The Weekly Quantum Digest: Taking Quantum Bits for an Atomic Spin

Just in time for Halloween: Creamy quantum liquid-filled star corpses, quantum computing existential threats, and more quantum science news, opinion and jobs.

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“This work is an important step towards using spins on a surface as qubits for quantum computing,” team member Andreas Heinrich tells Physics World. “The STM allows us to build essentially arbitrary structures of such atoms, which makes it possible for us to control how strongly they will interact with each other.”Physics World


These Weirdo Stellar Corpses Have Creamy Centers Filled with Exotic Quantum Liquids — Live Science

Faster, More Secure Communications Using Structured Light in Quantum Protocols — Sci Tech Daily

Timeline: A Brief History of Quantum Computing from 1980 to 2100 — New Scientist 

Using Quantum Computers to Test the Fundamentals of Physics — Scientific American


Quantum Computing Poses An Existential Security Threat, But Not Today — Forbes

Quantum Computer Commercial Cases Predicted Within Decade — Bobs Guide

Volkswagen to Test Quantum Navigation App in Real Traffic — Wall Street Journal Blog

How Google Could Make the Next Quantum Computing Leap (Video) — Financial Times 

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology — ColdQuanta


Quantum Supremacy and the Cat That’s Neither Alive nor Dead — Live Mint 

We’re Not Ready for Our Quantum, High-speed, Clean Future — Bloomberg 


Notre Dame Hiring Quantum Computer Professor — LinkedIn

Microsoft Looking for Quantum Research Software Development Engineer — Microsoft Jobs

Matt Swayne
Matt Swayne
Matt Swayne is a contributor at The Quantum Daily. He focuses on breaking news about quantum discoveries and quantum computing. Matt enjoys working on -- and with -- startups and is currently working on a media studies master's degree, specializing in science communication.

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