quantum computers

adiaApplying Quantum Computing to Optimize Pokémon Fighting Teams

D-Wave Systems has a webinar in which they explain how to apply the power of quantum computing to gaming optimization using data from one of the world’s most popular fighting games: Pokémon. They explore a classic example of a combinatorial …

nanometersQuantum Computer Building Block is 200 Times Faster

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Professor Michelle Simmons and her team have developed the fastest two-qubit gate between atoms suspended in silicon. A two-qubit gate is the central building block of any quantum computer – and the UNSW team’s …

atomically precise manufacturingPath to Million Qubit Quantum Computers Using Atoms and Lasers

Atom Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms. As one of the world’s leading researchers in atomic clocks and neutral atoms, Benjamin Bloom (co-founder of Atom Computing) built the world’s fastest atomic clock, and it is considered the …

physicsHoneywell Trapped Ion Quantum Computer

Honeywell Quantum Solutions has demonstrated record-breaking high fidelity quantum operations on their trapped-ion qubits. It is a major step towards producing the world’s most powerful quantum computer. Honeywell targets an operational trapped ion quantum computer by the end of 2019. …

materialsDiamonds and Ion Qubits

There are three major competing Quantum computer technologies for qubits. They are nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond lattices, trapped ions, and superconducting qubits. The benefit of trapped-ion systems is that the ions are inherently going to affect one another. They’re …

quantum computersNeven’s Law is for Quantum Computers as Moore’s Law for Regular Computers

Neven’s law says quantum computers are improving at a doubly exponential rate. Dec 2018 – Google’s best quantum computer chip matched up to a laptop Jan 2019 – Google’s best quantum computer chip matched up to a powerful desktop Feb …

diamondNanostructured Diamond Metalens For Compact Quantum Technologies

The key to harnessing the potential power of quantum systems is being able to create or find structures that allow electron spin to be reliably manipulated and measured, a difficult task considering the fragility of quantum states. Bassett’s lab at …

googleNear-term Quantum Computers Have Serious Challenges

Nextbigfuture was excessively optimistic on quantum computer achieving a smooth takeoff based upon announcements in 2018 with the 72 qubit Google bristlecone, IonQ's trapped ion breakthrough and a flurry of other advancements in quantum computers from Intel and IBM.