Weekly Quantum Digest: Goodbye 2010s, Thanks for Completely Blowing Our Minds

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Goodbye 2010s, hello paradigm shifts in understanding. Credit: Pexels, Miriam Espacio

This week, we’ll cover everything from quantum shifts (literally) in understanding our universe to technological shifts in tapping quantum computing.

Spotlight Story: How the 2010s Changed Physics Forever

“It feels like we’re in the middle of a paradigm shift,” Natalia Toro, associate professor in particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University, told Gizmodo. “It’s still not clear where we’re going, but I think that in 50 years from now, the past decade will be remembered as the beginning of a major shift in our understanding of physics.”Gizmodo

Science

Archer Puts Together a Few-Qubit Array — ZD Net

How a Quantum Computer Works — Market Express

Tiny Low-Energy Device to Rapidly Reroute Light in Computer Chips — Science Daily 

Frontiers of quantum computing and sensing: 10 Sci & Tech questions — Mirage News

NTT Research Announces Eight Joint Research Agreements — HPC Wire

A Scientist’s Tiny Black Hole Brings the Cosmos Into the Lab — Wired

Business

Can Google’s New Quantum Computer Hack Bitcoin? — Yahoo Finance

Commercial Applications for Quantum Computing are Still a Distant Reality, says Tencent Researcher — South China Morning Post

Dell Technologies on democratizing 5G and the future of quantum computing — ZD Net

The Fields Institute Announces Its Latest Startup Incubator Cohort — The Varsity 

Opinion

The Quantum Computing Threat to American Security — Wall Street Journal 

Quantum Computing Is a Bigger Deal Than the Internet — Medium 

Jobs

Associate Scientist, Quantum — USRA

Quantum Research Scientist — Lawrence Livermore Laboratory