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Achieving scalability in quantum computing 

While a variety of quantum systems exist today, many are unable to scale to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Explaining the real-world obstacles of building a quantum system that scales, this post explores how Microsoft addresses these challenges through a topological qubit....

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Video recap: Quantum computing at Microsoft Build 

Each year, Microsoft Build brings together tech creators for a conference on emerging technological concepts. Last week, Build featured two sessions on quantum computing led by Dr. Julie Love, Director of Microsoft Quantum Computing Business Development, and John Azariah, Principal Software Engineer on the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and Q# coding language....

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Quantum computing at Microsoft Build 

Our annual developer event, Microsoft Build, will take place May 7- 9, 2018, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The event invites developers, engineers, programmers, and all-around tech creators to gather around emerging technological concepts, including quantum computing. This year, Microsoft Build will feature two sessions on quantum computing led by Dr. Julie...

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The quantum computing effect on public-key encryption 

Microsoft researchers studied the resources required to implement quantum algorithms for factoring large integers and for computing discrete logarithms in the context of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). The post provides a deeper look at the results obtained in the published paper. Not only does the study put the Microsoft quantum tools to the test, the...

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Announcing the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit 

Just a few months back, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared our vision of empowering the quantum revolution with bold investments towards a scalable end-to-end solution, revolutionary topological approach, and a global team. Today, we take the next step in this journey with the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit to help you get started with quantum development. The Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, preview available here, includes the following three key components: Fully integrated quantum-focused programming language Q# (Q-sharp): Designed ground up for quantum, Q# is the most approachable high-level programming language with a native type system for qubits, operators, and other abstractions....

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Microsoft announces quantum computing programming language 

For more than a decade, a team of researchers, engineers and developers at Microsoft has been working on quantum computing, a new model of computing that promises exponential increases in processing power and could help scientists tackle questions previously considered unanswerable—on topics ranging from climate science and medical research, to the human genome and economics....

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Epitaxy of advanced nanowire quantum devices 

Semiconductor nanowires are ideal for realizing various low-dimensional quantum devices. In particular, topological phases of matter hosting non-Abelian quasiparticles (such as anyons) can emerge when a semiconductor nanowire with strong spin-orbit coupling is brought into contact with a superconductor. To exploit the potential of non-Abelian anyons—which are key elements of topological quantum computing—fully, they need...

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