Quantum Thought Leaders

by Johannes Borregaard  I am not particularly schooled in religious scripture of any kind. Nonetheless, one story that I vaguely remember having come across during my school years is the story of the tower of Babel from the Old Testament. The setting of the story (as far as I remember)... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-25
IBM, CQC Enable Cloud-based Quantum Random Number Generation “IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have partnered to achieve progress on one of the major business… The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 09/25/2020 appeared first on Robert Sutor.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-25
In his day, Agent 3203.7 had stopped people from trying to kill Adolf Hitler, Richard Nixon, and even, in the case of one unusually thoughtful assassin, Henry David Thoreau. But this was a new one on him. “So…” drawled the seventh version of Agent 3203. His prosthetic hand crushed the... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-21
An 81-year-old medical doctor has fallen off a ladder in his house. His pet bird hopped out of his reach, from branch to branch of a tree on the patio. The doctor followed via ladder and slipped. His servants cluster … Continue reading →... Read more
For the past few months, I’ve alternated between periods of debilitating depression and (thankfully) longer stretches when I’m more-or-less able to work. Triggers for my depressive episodes include reading social media, watching my 7-year daughter struggle with prolonged isolation, and (especially) contemplating the ongoing apocalypse in the American West, the... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
” WA R N I N G : 5 FAU LT S F O U N D ! “ by Niels Bultink It was around 1:00 AM on a cold winter night in 2019 when I stepped out of a bar in the historic center of Delft. Time to go... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-11
Thanks so much to Shtetl-Optimized readers, so far we’ve raised $1,371 for the Biden-Harris campaign and $225 for the Lincoln Project, which I intend to match for $3,192 total. If you’d like to donate by tonight (Thursday night), there’s still $404 to go! Meanwhile, a mere three days after declaring... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-03
My maternal grandfather gave me an antique key when I was in middle school. I loved the workmanship: The handle consisted of intertwined loops. I loved the key’s gold color and how the key weighed on my palm. Even more, … Continue reading →... Read more
The Right could only kill me and everyone I know.The Left is scarier; it could convince me that it was my fault. (In case you missed it on the blog’s revised header, right below “Quantum computers aren’t just nondeterministic Turing machines” and “Hold the November US election by mail” 🙂... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-31
Why quantum computing matters – Axios “IBM is deeply involved in the new quantum science centers, and it developed the world’s first cloud quantum computer.”… The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/27/2020 appeared first on Robert Sutor.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-27
IBM quantum system reaches a quantum volume of 64 “IBM applied these improvements to a 27-qubit system to reach 64, according to Jamie Thomas, general… The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/26/2020 appeared first on Robert Sutor.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-26
IBM Achieves Highest Quantum Volume to Date, Getting One Step Closer to Quantum Advantage “Today marks an important milestone in the emerging world of quantum… The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/21/2020 appeared first on Robert Sutor.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-21
How to Ensure the U.S.’s Quantum Future – Scientific American “Science knows no borders. Fundamental research, done by domestic or foreign talent, underpins progress and… The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/20/2020 appeared first on Robert Sutor.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-20
Scientists Develop First Algorithm To Characterise Noise In Large-scale Quantum Computers “Researchers from the University of Sydney have developed an algorithm that characterises noise, which… Continue readingThings to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/13/2020 The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/13/2020 appeared first on Robert... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-13
This isn’t about quantum computing, but I’m attending a virtual barbecue next week and so I thought I would post it. Quantity made: Roughly 1… Continue readingHungarian Rhapsody hot sauce The post Hungarian Rhapsody hot sauce appeared first on Robert Sutor.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-13
In section 1.5 of my quantum computing book Dancing with Qubits, I discuss potential applications of the technology to financial services. An excellent survey article… Continue readingDancing with Qubits: Quantum Computing and Finance update The post Dancing with Qubits: Quantum Computing and Finance update appeared first on Robert Sutor.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-12
Good news, everyone! Following years of requests, this blog finally supports rich HTML and basic TeX in comments. Also, the German spam that used to plague the blog (when JavaScript was disabled) is gone. For all this, I owe deep gratitude to a reader and volunteer named Filip Dimitrovski. Filip... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-09
Australia urged to invest in quantum computing ahead of future pandemics “Michael Biercuk, who is a professor of quantum physics and quantum technology at the… Continue readingThings to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/01/2020 The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 08/01/2020 appeared first on Robert... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-01
IBM partners with Japanese business, academia in quantum computing – Reuters “U.S. tech firm International Business Machines Corp on Thursday launched a research partnership with… Continue readingThings to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 07/30/2020 The post Things to read and watch about #QuantumComputing – 07/30/2020 appeared first on Robert... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-30
In elementary and middle school, I felt an affinity for the class three years above mine. Five of my peers had siblings in that year. I carpooled with a student in that class, which partnered with mine in holiday activities … Continue reading →... Read more