Resources

Quantum Computing Coalitions

Northwest Quantum Nexus.  “The Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN) is a coalition of research and industrial organizations in the Pacific Northwest and neighboring regions with the goal of advancing Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) research and developing a QIS-trained workforce.  A core focus of the Nexus is scalable quantum computing for clean energy, with principal research directions in applications for quantum computing, quantum algorithms, as well as the synthesis and characterization of materials for QIS.”

Chicago Quantum Exchange.  “The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) is an intellectual hub and partnership for advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information.  Members of CQE are focused on developing new ways of understanding and exploiting the laws of quantum mechanics, the fundamental yet counterintuitive theory that governs nature at its smallest scales.  The overarching goal is to apply research innovations to develop radically new types of devices, materials, and computing techniques.”

Quantum Open Source Foundation

Developed by developers for quantum computing application development, this link takes you to comprehensive learning resources on quantum computing for all skill levels.  From the Quantum Open Source Foundation, the QOSF is charged to expand the role of open source software in quantum computing and improve the standardization and quality thereof.

This link takes you to the QOSF Learning Resources on Quantum Computing page…

NIST Quantum Information Science

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has been actively pursuing quantum information science, “from powerful data encryption to computers that could solve problems” not solvable via classical computing means. Visit the NIST page to see how far along the institute has come…

This link takes you to the NIST QIS page…

Centre For Quantum Computation & Communication Technology

This Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence site provides research information, publications, and more. Focus is on studies being conducted on mission areas for quantum communication (optical and silicon) and quantum resources & integration…

This link takes you to CQC2T.org…

Joint Center for Quantum Information & Computer Science

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland are collaborating on such quantum topics as error correction and fault tolerance, metrology through quantum-enhancement, and quantum-secure cryptogrpahy, amongst others…

This link takes you to the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science…

University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing

The IQC focuses predominantly on quantum computing, communication, and sensing.  These foci will permit harnessing the quantum world and, in turn, quantum computers will become reality.  

This link takes you to Waterloo’s IQC…

Quantum Computation & Quantum Algorithms

Educating ourselves in the fundamentals of quantum computing [or the theory of it] is paramount to understanding even the simplest of quantum topics. This series has three parts: Part 1 breaks down ‘quantum weirdness’ into its constituent parts ~ qubits, spin…Part 2 delves into quantum algorithms from quantum-safe cryptography across Shor’s algorithm to the prospects of machine learning being combined with quantum computing…and now, part 3 looks at the challenges to achieving quantum supremacy from error rates, physical size, and cost to the unknown unknowns.

Part 1 is found at InfoQ, here…

Part 2 is found at InfoQ, here…

Part 3 is found at InfoQ, here… 

Quantum Key Distribution

The European Standards Organization, ETSI, is developing standards for quantum key distribution.  In doing so, they have produced a number of documents both technical and in layperson’s terms. 

Clicking here will take you to the QKD page of the ETSI site… 

This excerpt provides some clarity of what the QKD section at ETSI does:

Successfully transferring quantum cryptography out of the controlled and trusted environment of experimental laboratories into the real world with business requirements, malevolent attackers, and societal and legal norms to be respected, calls for special provisions. These provisions, though crucial for successful deployment, have not been sufficiently addressed yet. The ETSI QKD on quantum cryptography wants to shift the focus from development in laboratories to the real life environment.

The Qubit Counter

The Qubit Counter is a simple qubit counter and timeline for when the qubits were brought online.

This link takes you to the Qubit Counter…