The Quantum Space Race

Some have described the rapidly accelerating global push in Quantum Computing as a figurative “space race” given the potential reach of its computational power and its applications in drug development, logistics, material science, and its potential ability to overpower existing encryption techniques. However, this post is focused on the literal quantum space race – the increasing number of quantum devices in orbit and their profound applications.

        Quantum Computing Modalities – A Qubit Primer Revisited

As noted in this post, there has been significant advancements in Quantum Computing hardware over the past year or so and I expect this momentum will continue in 2023.  Presently there are QCs with 10s to 100s of qubits, and the coherence, connect-ability and control on these early machines continues to improve.  There are various tradeoffs among the QC modalities, summarized in this post.

The Metaphysics of Quantum Computing

This latest post approaches Quantum Computing from a philosophical perspective.  It’s an aspect of this field that originally gripped my attention and which underlies much of why quantum mechanics conjures such non-intuitive conclusions. 

Why I’m Excited About the Classiq Coding Competition, and Why You Should be Too – Even if You Don’t Understand Quantum Programming

Ultimately, Quantum Computers will only be as valuable and impactful as the programs written for them, so seeing creativity and outside-the-box approaches to challenges with these early, noisy, faulty machines will be quite revealing.  The Classiq Coding Competition should bring out this programming creativity.

(Quantum) Winter is coming…or is it?

So, is quantum winter coming? Not in this writer’s opinion. There is still a long way to go before we have QCs that can add value to computational problems and even further before consistent quantum advantage. The hill is steep and the climb is arduous, but I am confident the view will be worth the climb.

Collaboration is Dominating Quantum Computing

Nearly every day we see headlines about players in the Quantum Computing industry announcing new collaborations and partnerships.  On a technical level this seems logical given the unique requirements of the various components such as the physical qubits, cryogenics, lasers, microwaves, controllers, compilers, error correction, various software layers, etc.  Collaborations would seem inevitable as the industry attempts to power forward as rapidly as possible. 

Quantum Computing Jobs

When I get invited to college graduation parties, I will be whispering “Quantum Computing” into the ears of the recent graduates.  It’s also great advice to those seeking a change in their current career and while technical aptitude and experience create the best fit for most of the current QC industry positions, there is a growing number of non-technical jobs in QC as well.  There are many great resources available to you as you consider a QC career and I hope you take advantage of them and consider joining this exciting and evolving field.