Einstein Hmmm

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

Using qubits to search for dark matter | Wright Lab assistant professor David Moore, along with three colleagues from other institutions, recently proposed a novel idea of using trapped electrons and ions—technologies that are being developed as qubits for quantum computation—as ultra-sensitive particle detectors that may be able to enhance the search for the nature of dark matter, neutrinos, new forces, and more.  Source: Wright Laboratory (Yale University).   Using qubits to search for dark matter…

Undergraduate quantum science research fellowship launches | The Open Quantum Initiative (OQI), a working group of students, researchers, educators, and leaders across the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), announced the launch of the OQI Undergraduate Fellowship as part of their effort to advocate for and contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce.  Source: Chicago Quantum Exchange.   Undergraduate quantum science research fellowship launches…

An Ultra-Precise Clock Shows How to Link the Quantum World With Gravity | The infamous twin paradox sends the astronaut Alice on a blazing-fast space voyage. When she returns to reunite with her twin, Bob, she finds that he has aged much faster than she has. It’s a well-known but perplexing result: Time slows if you’re moving fast.  Source: Quantamagazine.   An Ultra-Precise Clock Shows How to Link the Quantum World With Gravity…

This chemist is reimagining the discovery of materials using AI and automation | When Alán Aspuru-Guzik, a Mexico City–born, Toronto-based chemist, looks at climate-change models, his eyes gravitate to the error bars, which show the range of uncertainty surrounding any given prediction. “As scientists,” he says, “we have a duty to contemplate worst-case scenarios.” If climate change proceeds as expected, humanity might have a couple of decades or so to come up with materials that don’t yet exist: molecules that enable us to quickly and cheaply capture carbon, and batteries—made of something other than lithium, a metal that is costly and difficult to mine—to store the global supply of renewable energy.   Source: MIT Technology Review.   This chemist is reimagining the discovery of materials using AI and automation…