The Week in Quantum Computing - September 27th

Issue #55

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

Do you like this Newsletter? Like, share and subscribe! :) (or do the three things in superposition :) ).

Share Quantum Pirates

Quick Recap

If there is only one thing you can red this week about quantum and business. Then read this thread by Tom Wong.

In the meantime IonQ takes the spotlight with their work both with Fidelity Investments and Goldman. Also Nippon Steel. A couple of interesting breakthroughs on the qubit race: superconductors and twisted light. Infosys also supporting Indian companies in the QC field. Clearly autumn is here (and not bringing a Quantum Winter, don’t worry!)

The Quote of the Week

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again"

Nelson Mandela - anti-apartheid activist, statesman and philanthropist. President of South Africa. Peace Nobel prize laureate.

By Esperanza Cuenca Gómez

Featured Content

I had the pleasure to talk with the Quantum London folks and Esperanza Cuenca (the one from the quotes!) on the applications for finance. Great chat!

Quantum Resource

By @quantumfyed

The Summary of the Week

China's quantum technology realizes industrial application


Standing one meter tall and weighing under 100 kilograms, a miniature quantum satellite ground station caught the eye of visitors at the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province on Saturday.

Link: https://ift.tt/3CtlvjA
September 19, 2021 at 07:30PM


Yale joins as research partner in $25 million Quantum Leap Challenge Institute


As of Sept. 2, Yale has been serving as a key academic partner of the Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation, a project aimed at developing new technologies by achieving a better understanding of quantum systems.

Link: https://ift.tt/3tTJUvg
September 19, 2021 at 11:30PM


Building a quantum future – Physics World


Construction will soon be starting on the world’s first national laboratory to be dedicated to quantum computing.

Link: https://ift.tt/2XLDdjg
September 21, 2021 at 08:30AM


Twisted light makes for breakthrough quantum computer chip

Quantum computers have the potential to drastically outperform traditional computers, but for now they’re mostly limited to labs and big experimental setups.

Link: https://ift.tt/39qhZd0
September 21, 2021 at 07:30PM


All-nitride superconducting qubit made on a silicon substrate



This qubit uses niobium nitride (NbN) with a superconducting transition temperature of 16 K (-257 °C) as the electrode material, and aluminum nitride (AlN) for the insulating layer of the Josephson junction.

Link: https://ift.tt/2XsUuNQ
September 22, 2021 at 08:30AM


Goldman Sachs, QC Ware and IonQ Demonstrate Quantum Algorithms Proof-of-Concept That Will Revolutionize Financial Services, Other Industries.


New paper benchmarks quantum algorithms on IonQ’s new quantum computer, demonstrating the viability of the approach and providing a roadmap to commercial usage Use of quantum computers in Monte Carlo simulations has relevance in many areas of finance, science, and engineering The high performance

Link: https://ift.tt/3CMbhej
September 22, 2021 at 08:30AM


Riverlane: UK Consortium Develops New Hardware Abstraction Layer to Facilitate Collaboration Across the Quantum Computing Industry

CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A consortium led by Cambridge-based quantum computing software company Riverlane and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed an open-source hardware abstraction layer (HAL) that makes software portable across different quantum computing hardware plat

Link: https://ift.tt/3CuKLWq
September 22, 2021 at 09:30AM


Quside creates a randomness-accelerated version of NumPy


The forked version of NumPy is built on top of the Quside™ Randomness Acceleration Platform, which combines the company’s phase-diffusion quantum random number generation (QRNG) products, with advanced randomness processing tools.

The solution released by Quside today allows developers, data analysts, and AI researchers to improve their randomized workloads in one of Python’s most widely used environments with zero changes in code required.

Link: https://ift.tt/2W42YL2
September 22, 2021 at 10:30AM


Towards a Commercial Quantum Computer:  A Dutch Roadmap


(By Amara Graps, Staff Writer) To summarize what is needed in a supply chain for the key components for a consumer Quantum Computer product, the Dutch quantum ecosystem formed the ImpaQT project, with their first task: the development of a Roadmap.

Link: https://ift.tt/3CsUAEq
September 22, 2021 at 05:30PM


Goldman Sachs and Nippon Steel show quantum computers inching toward commercial impact


The two companies both published research this week highlighting how quantum computers are inching closer to commercial applications

Link: https://ift.tt/3lSho9J
September 22, 2021 at 10:30PM


Two new quantum computing breakthroughs reveal the technology’s commercial potential


Quantum computing is getting ever closer to realizing its potential as a transformative technology for many businesses.

Link: https://ift.tt/3nUbrvQ
September 23, 2021 at 08:30AM


Competing Visions Underpin China’s Quantum Computer Race

Scientists have known for decades that the particulate emissions from ships can have a dramatic effect on low-lying stratocumulus clouds above the ocean. In satellite images, parts of the Earth's oceans are streaked with bright white strips of clouds that correspond to shipping lanes.

Link: https://ift.tt/3AeJORs
September 23, 2021 at 04:30PM


Infosys Developing Quantum Computing Tech For Indian Startups To Innovate On

Indian IT giant Infosys has announced that it is working with Amazon Web Services to develop quantum computing capabilities and use cases based on Amazon Braket to test and evaluate quantum applications on circuit simulators and quantum hardware tech.

Link: https://ift.tt/3lVpwGA
September 23, 2021 at 05:31PM


Qubit Stream: Monte Carlo Advance, Infosys Joins the Fray, D-Wave Meeting Plans, and More



It seems the stream of quantum computing reports never ceases. This week – IonQ and Goldman Sachs tackle Monte Carlo on quantum hardware, Cambridge Quantum pushes chemistry calculations forward, D-Wave prepares for its sixth annual Qubits 21 conference, Infosys partners with AWS Braket, and a U.K.

Link: https://ift.tt/3CIM4Bg
September 25, 2021 at 08:30AM


IonQ and Fidelity Center for Applied Technology Demonstrate Quantum Machine Learning for Finance on IonQ Quantum Computers


New paper describes how quantum machine learning algorithms have exponential advantage over classical counterparts in financial analysis

  • Algorithm leverages copulas--a common data analysis technique--to better describe the complex relationships between several variables, such as stock prices

  • Algorithm has been demonstrated on IonQ’s latest quantum computer and outperformed equivalent algorithm based on classical machine learning

  • Quantum algorithms can be applied to statistical problems in several industries, expanding the near-term opportunity for quantum computing

    Link: https://ift.tt/39Irncp
    September 25, 2021 at 10:30AM


How Quantum Computing can Solve Real-World Problems

The history of technology can seem like it was very predictable in retrospect, but the future typically feels more uncertain. Nowhere is this uncertainty more evident than in the domain of quantum computing.

Link: https://ift.tt/3u6nw1U
September 25, 2021 at 10:30AM