The Quantum Weekly: This Week’s Hottest Quantum Stories

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For our pre-Valentine’s Day special: A new experiment aims to find the sweet spot between the weird world of quantum mechanics and the classical world, a look at sweet spots for quantum startups outside of London and Oxbridge, using the power of love and quantum computing to feed the world’s hungry… and more sweet quantum stuff in this edition of The Quantum Weekly.

Spotlight Story: 

“A new experiment, known as the TEQ collaboration, could help reveal a boundary between the weird quantum world and the normal classical world of billiard balls and projectiles. The TEQ (Testing the large-scale limit of quantum mechanics) researchers are working to construct a device in the next year that would levitate a bit of silicon dioxide, or quartz, measuring nanometers in size—still microscopic, but much larger than the individual particles that scientists have used to demonstrate quantum mechanics previously.” —  Smithsonian Magazine

Science

India Nearly Matches US Quantum Computing Research Budget — Tom’s Hardware

Electric Currents Controlled With a Quantum Switch Turns Metal Into Insulators — Newsweek

Existing Technology May Precisely Control Qubits Made From Calcium and Strontium Ions — The Quantum Daily

Giant Moon Rocket, Living Robots and Quantum Computer — January’s Best Science Images  — Nature

Could Quantum Computing Help Feed the World? — The Quantum Daily

University of Chicago’s Tian Zhong Awarded NSF Grant to Create Quantum Internet

HPC Wire

The Heisenberg Limit Has Been Redefined — Popular Mechanics

Trust but Verify: Why Variational Quantum Unsampling Matters — The Quantum Daily

 

Business

3 British Quantum Computing Research Hubs Not In Oxbridge Or London — The Quantum Daily

Quantum Computing Incorporated – the First Publicly Traded Quantum Computing Stock — The Quantum Daily

Where Computing Is Headed—Beyond Quantum — Wall Street Journal

A Combination of Quantum Computing and Blockchain Technology Will Have a Huge Impact on Banking — Digital Journal

Domen Zavrl Explains Quantum-Proof Cryptography and Its Role in Security — Coin Gape

Arvind Krishna is new IBM CEO — Indian Link

Opinion

Prepare for a world of quantum haves and have-nots — Live Mint

Jobs

Quantum Engineering – Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowships — ORISE

Quantum Engineer — IQM Finland

Senior Quantum Engineer — Rigetti Computing

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