SNF Issue No. 48, April 2020

In this Issue:

  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHT
  • INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY (ISS 2019): Selected Plenary and Invited Presentations

  • ASIAN CRYOGENIC AND APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL CRYOGENIC MATERIALS CONFERENCE IN ASIA JOINT CONFERENCE (ACASC/ASIAN-ICMC/CSSJ JOINT CONFERENCE): Selected Plenary and Topical Presentations

John Martinis Makes Move to Silicon Quantum Computing

john martinis image photo credit: the quantum daily

October 5, 2020 (PN5)  When John Martinis left Google last spring, we all wondered where he would land. It turns out he's on just about the other side of the world at the Australian start-up, Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC).

(Pictured left: John Martinis | photo credit: The Quantum Daily)

In his own words (from the article published on their website),
“I’m hugely excited to join the team at SQC,” says Professor Martinis. “Building a quantum computer is my life-long ambition. If we can build one successfully at scale, it will be a transformational achievement with tremendous impact for humankind. I chose to come to SQC because of the promise of the unique approach in fabrication at the atomic level. No one else in the world can do what these guys are capable of.“

Contributed by Tony Przybysz, SNF Co-editor Electronics (digital & quantum computing)

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Seeqc Three-pronged Approach to Quantum Technology

October 14, 2020 (PN6). IEEE CSC volunteers span numerous areas of superconductivity research. Recently, Oleg Mukhanov (Co-CEO, CTO, & co-founder of Seeqc) discussed Seeqc's unique approach and current strides in quantum computing technology.

(Photo left: Seeqc’s DQM System-on-a-Chip | photo credit: Seeqc)

The company is one of the first companies to have built a superconductor multi-layer commercial chip foundry and through this experience has the infrastructure in place for design, testing and manufacturing of quantum-ready superconductors. Seeqc isn’t out to build a big quantum computer, just for the sake of building it. Mukhanov said they want to build a quantum computer that has a realistic practical role for actual problems and challenges, not just a lab experiment.

Feature based on article by Matt Swayne of The Quantum Daily and Seeqc

Contributed by Jennifir McGillis, SNF Editorial Team Manager

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