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How to make a qubit | Quantum Computing Weekly #2

👋 Hi everyone and welcome to the second issue of Quantum Computing Weekly. In this issue we'll be cov
How to make a qubit | Quantum Computing Weekly #2
By Jesper Thomschutz • Issue #2 • View online
👋 Hi everyone and welcome to the second issue of Quantum Computing Weekly.
In this issue we’ll be covering a quick run through of the history of quantum computing, talk about how qubits are implemented in real life as well as recent news and development in the industry. There’s especially interesting news regarding how QC can be commercialized and fast-tracked to a wider audience.

Tiny Fact of the week
In the previous issue we introduced the concept of qubit - but how do you actually create a qubit in reality? There are a handful of ways currently being used today. One popular method is to use the spin of an electron (down/low-energy or up/high-energy), but there are other methods as well, such as the polarization of a single photon (as an example: 1 for vertical or 0 for horizontal). Learn more here.
Learn
The WIRED Guide to Quantum Computing
News
Quantum computing ‘breakthrough’ could lead to commercialization
Integrated quantum chip operations possible, tests show
Berkeley computer theorists show path to verifying that quantum beats classical
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Jesper Thomschutz

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This is a newsletter about Qubits, Quantum Logic Gates, occasional mandatory cat jokes, and more.

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