If we could not find room for it, time to digest it, or a reason to run it during the past week, we have collected it here.  Not a recap for the week, but a cleanup of pieces we received and just could not get to.

Because Quantum is Coming.  Qubit

Business & Industry

IronCAP Hosting “Rethinking Cybersecurity in a Quantum World” Webinar and Announces Bounty Contest Results | 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. one of the first-to-market, enterprise level cybersecurity providers for the quantum computing era, announced that as of 12:00am on March 22nd, 2021 its one-month Bounty Contest has officially closed. 01 Communique’s quantum-safe encryption technology, IronCAP™, was put to test in a month-long global Bounty Contest wherein over 700 participants from different parts of the world challenged IronCAP™’s encryption for a CAD $100,000 prize.  Source: 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (yahoo! fiance).   IronCAP Hosting “Rethinking Cybersecurity in a Quantum World” Webinar and Announces Bounty Contest Results…

The Pillars of Future Cryptography at IBM | In a recent webinar, IBM summarized the latest advances in cryptographic technologies the company has been working on, including confidential cryptography, quantum-safe encryption, and fully homomorphic cryptography.  Source: InfoQ. Sergio De Simone  The Pillars of Future Cryptography at IBM…

Technology & Hardware

World’s First Market-Ready Diamond-based Quantum Accelerator Coming to Pawsey Supercomputing Centre |   Source: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Karina Nunez  World’s First Market-Ready Diamond-based Quantum Accelerator Coming to Pawsey Supercomputing Centre…

China eyes 6G as next tech frontier | China’s innovation capabilities have continued to improve with major growth in 5G usage and coverage, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other fields[.]  Source: The Nation | Thailand. The Nation | Thailand  China eyes 6G as next tech frontier…

Isro demonstrates quantum comm tech | In the first step towards developing quantum satellite technology, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) late last week successfully demonstrated a technology enabling secure communication between two buildings that were 300 metres apart using free-space quantum communication technology.  Source: TOI. Chethan Kumar  Isro demonstrates quantum comm tech…

Cybersecurity & Cryptography

Quantum computing breaking into real-world biz, but not yet into cryptography | Quantum computing is ready for mainstream deployment, where it already is being tapped to resolve real-world business challenges. Use of the technology to crack cryptography and encryption codes, however, still has some ways to go.  Source: ZD Net. Eileen Yu  Quantum computing breaking into real-world biz, but not yet into cryptography…

THE FUTURE OF DATA PRIVACY: CONFIDENTIAL COMPUTING, QUANTUM SAFE CRYPTOGRAPHY TAKE CENTER STAGE | Confidential computing, quantum secure cryptography, and totally homomorphic encryption are set to vary the way forward for information privateness as they make their means from a speculation to viable industrial purposes.   Source: Bestgamingpro. Dinu das  THE FUTURE OF DATA PRIVACY: CONFIDENTIAL COMPUTING, QUANTUM SAFE CRYPTOGRAPHY TAKE CENTER STAGE…

Science & Research

Quantum Mischief Rewrites the Laws of Cause and Effect | Spurred on by experiments that scramble the ordering of causes and their effects, some physicists are figuring out how to abandon causality altogether.  Source: WIRED. Natalie Wolchover  Quantum Mischief Rewrites the Laws of Cause and Effect…

UC chemists use supercomputers to understand solvent | UC chemistry professor and department head Thomas Beck and UC graduate student Andrew Eisenhart ran quantum simulations to understand glycerol carbonate, a compound used in biodiesel and as a common solvent.  Source: UC NEWS. Michael Miller  UC chemists use supercomputers to understand solvent…

Go-to Guy for Ultra-Pure hBN Crystals: Interview with WPI-MANA Researcher | Dr. Takashi Taniguchi is renowned for high-pressure synthesis of hBN (hexagonal boron nitride) crystals, a key material in nanotechnology research. His ultra-pure hBN crystals have the highest quality available, and they have been attracting the attention of researchers around the world, contributing to a variety of research into two-dimensional materials in the fields of quantum physics and quantum devices, including graphene research  Source: Kyodo News (PR Wire). International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)  Go-to Guy for Ultra-Pure hBN Crystals: Interview with WPI-MANA Researcher…

Quantum Week 2021 Unveils the Latest in Quantum Computing and Engineering | The IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE 2021), 18 – 22 October 2021, is bridging the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it. Bringing a perspective to the quantum industry that is different from academic or business conferences, the all-virtual QCE 2021 will reveal cutting-edge research and developments featuring quantum research, practice, applications, education, and training.  Source: IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY. IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY  Quantum Week 2021 Unveils the Latest in Quantum Computing and Engineering…

Algorithms & Software

Sandia’s QSCOUT now open for business, other quantum news | An open platform, QSCOUT will not only give researchers access to full specifications and control for exploring all high-level quantum and classical processes, but it will also allow them to optimize the internals of the testbed and experiment with more advanced implementations of quantum operations, Sandia officials said.  Source: GCN. Susan Miller  Sandia’s QSCOUT now open for business, other quantum news…

Scientist bridges the gap between quantum simulators and quantum computers | A researcher from Skoltech has filled in the gaps connecting quantum simulators with more traditional quantum computers, discovering a new computationally universal model of quantum computation, the variational model. The paper was published as a Letter in the journal Physical Review A. The work made the Editors’ Suggestion list.  Source: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (PHYS ORG). Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology  Scientist bridges the gap between quantum simulators and quantum computers…

New quantum algorithm surpasses the QPE norm | Researchers improve their newly established quantum algorithm, bringing it to one-tenth the computational cost of Quantum Phase Estimation, and use it to directly calculate the vertical ionization energies of light atoms and molecules such as CO, O2, CN, F2, H2O, NH3 within 0.1 electron volts of precision.  Source: Osaka City University (Science Daily). Osaka City University  New quantum algorithm surpasses the QPE norm…

Government & Policy

BioNTech Chairman Helmut Jeggle joins the Board of IQM Quantum Computers | IQM Quantum Computers (IQM) announced… that Helmut Jeggle has joined IQM´s board of directors. He joins the company during a transformational phase. After successfully closing its Series A funding round and selling its first quantum computer, IQM is now ready to lead the European and global ecosystems with a focus on Germany.  Source: IQM Finland Oy (PR Newswire). IQM Finland Oy  BioNTech Chairman Helmut Jeggle joins the Board of IQM Quantum Computers… Weekly Roundup for the Week Ending March 21, 2021