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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

One Lab’s Quest to Build Space-Time Out of Quantum Particles | The prospects for directly testing a theory of quantum gravity are poor, to put it mildly. To probe the ultra-tiny Planck scale, where quantum gravitational effects appear, you would need a particle accelerator as big as the Milky Way galaxy. Likewise, black holes hold singularities that are governed by quantum gravity, but no black holes are particularly close by — and even if they were, we could never hope to see what’s inside. Quantum gravity was also at work in the first moments of the Big Bang, but direct signals from that era are long gone, leaving us to decipher subtle clues that first appeared hundreds of thousands of years later.  Source: Quantamagazine.   One Lab’s Quest to Build Space-Time Out of Quantum Particles…

New substance classes for nanomaterials: Nano spheres and diamond slivers made of silicon and germanium | The latest generations of computer chips are only a few nanometres in size and are becoming ever more energy-saving and powerful as a result of progressive miniaturization. Since the etching processes traditionally used in chip production are increasingly reaching their limits, the development of new, nanostructured semiconductor materials is essential. Such nano semiconductors also play a central role in converting electricity into light and vice versa.  Source: PHYS.ORG.   New substance classes for nanomaterials: Nano spheres and diamond slivers made of silicon and germanium…

Groundbreaking technique yields important new details on silicon, subatomic particles and possible ‘fifth force’ | Using a groundbreaking new technique at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an international collaboration led by NIST researchers has revealed previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature.  Source: PHYS.ORG.   Groundbreaking technique yields important new details on silicon, subatomic particles and possible ‘fifth force’…

NSF announces $25 million institute in Chicago for quantum biology research | As part of a nationwide initiative to boost research in quantum science, the National Science Foundation will establish a $25 million institute in Chicago to investigate quantum sensing for biology and train the quantum workforce. Headquartered at the University of Chicago and in partnership with Chicago State University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Harvard University, the institute will be funded for five years.  Source: uchicago news.   NSF announces $25 million institute in Chicago for quantum biology research…

DARPA Announces Research Teams to Advance Fundamental Science of Atomic Vapors | The teams will develop innovative approaches to push the performance limits of atomic vapors at room temperature and exploit their unique advantages to demonstrate new capabilities for DoD. An additional performer has been selected and is expected to be on contract in the coming months.  Source: DARPA.   DARPA Announces Research Teams to Advance Fundamental Science of Atomic Vapors…

Tapping into magnets to clamp down on noise in quantum information | The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently funded both DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (UIUC) in a new project related to quantum information science. The Argonne team will bring to the project its expertise in coupling superconducting and magnetic systems. The UIUC team will contribute its world-class capabilities for developing new magnetic materials for quantum systems.  Source: Argonne National Labatory.   Tapping into magnets to clamp down on noise in quantum information…

Researchers use gold film to enhance quantum sensing with qubits in a 2D material | Quantum sensing is being used to outpace modern sensing processes by applying quantum mechanics to design and engineering. These optimized processes will help beat the current limits in processes like studying magnetic materials or studying biological samples. In short, quantum is the next frontier in sensing technology.  Source: PHYS.ORG.   Researchers use gold film to enhance quantum sensing with qubits in a 2D material…

Quantum leap for biology | A new $25 million institute in Chicago will be tasked with using quantum technology to bring about paradigm-shifting breakthroughs in biology.  Source: INNOVATORS.   Quantum leap for biology…

Quantum entanglement of three spin qubits demonstrated in silicon, three-qubit entangled state has been realized in a fully controllable array of spin qubits in silicon | An all-RIKEN team has increased the number of silicon-based spin qubits that can be entangled from two to three, highlighting the potential of spin qubits for realizing multi-qubit quantum algorithms.  Source: Riken.   Quantum entanglement of three spin qubits demonstrated in silicon, three-qubit entangled state has been realized in a fully controllable array of spin qubits in silicon…