2023 IEEE Quantum Week
Another successful IEEE Quantum Week wrapped up in September. The 2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE23) took place in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The event included 153 technical papers, workshops, tutorials, posters, a career fair, “meet the customer event,” and a student industry mentorship program.
Next up: QCE24 planned for 15-20 September 2024 in Montréal, Canada
The 2D electron gas formed by HEMTs gray fork can route signals with little resistance in a cryogenic chip. Credit: Sangheyon Kim
Two Oddball Ideas for a Megaqubit Quantum Computer
How terahertz waves and quantum wells could interconnect many, many qubits
The perpetual problem with scaling up most quantum computers is a seemingly mundane one—too many cables. Experts say quantum computers might need at least a million qubits kept at near absolute zero to do anything computationally noteworthy. But connecting them all by coaxial cable to control and readout electronics, which work at room temperature, would be impossible.
Cleaning up the atmosphere with quantum computing
14 March 2023
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases daily with no sign of stopping or slowing. Too much of civilization depends on the burning of fossil fuels, and even if we can develop a replacement energy source, much of the damage has already been done. Without removal, the carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere will continue to wreak havoc for centuries....
In an article published in AVS Quantum Science on March 14, researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the University of Kentucky deployed an algorithm to study amine reactions through quantum computing. The algorithm can be run on an existing quantum computer to find useful amine compounds for carbon capture more quickly.