Seeker examines how research into quantum computing may uncover more about the universe.

Scientists have built an advanced instrument with parts from a quantum computer that’s sensitive enough to listen for the signal of a dark matter particle. The Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) at the University of Washington is the world’s first dark matter experiment that’s hunting specifically for axions.

Vern Brownell, CEO, D-Wave Systems, takes the stage to talk about the change that Quantum computing will make in the world, and it will be the complementary to A.I. and machine learning.#WorldGovSummit

“Quantum computing addresses possibilities that are incomprehensible with the most sophisticated supercomputers of today”

Krysta Svore, principal researcher at Microsoft, demonstrates the new Microsoft Quantum Development Kit.

The Quantum Development Kit makes it easy for you to start experimenting with quantum computing now and includes: · A native, quantum-focused programming language called Q# · Local and Azure-hosted simulators for you to test your Q# solution · And sample Q# code and libraries to help you get started

In this demo, she walks through a few code examples and explains where quantum principles like superposition and entanglement apply. She explains how quantum communication works using teleportation as your first “Hello World” inspired program. And keep watching to see more complex computations with molecular hydrogen.  

Are we actually making progress on quantum computing?

While at .NET Developer Days in Warsaw, Carl and Richard talked to Johnny Hooyberghs about quantum computing and Microsoft’s Q# language.

The discussion begins with some definitions around quantum computing including qubits, superposition, and entanglement. Google’s announcement on quantum supremacy is debated, as is the idea that quantum computers could ever be general-purpose computing devices. Back in the 1950s, we didn’t think computers would be homes, so who knows what comes next!

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Professor Andrea Morello, Professor of Quantum Engineering at University of New South Wales, takes us on a journey through the inner workings of a quantum computer.

He gives an accessible introduction to the physical principles that underpin quantum information, and highlights the differences and similarities between classical and quantum processors.

Professor Andrea Morello, Professor of Quantum Engineering at University of New South Wales, takes us on a journey through the inner workings of a quantum computer. He gives an accessible introduction to the physical principles that underpin quantum information, and highlights the differences and similarities between classical and quantum processors.

In this nature video explains Google’s recent announcement on reaching a major quantum computing milestone.

Google says they have reached ‘quantum supremacy’ with their quantum computer ‘Sycamore’. Nature reporter Elizabeth Gibney explains what this means, why IBM disagree, and the significance for quantum computing.

Read the full news article here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03213-z

Read the research paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1666-5