The Weekly Quantum Digest: Quantum Computing’s Breakthrough Year

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2019 — quantum computing’s breakthrough year? Plus, materials under pressure, a quantum approach to pharmaceuticals and more in this issue feature links from around our site and around the web.

Spotlight Story: 

“Quantum computers are getting a lot more real. No, you won’t be playing Call of Duty on one anytime soon. But Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Rigetti Computing and IBM all made important advances in 2019 that could help bring computers governed by the weird laws of atomic-scale physics into your life in other ways.” CNet

Science

Forget Quantum Supremacy: This Quantum-Computing Milestone Could Be Just as Important — ZDnet

Intel’s New Chip May Make Quantum Computers Commercially Viable — The Quantum Daily

Tiny Quantum Sensors Watch Materials Transform Under Pressure — Space Daily

Brindisi Secures Funding for Rome Lab — Oneida Dispatch

A Quantum Leap That’s Been Decades in the Making — Australian National University

University of Waterloo launches program to deploy industry-driven quantum technologies — The Quantum Daily

Business

Quantum Computing Will Be the Smartphone of the 2020s, Says Bank of America Strategist— Marketwatch

British QC Startup Riverlane’s Pioneering Approach To Pharma — The Quantum Daily

Ford Quantum Computing Experiment Cuts Traffic, Commute Times — CNet 

Amazon Plugs Quantum Cloud Computing Braket Into AWS — Forbes

Modern Encryption Vulnerable To A Powerful Quantum Computer — Express Computer 

Opinion

Revolt! Scientists Say They’re Sick of Quantum Computing’s Hype — Wired

Quantum Computing, Crypto Agility and Future Readiness — NASDAQ 

Jobs

Quantum Associate Researcher — Microsoft

Quantum Systems Theorist – CIPHER — Georgia Tech