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**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.

**20th February 2018 –** Paper relating to work done in Chalmers University, Sweden, to create a topological superconductor, which could be used in a topological quantum computer, the technology Microsoft are currently working on (see associated article – 20th February 2018 – **Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology edge closer to quantum computing breakthrough** – **V3** )

**14th February 2018 – A programmable two-qubit quantum processor in silicon – Nature** **–** go via this article on Futurism to get to a full copy of the paper.

**27th January 2018 – Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond – Arxiv – Quantum Physics – **an accessible yet in depth overview of the state of quantum computing as it stands, presented for a keynote address by physicist John Preskill of CalTech. Well-referenced, and the short section on D-Wave and quantum annealing is especially worth reading.

**8th December 2017 – Induced unconventional superconductivity on the surface states of Bi2Te3 topological insulator – ****Nature Communications**

**27th October 2015 – Majorana zero modes and topological quantum computation – Nature – **a scientific overview of the progress that has been made on a current hopeful to realize a topological quantum computer: a Majorana zero mode.

**30th August 1995 – Polynomial-Time Algorithms for Prime Factorization and Discrete Logarithms on a Quantum Computer – Arxiv – Quantum Physics **Peter Schor’s discrete mathematics paper in which he introduces his now famous algorithm. One of a series of groundbreaking papers by Schor and others that gave real motivation for the applications of quantum computing.

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