Quantum Computing Report News

The items on this page are courtesy of the Quantum Computing Report. Covering the sector since 2015, it uses that experience to provide a curated focus on the news that matters.

By Dr. Andre Saraiva, UNSW The achievements of Chinese academic Jianwei Pan have earned him the nickname of “Father of Quantum” in the Chinese scientific community. His success history recently culminated in the first quantum satellite, which distributes entangled photons between ground and an orbit thousands of kilometres high. His... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-21
A few years ago, researchers in the quantum physics era would have discussions on whether quantum computing would ever do anything useful at all.  (See here, here, and here).  People would argue that the qubits are much too unstable and the challenges of getting them to behave and building them... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-19
As part of this initiative, IBM will establish the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center which will offer access to its quantum computers, as well as collaborate on academic, education, and community outreach programs. This effort will enable students to learn how to use the Qiskit open source software development framework, and also provide... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-18
One of the oldest and still most important concept in classical computing software is the IF statement. This statement allows a program to inspect the value of a variable and then take different courses of action depending upon the result. Up until recently, the available quantum computers did not have... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-18
Michel Kurek, a French finance professional with 25+ years of experience in the sector, has recently performed extensive research on quantum patents, publications, and investments as part of his studies for an Executive Master at the École Polytechnique. He has published an extensive 52 page report titled Quantum Technologies Patents,... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
In what might be the first publicly announced application which exhibits Quantum Advantage, Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) and IBM has announced a software application for their IBM Q Network that will provide verifiable quantum random number generation on demand.  This service will be available at no additional charge to the... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
IBM has described a quantum computing roadmap that incorporates a number of advancements in future machines that include innovations at the chip, electrical, mechanical, and software technology levels. The goal is to not only improvement the number of qubits in the machines, but also improve the qubit quality metrics so... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
By Dr. Andre Saraiva, UNSW Measuring electric currents through a specially designed semiconductor device, researchers from the Manfra group at Purdue University measured directly an important topological quantity: the braiding statistics of anyons. This is a long sought-after scientific milestone for demonstrating the principles behind topological quantum computers. What are anyons? Well, make yourself a cup of tea, because this might take a minute.   While all materials are made from the same subatomic particles – protons, neutrons and electrons – these... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-11
The Quantum Computing Report is expanding our coverage to include deeper coverage of new technical developments in quantum technology. This section, QTechnalysis (short for Quantum Technology Analysis), will include our reviews of new technical announcements and papers and include assessments of how they might impact the industry. September 6, 2020Dressed... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-07
The Quantum Computing Report is expanding our coverage to include deeper coverage of new technical developments in quantum technology. This section, Qnalysis (short for Quantum Technology Analysis), will include our reviews of new technical announcements and papers and include assessments of how they might impact the industry. September 6, 2020Dressed... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-07
By Dr. Andre Saraiva, UNSW In the war against quantum errors, it is important to pick your battles. Noise can cause all sorts of complicated multiqubit errors, but it is often the mundane phase flip of a single qubit that causes most trouble. This means that locally the qubits can... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-07
By Dr. Andre Saraiva, UNSW For a new proposal to make it out of the starting line in the race of quantum computing, every engineer and scientist asks the same question: what is your qubit coherence time? This tells them how long the qubits can hold in a superposition of... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-07
Google held a Quantum Summer Symposium on July 22 and 23 of this year and discussed their activities to build a Quantum Computing Data Center, establish a Quantum Computing Service, develop a 1 million qubit processor, and research quantum computing applications. Google described their plans to develop a 1 million... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-05
Another new entrant has entered the cloud-based quantum computing market with Xanadu offering a photonic-based versions that have 8 and 12 qubits with a 24 qubit version coming soon. Although others are working on quantum computers using photonic technologies, Xanadu is the first one to make one publicly available in... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-03
This will be Rigetti’s first installation outside of the United States and the system will be located in Abingdon, U.K.  They will be joined by Oxford Instruments, University of Edinburgh, quantum software start-up Phasecraft, and Standard Chartered Bank. The effort will be funded by the government’s Quantum Technologies Challenge, led... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-02
One of the provisions of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative Act, approved in December 2018, was to appoint an advisory committee composed of members from industry, universities, Federal laboratories, and other Federal Government agencies to provide guidance to the government regarding the National Quantum Initiative (NQI).  It will include assessments of trends... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-29
Recent news items published in 2020 on quantum computing developments are listed below. Click on the hyperlinked item to go to the press release or news article for details. For older news items published in 2019 click here, for 2018 click here, and for items published in 2015-2017, click here.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-27
We had reported in January on an announcement by Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) of their Mukai software product which can be used to create applications to solve complex optimization problems.  At the time, the software was designed to run on classical computers with a future capability to be run on... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-27
The White House Office of Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy (DOE) announces U.S. government funding of $625 Million to establish these centers which will be led by five different DOE national labs. An additional $340 million will be contributed from the private sector and... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-26
by Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez, QURECA Ltd. Over the last years there has been an exponential increase on investment in quantum technologies worldwide. The global effort for public funding has been boosted. It is an amazing and exciting time of innovation in this new second quantum revolution. We have summarised the... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-24