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The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of recent articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of algorithms and software. Mea Cubitt

APS Honors QC Ware’s Fionn Malone with 2021 John Dawson Award | QC Ware is proud to announce that Fionn Malone, a quantum engineer on QC Ware’s quantum chemistry team, has received the prestigious John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. The award from the American Physical Society (APS) honors the outstanding achievement of Malone and six other research scientists “in developing Monte Carlo methods that overcome the fermion sign problem, leading to the first ab initio data for an electron gas under warm dense matter conditions.” The team hails from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Imperial College in London, and from research institutions based in Germany — University of Kiel, the Center for Advanced Systems Understanding, and DESY.  Source: CISION.   APS Honors QC Ware’s Fionn Malone with 2021 John Dawson Award…

Vint Cerf’s Interplanetary ambitions | For the latest issue of the DCD Magazine, we looked at delay-tolerant networking, a protocol designed for fragile and latency-heavy networks. DTN has been used by the military, by zoologists, and is now being proposed as the backbone of the Interplanetary Internet.  Source: DCD.   Vint Cerf’s Interplanetary ambitions…

Running quantum software on a classical computer | Two physicists, from EPFL and Columbia University, have introduced an approach for simulating the quantum approximate optimization algorithm using a traditional computer. Instead of running the algorithm on advanced quantum processors, the new approach uses a classical machine-learning algorithm that closely mimics the behavior of near-term quantum computers.  Source: PHYS.ORG.   Running quantum software on a classical computer…

techUK Podcast: NFT’s Beyond the hype – What are they and what the UK tech sector needs to know | NFTs – or non-fungible tokens – are tokenised versions of assets that have been leading news stories in 2021 from revolutionising the art world and the music industry. Perhaps underexplored is how NFTs will move beyond these news stories and emerge in the UK as a key technology to support smart contracting, e-commerce and supply chains.  Source: techUK.   techUK Podcast: NFT’s Beyond the hype – What are they and what the UK tech sector needs to know…

MIT & Google Quantum Algorithm Trains Wide and Deep Neural Networks | Quantum algorithms for training wide and classical neural networks have become one of the most promising research areas for quantum computer applications. While neural networks have achieved state-of-the-art results across many benchmark tasks, existing quantum neural networks have yet to clearly demonstrate quantum speedups for tasks involving classical datasets. Given deep learning’s ever-rising computational requirements, the use of quantum computers to efficiently train deep neural networks is a research field that could greatly benefit from further exploration.  Source: Synced.   MIT & Google Quantum Algorithm Trains Wide and Deep Neural Networks…

Is Bitcoin (BTC) Safe from Grover’s Algorithm? | When crypto investors discuss quantum computing, they invariably worry about its potential to undermine encryption. Quantum computers alone do not pose such a mortal threat, however. It’s their capacity to exploit Shor’s algorithm that makes them formidable.  Source: BENZINGA.   Is Bitcoin (BTC) Safe from Grover’s Algorithm…