Qu&Co releases QUBEC, the first quantum computational platform specifically designed for chemistry and materials science. Drug development, Chemistry and Materials development has proved to be a use-case for Quantum Computing.
On March 11, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that the Canadian government will invest $40 million in D-Wave Systems. This will support a $120-million quantum computer hardware and software development project. The investment will help Canada ensure it stays at the forefront of international quantum technology development.
We are Quantum Zeitgeist love the Julia language and we think you will too. We liken it to the natural successor to Python. It does a great deal of what python does today but natively. Julia is also a great language for quantum computing simulations because its inbuilt libraries can handle Linear Algebra with total ease. We have written about Julia before and some of the advantages the language can offer.
Microsoft is one of the top three language players in the Quantum space where it supports the open source language Q#. Other open-source languages such as Qiskit and Cirq from IBM and Google are challengers to be the most adopted Quantum languages employed by developers and researchers. In the quest to own the Quantum Computing ecosystem, each language is supporting existing developers and hoping to bring new developer’s into the fold. Now Microsoft is making it easier for learners to find their level of quantum computing and aims to build a curriculum around their needs.
Dr. Michael Cuthbert was appointed Director of the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) back in February 2020. This is part of the National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP). Dr. Cuthbert has led the centre from startup to its current form. ‘I am passionate about quantum computing and its potential to create positive impact on some of […]
A quantum physicist team affiliated with the Max Planck–New York City Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena recently developed a novel platform capable of controlling light at a nanoscale wavelength. They manipulated the light by programming a layered crystal’s electromagnetic response. Other than controlling nanolight itself, this discovery can potentially lead to new quantum information processing and imaging capabilities.
Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) recently announced a new paper on March 2, 2021, titled ‘QNLP in Practice: Running Compositional Models of Meaning on a Quantum Computer’. Its subject is the largest implementation of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks on a quantum computer to date. The paper is currently available on a repository in pre-print form.
On February 2021, Xanadu hosted QHack 2021. The event ran from February 17 to 26th, and it was free to enter. Teams could register and then listen to a variety of lectures, talks, and tutorials for the first three days while the open hackathon was opened on the 22nd. Teams competed for valuable prizes.
BP (the energy giant) has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the use of quantum computing technology in the energy industry. As an Industry Partner, BP will have access to IBM’s quantum assets and expertise through the cloud. Currently, BP will be able to use a 65-qubit quantum computer as well as be involved in an important milestone on the IBM roadmap, a 1,000+ qubit system scheduled for the end of 2023.
Strangeworks is perhaps one of the lesser known QC companies. Whilst we haven’t heard from the company in a while we are pleased to note the company has been busy beefing up its software offering. The claim is that Strangeworks can allow users to run quantum code from all major frameworks and in jupyter notebooks. That means you can use Strangework’s software to interact with a variety of platforms and languages such as Cirq, Qiskit, Q# and more.