All the apparatus that fills the laboratory of the Microtraps group at the Centre for Quantum Technologies — three heavy metal optical benches densely packed with lasers, lenses, mirrors and above them shelves full of electronics — has been put into service to produce and probe single ions of Barium.
D-Wave Systems, Inc. today announced that it has closed a $30 million round of equity funding. Bezos Expeditions and In-Q-Tel (IQT) have joined the investment round. Bezos Expeditions is the personal investment company o...
A research group at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) investigated theoretically the charge-neutral Majorana fermions, and proposed a method for their manipulation.
Stephanie Wehner from the Centre for Quantum Technologies together with Omar Fawzi from McGill University, Canada, and Mario Berta from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have explored a new method to create randomness, hypothesizing quantum analogues of classical randomness extractors for the first time.
The new headquarters of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo was opened on 21, September 2012. Over 1,000 guests and dignitaries attended the opening ceremony of the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre.
A team of scientists from the University College, London, and University of Melbourne, headed by Professor Andrew Dzurak and Dr Andrea Morello from the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at University of New South Wales (UNSW), has developed the first functional quantum bit (qubit) based on a single silicon atom.
At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012 held in Tianjin, China, Professor Jeremy O’Brien, Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics at the University of Bristol, discussed about the future of information and communications technology (ICT) and how quantum technologies revolution will impact the future economics and society.
The University of Waterloo has reported that the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) will be officially opened on September 21, 2012, in the new building at the center of the university campus.
A multi-institute research team, which also includes scientists from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), has successfully teleported quantum data between the Canary Islands of La Palma and Tenerife, covering a record distance of 143 km over free space.
Slovakia has made significant advances both in science and technology and its economic development. The government's 2011-2013 innovation policy concentrates on increasing collaboration between the private and public sector for encouraging science education and innovation. The Slovak Academy of Sciences is supporting a wide range of projects, including those in the quantum field.