14th March 2018 – Whurley Says Quantum Computing is the New Space Race – Silicon Hills
Details of William Hurley, tech entrepreneur, Keynote speech at South By SouthWest conference.
13th March 2018 – Hyperion Tackles Elusive Quantum Computing Landscape – HPCWire
About how Hyperion Research are ramping up their work on tracking quantum computing and why. Discusses how immature the field is, the investment that is going into it and the developments in terms of investment and involvement.
William Hurley, tech entrepreneur, talks at a conference about how quantum computing could be used to more accurately model climate change.
8th March 2018 – Scientists gain new visibility into quantum information transfer – MIT News
Very technical article about research into measuring information spreading in large quantum mechanical systems using room temperature NMR.
About $500,000 investment from Australian government to set up a Sydney Quantum Academy for postgraduate training and research.
5th March 2018 – America’s Enigma problem with China: The threat of quantum computing – The Hill
Discussion of the security implications of China building a $10bn research facility for quantum computing by 2020.
27th February 2018 – Israeli physicist leads int’l team making quantum computer – Israel21c
New project headed by Israeli team with European partners to work on developing quantum computer.
20th February 2018 – Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology edge closer to quantum computing breakthrough – V3
Research showing ability to host a Majorana fermion particle, which could be used as a stable building block of a quantum computer.
About investment in first spin-off company from the University of Sydney’s Quantum Science Group called Q-Ctrl Pty Ltd, who will provide quantum control solutions.
10th October 2017 – China is opening a new quantum research supercenter – Popular Science
China’s plans to build a $10bn National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences in Hefei, opening in 2020.
10th August 2017 – China uses a quantum satellite to transmit potentially unhackable data – CNBC
China launched a satellite and sent a message using Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) which makes it unhackable between the ground and the satellite.
4th July 2017 – Atos launches the highest-performing quantum simulator in the world – Atos
Press release about how Atos launched a simulator called the “Atos Quantum Learning Machine” that can simulate 30 to 40 qubits. Is meant to be used for people to develop and test quantum algorithms in advance of real hardware being available and runs on a supercomputer.