejumpQDN™ Quantum Delivery Network Technology for Secure Networks


evolutionQ announces the launch of BasejumpQDN, a quantum-safe software product that allows organizations who are building a network based on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) devices to easily deploy and cost-effectively manage quantum technologies throughout their network.

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May 05, 2021 at 09:33AM


GlobalFoundries and PsiQuantum partner on full-scale quantum computer

PsiQuantum and Globalfoundries have teamed up to manufacture the chips that will become part of the Q1 quantum computer.

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May 06, 2021 at 08:33AM


Quantum Computing: Is IonQ Worth The Leap?

Quantum computing is in its infancy; but with its long-term promise, this remains one of the most exciting potential investment markets of tomorrow.

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May 06, 2021 at 08:33AM


Paper: XENet: Using a new graph convolution to accelerate the timeline for protein design on quantum computers

Graph representations are traditionally used to represent protein structures in sequence design protocols where the folding pattern is known. This infrequently extends to machine learning projects: existing graph convolution algorithms have shortcomings when representing protein environments.

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May 06, 2021 at 09:33AM


When Quantum and Classical play together

Playing Angry Birds on a quantum computer? probably a bad idea. But embedding classical logic in a quantum circuit is a crucial step towards useful quantum algorithms. Let’s dive deeper. Hypothetically speaking, would it be possible to conduct a Zoom call on a quantum computer?

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May 06, 2021 at 07:33PM


Quantum computers could be doing useful work more quickly than everyone thought

Quantum computing has long been identified as a potential avenue to speed up those risk assessments thanks to the extraordinary compute power that the technology is expected to bring about in comparison to classical approaches.  

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May 07, 2021 at 09:33AM


Polymer-based insulator could help maintain Moore's law – Physics World

A polymer-based insulator that conducts heat well and has an ultra-low dielectric constant – two properties seldom seen in the same structure – could help dissipate waste heat in computer chips.

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May 07, 2021 at 09:33AM


Securing the Internet of Things in the Age of Quantum Computing

Internet security, privacy, and authentication aren't new issues, but IoT presents unique security challenges.

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May 07, 2021 at 09:33AM


Quantum Cryptography Solutions Market by End-user and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2020-2024

The quantum cryptography solutions market size has the potential to grow by USD 2.71 billion during 2020-2024, and the market’s growth momentum will accelerate during the forecast period.

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May 07, 2021 at 10:33AM


A buyer’s guide to quantum as a service: Qubits for hire

Steve Jobs is widely quoted to have said, "A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them." A quantum computing (QC) service is hard enough to understand when it's explained to you plainly.

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May 07, 2021 at 10:33AM


Quantum walks on a programmable two-dimensional 62-qubit superconducting processor

Quantum walks are the quantum mechanical analog of classical random walks and an extremely powerful tool in quantum simulations, quantum search algorithms, and even for universal quantum computing.

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May 07, 2021 at 08:33PM


Compute with Atoms, with Ultimate Control Thanks to Pulser

Pulser is an open-source project, started by the Quantum Software and Applications team at Pasqal, which provides an easy-to-use approach to the design and emulation of pulse sequences for neutral-atom devices, like the Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) and quantum simulators being built at Pasqal and

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May 07, 2021 at 10:33PM


Sateliot leads Spanish IoT nanosat consortium

Paris, 6 May 2021. – The Spanish satellite telecommunications operator Sateliot takes the lead to develop a low Earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellite constellation offering 5G coverage and a secure quantum key information exchange system.

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May 07, 2021 at 11:33PM