How to find a job in quantum computing | Quantum Computing Weekly #11



How to find a job in quantum computing | Quantum Computing Weekly #11
By Jesper Thomschutz • Issue #11 • View online
☁️Hello from chilly London!
This weekend I came back from Mexico, and although the jet-lag is pretty intense, I’m back to work and learning about quantum computing once more.
In news we’ve got a few interesting articles about things like the difficulty in finding components for building a quantum computer, as well as non-cryptography related applications, and more.
We’ll also be learning a bit about quantum tunneling as well as sharing a resource for finding a job in quantum computing!
Looking for a particular area of quantum computing you’d like to see covered in the next issue? Ping me and let me know!

Tiny Fact of the week
This week we’ll learn a bit about something called quantum tunneling, which may have some massive implications for things like nuclear fusion and more.
The quantum tunneling effect is a quantum phenomenon which occurs when particles move through a barrier that, according to the theories of classical physics, should be impossible to move through. The barrier may be a physically impassable medium, such as an insulator or a vacuum, or a region of high potential energy.
In classical mechanics, when a particle has insufficient energy, it would not be able to overcome a potential barrier. In the quantum world, however, particles can often behave like waves. On encountering a barrier, a quantum wave will not end abruptly; rather, its amplitude will decrease exponentially. This drop in amplitude corresponds to a drop in the probability of finding a particle further into the barrier. If the barrier is thin enough, then the amplitude may be non-zero on the other side. This would imply that there is a finite probability that some of the particles will tunnel through the barrier. Source
As always, Wikipedia has an amazing article on this topic with a lot more details and is well worth a look.
What kind of jobs are out there for people in quantum computing? In this article Jay Gambetta lays out about 12 different types of roles, as well as some info on how to get in touch with IBM if you’re interested in a career in the field of quantum computing. Very cool!
The Hitchhiking Cat’s Guide to Getting a Job in Quantum Computing
We’d have more quantum computers if it weren’t so hard to find the damn cables
IBM Lattice Cryptography Is Needed Now To Defend Against Quantum Computing Future
The Real Business Case for Quantum Computing
Exxon partners with IBM to advance quantum computing
Why Did NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Others Spend Millions on This Quantum Computer?
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Jesper Thomschutz

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