Quantum breakthrough: first ever entanglement of microwaves and optical photons

Artist's impression of the experimental device with the optical photons of the beam entering and exiting the electro-optical crystal

Artist’s impression of the experimental device with optical beam photons (red) entering and exiting the electro-optic crystal and resonating within its circular portion, as well as generated microwave photons (blue) leaving the device. Credit: Eli Krantz, Krantz NanoArt For the first time, ISTA researchers have entangled microwaves and optical photons. Quantum computing has the potential … Read more

Quantum computing actions. Meet AI Hype. – Nanalyse

Quantum computing actions.  Meet AI Hype.  - Nanalyse

“If you think AI is cool, wait until it meets quantum computing.” That was the headline of a recent Forbes piece by a SAP communications officer trying to bring his company’s reputation for quantum computing and generative AI to the forefront. The article continues with a quote from a thought leader at (wait for it) … Read more

Quantum physics in a leaf? Scientists discover the link between photosynthesis and the fifth state of matter

Abstract photosynthesis

Scientists discovered that natural photosynthesis has similar characteristics to condensed exciton, a frictionless energy state that typically requires extremely low temperatures. This insight can improve the design of the technology, potentially doubling energy efficiency. The UChicago researchers hope that exciton condensation islands could pave the way for new discoveries. Inside a laboratory, scientists marvel at … Read more

A glimpse into the quantum realm: MIT physicists generate first snapshots of fermion pairs

Fermion pair particle physics concept

MIT physicists have successfully imaged the pairings of particles in a cloud of atoms, providing new insights into the behavior of electrons in superconducting materials. The discovery, documented in the journal Science, could help understand superconductivity and the further development of heatless electronics. (Artists concept.) The images shed light on how electrons form superconducting pairs … Read more

Quantum Error Correction: Breaking the Break-Even Barrier

Quantum error correction goes beyond breaking even

From United States Department of Energy July 10, 2023 A logic qubit is embedded in the state space of a harmonic oscillator using the grid code, represented here by the faces of the cube. Quantum error correction protects these grid states from corruption caused by a noisy environment, symbolized by the beam. Credit: Image courtesy … Read more

How splitting sound could lead to a new kind of quantum computer

The conversation

When you turn on a lamp to light up a room, you’re experiencing light energy transmitted as photons, which are small, discrete quantum packets of energy. These photons have to obey the sometimes strange laws of quantum mechanics, which, for example, dictate that photons are indivisible, but at the same time allow a photon to … Read more

Google’s quantum computer is so fast it’s scary

Google's quantum computer is so fast it's scary

By Sean Thiessen | Published 16 seconds ago A quantum computer What’s faster than a supercomputer? A quantum computer from Google, that’s what. As reported by Science Alert, pioneering scientists in the strange world of quantum computing have just performed a test of numerical computation with the Sycamore quantum computer. It accomplished in seconds what … Read more

A new kind of quantum computer could be built on the strange physics of sound waves

diagram of the sound beam crossing and reflected by a splitter

When you turn on a lamp to light up a room, you’re experiencing light energy transmitted as photons, which are small, discrete quantum packets of energy. These photons have to obey the sometimes strange laws of quantum mechanics, which, for example, dictate that photons are indivisible, but at the same time allow a photon to … Read more

How split sound could lead to a new kind of quantum computer

A diagram showing a line representing a beam splitter, hitting a phonon.  Two dashed lines on either side of the beam splitter line indicate that the phonon is both reflected from the beam splitter and transmitted to the other side, superimposed.

When you turn on a lamp to light up a room, you’re experiencing light energy transmitted as photons, which are small, discrete quantum packets of energy. These photons have to obey the sometimes strange laws of quantum mechanics, which, for example, dictate that photons are indivisible, but at the same time allow a photon to … Read more

Exploring the potential of quantum computing: revolutionizing data processing and encryption

Understanding the picture of Quantum Computing

Introduction: Quantum computing is an emerging field of technology which holds immense promise for transforming the way the Potential of quantum computing processes information and protects data. By harnessing the principles of quantum mechanics, quantum computers have the potential to perform complex calculations at unprecedented speeds, surpassing the capabilities of classical computers. Understanding Quantum Computing: … Read more