Best quantum computing books for software engineers

Best Quantum Computing Books for Everyone

Quantum computing has officially hit peak hype. Huge companies like Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Ali Baba are investing in quantum computing hardware and software. So you might have a new years resolution to learn more about quantum computers and physics, or you're looking for a gift for the techie in your life. These are the best quantum computing books for everyone to read. Below are my recommendations for physics ...

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Quantum Teleportation with Q# Advent Calendar

Quantum teleportation with Q# | Microsoft Q# Advent Calendar Dec 25th

I’m very happy to present this article as part of the Q# Advent calendar! Every day, one community member wrote a blog post about or using Q#, the quantum development SDK by Microsoft. Check out the rest of the blog posts at the advent calendar link. And thank you to Microsoft Quantum and team for letting me participate with my post on Quantum teleportation with Q#!  Quantum teleportation is a fundamental ...

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Programming for Quantum Computing: What language should you learn?

Quantum computing sometimes seems very intimidating to get involved in. Physicists do tend to code in a lot of programming languages - like Matlab, Fortran, C++ - and getting access to a real quantum computer has historically been difficult. However, cloud quantum computing systems have opened up opportunities for anyone to start working with quantum computers. So, if you want to learn coding and eventually get involved in programming for ...

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When can a quantum computer destroy bitcoin?

How can quantum computers affect bitcoin? Of course, the elliptic curve crytography has been under scrutiny since the quantum computing hype began. Bitcoin was built to replace third party trust with cryptographic proof. But it's not just bitcoin. Two of the most common cryptosystems are Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). When you are online, any information that you exchange will be encrypted, usually with RSA or ECC. Both of ...

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D-Wave Quantum Coding Challenge 2000Q System in Lab

Join the D-Wave Leap Quantum Coding Challenge: Problem 1

Back in October 2018, D-Wave launched a cloud service to provide everyone access to their 2000+ qubit quantum computer. Now, they are releasing the D-Wave Leap quantum coding challenge to encourage people to use their cloud service and teach. Though no math or physics degree is required, there are some terms and concepts that would be helpful for you to complete the challenge and fully understand why these are interesting problems to ...

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Quantum Computing Weekly – New Interview!

This week, I'm featured in Quantum Computing Weekly! Jesper Thomschutz's newsletter shares the latest news on quantum computing. Now it has a new section, profiling researchers and practitioners in the quantum space. I'm excited to share a little more of my story! I talked about what I find most exciting about the potential benefits quantum computers could bring to the world, and how I got into the field originally. Check out Issue #6 of Quantum ...

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Bleximo raises $1.5mm for quantum computing

News from Bleximo! Today, we're happy to announce the close of Bleximo's $1.5mm seed round, led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from Boost VC, Creative Ventures, KEC Ventures, and Gyan Kapur. Bleximo combines classical computers and Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) application-specific quantum accelerators to solve problems that are difficult to solve, even with a supercomputer. The initial focus is to speed up simulations of new materials and molecules for drug development. The ...

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QISKit Quantum Computation Webinar

Want to learn more about QISKit, IBM's quantum information software kit, with the top researchers at IBM? IBM just announced a learning webinar on January 9th, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST. QISKit is easy to start working with because you can code in Python, and they've also put together a lot of Jupyter notebook tutorials. Not only that, but you can run your code on online quantum computing simulators, or even run ...

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Quantum computers: are they here?

Are quantum computers here? This morning, IBM announced their 20-qubit processor is now available, with a 50-qubit prototype (a device, not a simulator) that has been successfully measured and tested and will be available in their next-generation systems. The 5 qubit system was impressive, as was the 16 qubit system. But one of the most impressive things has been the rate at which IBM has progressed. The ability to reliably operate several working quantum ...

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Post-Quantum Cryptography at Google

Google, one of the front runners in the race for quantum computing, announced their first experiments with post-quantum cryptography. Why does it matter? If Google is starting to worry about post-quantum cryptography, maybe they had a breakthrough in large scale universal quantum computing? See the original blog post here: https://security.googleblog.com/2016/07/experimenting-with-post-quantum.html Google’s Post-quantum cryptography experiment It’s time to explore options for quantum safe algorithms beyond theoretical implementations. Google has launched “CECPQ1” - a post-quantum key exchange ...

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