This is a Blog posting of the latest news (23rd July 2018) added to the News section of the Everything Quantum website, a website about everything related to quantum computing.

19th May 2018 – Google, Alibaba spar over timeline for ‘quantum supremacy’ – Wired – article discussing recent announcement by researchers from the Chinese company Alibaba, who claim to be able to beat Google’s quantum chip using conventional supercomputers.

Broad-angle overview of the challenges facing quantum computing, featuring interviews with IBM and Rigetti about their efforts to build a functioning quantum processor in a controlled environment.

Artur Ekert and Harry Buhrman, physicists noted for their work in quantum cryptography and quantum computing respectively, give a layman’s overview to theory behind quantum computers at the Royal Institution in London.

Research Papers:-

14th May 2018 –How many qubits are needed for quantum supremacy? – ArXiv, Quantum Physics – applied mathematics paper from the MIT physics department. Discusses the hard limit for the minimum number of qubits needed to solve problems which are genuinely intractable with classical computers.

Quantum algorithms: an overview – Nature – an introductory review of some of the problems that quantum computers can solve, and why we should be interested in them. A good resource for unraveling the jargon behind quantum computing, with only passing familiarity with mathematical terminology assumed.