Learning More About Quantum Computing

There is a plethora of resources available on the Internet including articles, podcasts, blogs, interactive learning resources, classes, lectures, seminars, academic papers, etc., which I catalogue in this post. I encourage you to try a few and if they don’t resonate or feel helpful, skip to the next one.  I hope these items accelerate your understanding and spur further learning

The Case for an Annual “Quantum Games” Competition

Given that some benchmarks favor optimization strategies, some favor simulation, some focus on contrived theoretical tasks and others try to reflect real-world applications, some are great at 2-qubit gates but not at larger entanglements, etc., it unfortunately does not look like a universally accepted standard is going to be agreed upon in the near-future.  So instead, what if there were an annual contest like a global QC decathlon?

What is a Computer? – Analog vs Digital vs Quantum

Before we can get into the inner workings of a Quantum Computer, we should make sure we are in alignment on what a computer actually is.  At its core, a computer is a machine that is designed to perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations.  GenerallyContinue reading “What is a Computer? – Analog vs Digital vs Quantum”

Why is Quantum Computing so Exciting and How Can It Be So Powerful?

If you are reading this blog you are likely already familiar with some of the essential features of Quantum Computing like superposition and entanglement.  Even if you are not, I will cover some of those details in future posts.  For now, I wanted to begin without any physics or linear algebra and instead give youContinue reading “Why is Quantum Computing so Exciting and How Can It Be So Powerful?”