The Week in Quantum Computing - November 1st

The Week in Quantum Computing - November 1st

The Week in Quantum Computing. Brought to you by Sergio Gago and The Quantum World Association.

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Quick Recap

With COVID-19 second waves hitting several parts of the planet and countries going back to lockdowns, researchers take the chance to double down their efforts on Quantum Computing. Companies are paving the wave for next year either by hiring top talent, making their last releases of the year and preparing their boards for what is to come. Also this week we have seen a few developments that could pave the way for new qubit topologies. On the event and conferences side, the IQT Europe has taken place this week with dozens of impressive talks by some of the key players in the industry and great networking.

To finalize an interview with Prof. Peter Shor where he gets personal now that his infamous algorithm gets 25.

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The Summary of the Week

Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time

Physicists have reached a long-sought goal. The catch is that their room-temperature superconductor requires crushing pressures to keep from falling apart.

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October 25, 2020 at 09:33PM


Detecting and tracking drift in quantum information processors

If quantum information processors are to fulfill their potential, the diverse errors that affect them must be understood and suppressed. But errors typically fluctuate over time, and the most widely used tools for characterizing them assume static error modes and rates.

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October 27, 2020 at 10:33PM


Integrated optical multi-ion quantum logic


Practical and useful quantum information processing requires substantial improvements with respect to current systems, both in the error rates of basic operations and in scale.

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October 27, 2020 at 10:33PM


How Can AI And Quantum Computers Work Together?


Gary Fowler is a serial AI entrepreneur with 15 startups and an IPO. He is CEO and Co-Founder of GSD Venture Studios and Yva.ai. Traditional computers operate based on data that is encoded in a binary system.

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October 27, 2020 at 10:33PM


Quantum Deep Learning

PennyLane lead developer Nathan Killoran shares some insights on the connections between deep learning and quantum computing. First of four videos in the series "Introduction to Quantum Machine Learning with PennyLane".

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October 27, 2020 at 10:33PM


60-year-old limit to lasers overturned by quantum researchers


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A team of Australian quantum theorists has shown how to break a bound that had been believed, for 60 years, to fundamentally limit the coherence of lasers.

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October 27, 2020 at 11:33PM


A Quantum Tango between Magnons and Phonons


A nanopatterned magnetic structure features an unprecedently strong coupling between lattice vibrations and quantized spin waves, which could lead to novel ways of manipulating quantum information.

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October 28, 2020 at 12:33PM


IBM ready to buy more companies, CEO Krishna notes

A week and a half after announcing the pending spin-off of its managed infrastructure services unit into a new, publicly-traded company, Big Blue execs tried to give analysts a preview of what a more streamlined, focused IBM (NYSE: IBM) might look like: A cloud-centered innovator – and an acquisitive one at that.

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October 29, 2020 at 08:33AM


Introducing The New Qiskit Chemistry Module And Gradients Framework For Next-Level Quantum Computing


Today, we’re excited to announce a complete overhaul of the Qiskit Chemistry module, plus the new Qiskit Gradients framework, meant both for quantum application developers as well as domain experts with basic knowledge of quantum computing.

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October 29, 2020 at 02:33PM


Honeywell Releases Next Generation Of Quantum Computer



BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a breakthrough in the early era of quantum computing with the introduction of its next-generation quantum computer, the System Model H1.

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October 29, 2020 at 11:33PM


Researchers find direction decided by rate of coin flip in quantum world


Flip a coin. Heads? Take a step to the left. Tails? Take a step to the right. In the quantum world? Go in both directions at once, like a wave spreading out. Called the 'walker analogy,' this random process can be applied in both classical and quantum algorithms used in state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial intelligence and data search processes. However, the randomness also makes the walk difficult to control, making it more difficult to precisely design systems.

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October 29, 2020 at 11:33PM


Explainer | How China hopes to win the quantum technology race


China’s national quantum programme has been shrouded in secrecy until recently, when it was defined as part of the national strategy.

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October 30, 2020 at 10:33PM


World's record entanglement storage sets up a milestone for research alliance


A quantum internet that connects multiple locations is a key step in quantum technology roadmaps worldwide. In this context, the European Quantum Flagship Programme launched the Quantum Internet Alliance in 2018.

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October 31, 2020 at 08:33AM


Quantum-computing pioneer warns of complacency over Internet security Interview with Prof. Peter Shor


When physicists first thought up quantum computers in the 1980s, they sounded like a nice theoretical idea, but one probably destined to remain on paper. Then in 1995, 25 years ago this month, applied mathematician Peter Shor published a paper1 that changed that perception.

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October 31, 2020 at 08:33AM


IonQ Hires Dave Bacon and Denise Ruffner


COLLEGE PARK, Md., /PRNewswire/ -- IonQ, the leader in quantum computing, today announced new additions to its leadership team. Dave Bacon has joined IonQ as the Vice President of Software, coming to IonQ from Google's quantum engineering team.

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October 31, 2020 at 01:33PM