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 government and policy. Mea Cubitt

Quantum Appoints Data Scientist Emily White to Board of Directors | Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ: QMCO) today announced that Emily White has joined the company’s Board of Directors. White’s extensive experience in data science and analytics will be instrumental in Quantum’s mission to help organizations manage and enrich their data in order to drive their businesses forward.  Source: inside HPC.   Quantum Appoints Data Scientist Emily White to Board of Directors…

Photonex 2021: Developing the role of photonics in a changing world | For decades, the photonics industry has been at the forefront of global innovation and research. Developments such as advanced LIDAR systems for autonomous vehicles, secure quantum computers and 5G communications, ensure that this sector remains as relevant as ever with the potential for major growth across multiple technologies  Source: optics.org.   Photonex 2021: Developing the role of photonics in a changing world…

NSF Funds $1.8M for Univ. of Michigan Research for Room Temperature, Controllable Quantum Nanomaterials | An effort to create quantum semiconductors that operate at room temperature has been awarded $1.8 million by the National Science Foundation. The success of the University of Michigan team could lead to the integration of quantum information and communications technologies with conventional computers—as well as advances in high-precision sensing and more sustainable UV lamps for sterilization and air purification.  Source: insideHPC.   NSF Funds $1.8M for Univ. of Michigan Research for Room Temperature, Controllable Quantum Nanomaterials…

Cornell University: Tying quantum computing to AI prompts a smarter power grid | Fumbling to find flashlights during blackouts may soon be a distant memory, as quantum computing and artificial intelligence could learn to decipher an electric grid’s problematic quirks and solve system hiccups so fast, humans may not notice.  Source: energycentral.   Cornell University: Tying quantum computing to AI prompts a smarter power grid…

Arqit appoints Jason Nabi as MD of new financial services division | Arqit Quantum Inc. (“Arqit”), a leader in quantum encryption technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Nabi as Managing Director, Financial Services, with immediate effect.  Source: Finextra.   Arqit appoints Jason Nabi as MD of new financial services division…

UMD president: Quantum physics will revolutionize the DMV region | COMMENTARY | Friday morning, I traveled to New York City to witness IonQ — the revolutionary startup born out of research at the University of Maryland, where I am president — become the first publicly traded pure-play hardware and software company in the quantum computing space. As I prepared to stand alongside IonQ’s founders and leaders to ring the ceremonial bell, I was struck by a heavy realization: It’s here — the quantum revolution I’ve been preparing for, talking about incessantly, and working tirelessly to champion has arrived.  Source: THE BALTIMORE SUN.   UMD president: Quantum physics will revolutionize the DMV region | COMMENTARY…

Africa’s rural universities aren’t delivering for the 21st Century | Education has been described as a tool for development. In certain instances, a good, stable and quality educational system is synonymous to development. But to play this role, education systems need to stay relevant. Institutions of learning and training centres must adjust their educational systems as well as their curricula to suit the demands of current times.  Source: THE CONVERSTATION.   Africa’s rural universities aren’t delivering for the 21st Century…