In this episode, Seeker tackles the question that’s on everyone’s minds: what will it take to have quantum internet in our home?

Yes, Virginia, a quantum internet is in the works.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently rolled out a blueprint describing research goals and engineering barriers on the way to quantum internet.

The DOE’s latest blueprint for a quantum internet in the U.S. has four key milestones. The first is to make sure quantum information sent over current fiber optic cables is secure. Then to establish entangled networks across colleges or cities, then throughout states, and finally for the whole country.

Geek’s Lesson provides this full nine hour source on quantum mechanics.

Quantum mechanics (QM; also known as #quantum #physics, quantum theory, the wave mechanical model, or #matrixmechanics), including quantum field theory, is a fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles. 

Table of Contents

  • (0:00) Lesson 1: Fundamentals
  • (10:03) Lesson 2: Complex Numbers in Quantum Mechanics
  • (27:20) Lesson 3: Representing Complex Things
  • (43:03) Lesson4: Superposition and Stationary States
  • (1:0:00) Lesson5: Infinite Square Well
  • (1:19:48) Lesson 6: More ISW + Dirac Notation
  • (1:39:07) Lesson 9: QSHO, Operator Method, part 1
  • (1:55:37) Lesson 10: QSHO Part 2
  • (2:18:42) Lesson11 SHO Analytical
  • (2:32:56) Lesson13 Free Particle (redo)
  • (3:00:28) Lesson14 More Fourier Transforms, inner products
  • (3:22:10) Lesson15 Delta Bound States
  • (3:32:50) Lesson16: Scattering States of the Dirac Delta Potential + More DFT concepts
  • (4:06:17) Finite Square Well (updated)
  • (4:32:43) Tunneling and Bonding
  • (5:08:05) Review (or intro) to Linear Algebra + Notation
  • (6:03:52) Formalism I
  • (6:14:20) Formalism II More Quantum Formalism
  • (6:43:49) Formalism III: Time Evolution + More Change of Basis
  • (7:39:45) Exam 3 Prep, More time evolution of Ammonia molecule
  • (7:55:25) SWE in 3D
  • (8:25:07) Hydrogen Solutions + Angular Momentum
  • (8:31:14) Angular Momentum-II
  • (8:57:34) Spin 1/2

Yesterday, IBM announced it’s reached a new quantum computing milestone, hitting its highest Quantum Volume to date.

Using a 27-qubit client-deployed system, IBM achieved a Quantum Volume of 64.

Quantum Volume is a metric that determines how powerful a quantum computer is. It measures the length and complexity of quantum circuits, the building blocks of quantum applications. Just two months ago, Honeywell similarly announced it had a quantum computer running client jobs with a Quantum Volume of 64. Honeywell reached the milestone with just a 6-qubit system.

Commercially viable quantum computing could be here sooner than you think, thanks to a new innovation that shrinks quantum tech down onto a chip: a cryochip.

Seeker explains:

It seems like quantum computers will likely be a big part of our computing future—but getting them to do anything super useful has been famously difficult. Lots of new technologies are aiming to get commercially viable quantum computing here just a little bit faster, including one innovation that shrinks quantum technology down onto a chip.

Because our most powerful classical computers are limited in the chemical modeling they can perform, so are the solutions they can unlock.

Quantum computing could change that.

On this episode of Quantum Impact, Dr. Krysta Svore, general manager of quantum systems and software at Microsoft, heads to Richland, Washington to meet with Dr. Nathan Baker and Dr. Bojana Ginovska at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

Microsoft is partnering with PNNL to bring the power of quantum to our understanding of chemistry. One of PNNL’s areas of interest is catalysis, or the process of converting chemicals from one form to another, and Nathan shares the complexity involved in truly understanding that process.

Bojana, a computational chemist, then speaks with Krysta about her work studying nitrogenase, an enzyme present in healthy soil. She’s exploring how we can turn nitrogen into ammonia for agriculture in a way that doesn’t deplete our energy resources.

Together with PNNL, Microsoft is working to develop quantum algorithms to help solve challenging problems in chemistry, which will have hugely positive impacts on our world and our planet’s future.

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.