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UO’s new quantum scientist aims to get qubits talking


England-native David Allcock had unfinished research in Colorado when the University of Oregon hired him in September 2018,…
Shaping nanoparticles for improved quantum information technology


Breaking of rotational symmetry in ring-shaped nanoparticle leads to surprising quantum property when illuminated with laser. Particles that…
Electronic states: How to create things that don’t exist

October 3, 2019

The newest theoretical physics professor at Aalto calculates what we need to do to create electronic states that…
New Topological Insulator Can Reroute Photonic ‘Traffic’ On the Fly, Making for Faster Chips

October 2, 2019

Topological insulators are a game-changing class of materials; charged particles can flow freely on their edges and route…
‘Valley states’ in this super-thin material could potentially be used for quantum computing

September 24, 2019

New research on two-dimensional tungsten disulfide (WS2) could open the door to advances in quantum computing. In a paper…
Sound of the Future: A New Analog to Quantum Computing

September 19, 2019

University of Arizona engineers are using soundwaves to search through big data with more stability and ease. Human…
Spreading light over quantum computers

September 16, 2019

Scientists at Linköping University have shown how a quantum computer really works and have managed to simulate quantum…
Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

September 9, 2019

An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly observed for…
Spin liquid stirs excitement

August 8, 2019

UTokyo physicists discovered a symmetry in a magnetic material that yields unusual properties. Further exploration of such a…
Is your Supercomputer Stumped? There May Be a Quantum Solution

August 2, 2019

Berkeley Lab-led team solves a tough math problem with quantum computing. Some math problems are so complicated that…
Imaging of exotic quantum particles as building blocks for quantum computing

July 30, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with their colleagues at the University of Hamburg…
Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material

July 17, 2019

Quantum computers promise to perform operations of great importance believed to be impossible for our technology today. Current…
New material shows high potential for quantum computing

July 4, 2019

A joint team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is…
Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip

July 4, 2019

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way…
Jigang Wang and his collaborators have demonstrated light-induced acceleration of supercurrents, which could enable practical applications of quantum mechanics such as computing, sensing and communicating. Image credit: Jigang Wang.
Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

July 3, 2019

Iowa State’s Jigang Wang and a team of collaborators have discovered that terahertz light –light at trillions of…
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Quantum Computing and the Future

June 8, 2019

Earlier this year, IBM released its first quantum computer designed for commercial use. This machine is not intended…
An innovative method for controlling single-photon emission for specific locations in 2D materials may offer a new path toward all-optical quantum computers and other quantum technologies. This image shows a false-color scanning electron micrograph of the array used to create place single-photon sources in epitaxial tungsten diselenide. Inset shows the Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometry measurement proving quantum emission. Image credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough

May 31, 2019

Method opens new path to all-optical quantum computers, other technologies. Efforts to create reliable light-based quantum computing, quantum…
Logic Operation Between Separated Ions “Teleported” by NIST Physicists

May 31, 2019

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have teleported a computer circuit instruction known as…
JQI Researchers Shed New Light on Atomic “Wave Function”

May 16, 2019

High-res technique improves ability to measure a quantum system’s essential information. Physicists have demonstrated a new way to…
Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

May 14, 2019

MIT researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information.…
Researchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing

May 6, 2019

Scientists are excited about diamonds — not the types that adorn jewelry, but the microscopic variety that are…
The spin doctors: Researchers discover surprising quantum effect in hard disk drive material

April 26, 2019

Scientists find surprising way to affect information storage properties in metal alloy. Sometimes scientific discoveries can be found…
Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials

April 24, 2019

Scientists at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials are developing an automated system to synthesize entirely new materials…
UO team makes artificial atoms that work at room temp

April 17, 2019

Ultra-secure online communications, completely indecipherable if intercepted, are a step closer with the help of a recently published…
Quantum Goes the Distance

April 8, 2019

U.S. research team expands quantum network with successful long-distance entanglement experiment Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s…
Scientists used quantum computing to improve radars by a factor of 10

March 20, 2019

Radars are very important to our civilization. Military uses them as well as air traffic control system and…
Researchers reverse the flow of time on IBM’s quantum computer

March 14, 2019

Quantum simulation gives a sneak peek into the possibilities of time reversal. We all mark days with clocks…
IBM Q System One quantum computing on a Raspberry Pi?

March 6, 2019

IBM Q System One: the world’s first commercial, integrated, universal, approximate quantum computing system… …on a Raspberry Pi? What…
Researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech

February 28, 2019

One of the key concepts in quantum physics is entanglement, in which two or more quantum systems become…
Taking the Next Step in Quantum Information Processing

February 28, 2019

DARPA to leverage intermediate-sized quantum devices to help solve complex optimization problems. Universal quantum computers with millions of…
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