Cheek by Jowl

Highlighting the Fermilab-led Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (August 3, 2023) Quantum is global, and I’m proof of that. Through an international postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), …

Why Quantum Matters to You

Highlighting the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, NY (June 1, 2023) Quantum mechanics are the rules that describe how really small things behave. Discovered over 100 years ago by …


A Quantum Wish

Quantum mechanical objects, such as single atoms, can behave as if they are in two or more places at once, even though they are really in a single quantum “state.” Quantum mechanics also allows for quantum entanglement: two or more atoms can be correlated no matter their distance apart. If you believe the quantum math (which hasn’t failed us yet), with each new particle you add to the system, you double the information stored. A quantum computer made up of just 50 perfect quantum bits (or qubits) processes 250 = 1,125,899,906,842,624 complex numbers at the same time.

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The Quantum Questions

Roughly each month I write “from” a different research center about the NQCO’s progress coordinating Quantum Information Science (QIS) activities. Learn more about the Q-SEnSE Quantum Leap Challenge Institute by …