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Latest quantum computing publications


Google officially claims quantum supremacy, ignores IBM criticism

Google recently sent the internet in a frenzy after the company claimed in a leaked research paper to have achieved “quantum supremacy”. At the time the quantum community fiercely debated Google’s claim.

While the draft paper was swiftly pulled offline, Google has doubled down by officially releasing a peer-reviewed version in Nature which reiterates its achievement. Crucially, the article repeats the controversial claim that the problem its Sycamore processor solved would take Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer, 10,000 years to complete.

If true, this would effectively mean Google had satisfied John Preskill’s original definition of quantum supremacy, described as the milestone where quantum computers can perform tasks that classical computers cannot.


UK organisations join secure quantum communications pilot

A new pilot project that aims to build the most secure communications infrastructure in Europe has been unveiled, bringing together 38 partners from industry and academia including four UK organisations.

Toshiba Research Europe (TREL), BT, the National Physical Laboratory and the University of Cambridge said they will join the OPENQKD initiative that aims to boost the security of critical applications in telecoms, healthcare, electrical supply and government services.


Scientists unveil breakthrough image of quantum entanglement

In July, researchers from the University of Glasgow mesmerised the world with a breathtaking image of a form of quantum entanglement known as Bell entanglement, capturing the phenomenon on camera for the first time.


The future of the data centre is written in the stars
If you’re interested in where the data centre may be headed you should do one thing—look up, writes Chris Adams, president and CEO of Park Place Stargazing may soon become challenging. That’s the warning from some astronomers, who claim that solar panel reflections from hundreds of SpaceX Starlink satellites, intended to supply global internet, could... Read More