Tag: quantum computing

Vibrating atoms make robust qubits, physicists find

MIT physicists have discovered a new quantum bit, or “qubit,” in the form of vibrating pairs of atoms known as fermions. They found that when pairs of fermions are chilled and trapped in an optical lattice, the particles can exist simultaneously in two states — a weird quantum phenomenon known as superposition. In this case, […]

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Post-quantum cryptography provider PQShield raises $20M

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Today, UK-based post-quantum cryptography provider PQShield announced it had raised $20 million in Series A funding to enhance product development and expand internationally. The move comes amid growing concerns that quantum computers will eventually […]

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A new language for quantum computing

Time crystals. Microwaves. Diamonds. What do these three disparate things have in common?  Quantum computing. Unlike traditional computers that use bits, quantum computers use qubits to encode information as zeros or ones, or both at the same time. Coupled with a cocktail of forces from quantum physics, these refrigerator-sized machines can process a whole lot […]

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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

In the fall of 2019, Google told the world it had reached “quantum supremacy.” It was a significant scientific milestone that some compared to the first flight at Kitty Hawk. Harnessing the mysterious powers of quantum mechanics, Google had built a computer that needed only three minutes and 20 seconds to perform a calculation that […]

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Physicists discover “secret sauce” behind exotic properties of a new quantum material

MIT physicists and colleagues have discovered the “secret sauce” behind some of the exotic properties of a new quantum material that has transfixed physicists due to those properties, which include superconductivity. Although theorists had predicted the reason for the unusual properties of the material, known as a kagome metal, this is the first time that […]

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