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Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is the study of a non-classical model of computation. Whereas a classical computer encodes data into fundamental units called bits, where each bit represents either a one or a zero, a quantum computer encodes data into bits that can represent a one, a zero, or some combination. The combination is known as a quantum superposition, and bits with these quantum properties are known as qubits. This is in contrast to classical computers which perform computations that never deviate from clearly defined values. Another defining aspect of a quantum computer is the ability to link qubits together with quantum entanglement. Taken together, these and other properties of a quantum computer may allow them to perform operations on qubits which include computational speed and possibilities not available to classical computers.

IBM Unveils Breakthrough 127-Qubit Quantum Processor

“IBM today announced its new 127-quantum bit (qubit) ‘Eagle’ processor at the IBM Quantum Summit 2021, its annual event to showcase milestones in quantum hardware, software, and the growth of the quantum ecosystem. The ‘Eagle’ processor is a breakthrough in …

Chinese scientists develop new quantum computer with 113 detected photons

“Chinese scientists have established a quantum computer prototype named “Jiuzhang 2.0” with 113 detected photons, achieving major breakthroughs in quantum computational speedup. In the study, Gaussian boson sampling (GBS), a classical simulation algorithm, was used to provide a highly …

Fraunhofer goes quantum: IBM’s Quantum System One comes to Europe

“Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is betting that Quantum System One will pave the way to future industrial applications of this new way of computation. It should also lead to ever more research and help develop a global quantum-ready workforce. It’s the first …

Quantum computing: Opening new realms of possibilities

“Hidden beneath our everyday world — on the infinitesimal scale of atomic and subatomic particles — is a strange and elusive realm. It is a Lewis Carroll-like place where ghostly particles pop in and out of existence, swirling electrons occupy two positions …

Silicon Quantum Bits Communicate over Relatively Long Distance

“A Princeton University research team has shown that silicon quantum bits (qubits), mediated by a microwave photon, can interact even when spaced relatively far apart on a computer chip. The ability to transmit messages across relatively long distances on a …

Towards an exact (quantum) description of chemistry

“One of the most promising applications of quantum computing is the ability to efficiently model quantum systems in nature that are considered intractable for classical computers. Now, in collaboration with the Aspuru-Guzik group at Harvard and researchers from Lawrence Berkeley …