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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 science and research. Mea Cubitt

International research center for photonic quantum computing | With its ‘2020 profile building’, the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) is creating scope for developing forward-looking research topics and sustainably boosting the competitiveness of the institutions involved. Around a million euros in annual funding are being provided per project. Building on available strengths, potential areas will be expanded to help further develop the research profile. Paderborn University has now been successful with an application for the ‘photonic quantum computing’ potential area. Within this, scientists are taking an interdisciplinary approach to creating a photonic quantum computer. In the future, every step will take place at a single site, from fundamental research into new quantum algorithms to modelling large, complex quantum systems to implementing photonic quantum networks for relevant computing applications. The project also seeks to train a new generation of outstanding researchers in the field of quantum computing, with gender equality as an ongoing concern. This profile area should establish Paderborn as an internationally visible centre for photonic quantum technologies.  Source: EurekAlert.   International research center for photonic quantum computing…

Are you quantum or not? Wits PhD student cracks the high-dimensional quantum code | Isaac Nape, an emerging South African talent in the study of quantum optics, is part of a crack team of Wits physicists who led an international study that revealed the hidden structures of quantum entangled states. The study was published in the renowned scientific journal, Nature Communications, on Friday, 27 August 2021.  Source: UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG.   Are you quantum or not? Wits PhD student cracks the high-dimensional quantum code…