Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, Harvard University

The IQSE, The Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, was established in 2006. In this institute's web page, you can see the spin quantum computer proposed by IQSE researchers on Nature Physics in 2005. Also, you can check the lab site of Mikhail Lukin, the professor of physics, Harvard University.

Interview of Geordie Rose

The Q&A interview of Geordie Rose, the founder and CTO of D-wave was posted on the Technology Review, which contains his defenses and claims against opinions and thoughts of some experts in quantum computation field. You may have to focus on some issues such as adiabatic quantum computing, necessity of noise (or error) reduction algorithm in the case of superconducting implementation, scalability of qubits, and the conditions for quantum computing.

Read this article

The extra information : You can watch some video clips of two experts from JPL and Harvard University mentioning about quantum computing and the future application. Registration is needed for this.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Quantum Information Science Initiative, The University of Queensland, Australia

QiSci, Quantum Information Science Initiative, is a amazing group in The University of Queensland, Australia which researches quantum information. Michael Nielsen is one of faculties in this group who wrote "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information" with Isaac Chuang, the former IBM researcher and the professor in MIT now.

About applying for The UQ

The UQ, however, has some different graduate school system like honour program from that in korean universities so that it is not expected that I could apply for and get admission to it without any concerns. There are coursework master and research master of Ph. D program separately, and I am not able to apply for Ph. D program without honour or master degree.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The world's first commercial quantum computer built by D-Wave Systems

I saw a article with the unbelievable title on the EE Times which is "Quantum computer 'Orion' debuts" a couple of weeks ago. It was the incredible news because I thought it would take very long time to build the first commercial quantum computer.
D-wave systems, which is the company in Canada that build the world's first commercial quantum computer, has used the superconducting technology with niobium cooled down near absolute zero to create the quantum states as a qubit. This amazing system is expected to be able to solve the NP-complete problems in a few cycles. What a fabulous achievement, isn't it? Other promising technologies are NMR, optical method like photonic polarization, and silicon technology such as quantum dots.