Achieving practical quantum computing 

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To gain a broader understanding of quantum computing, check out this comprehensive overview from Microsoft Quantum Architect Dave Wecker. You’ll learn how quantum computing is different from classical computing, the types of problems a quantum computer can solve, and what makes topological qubits so unique….Read more

Achieving scalability in quantum computing 

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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….Read more

Video recap: Quantum computing at Microsoft Build 

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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….Read more

Quantum computing at Microsoft Build 

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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…Read more

The quantum computing effect on public-key encryption 

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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…Read more

Announcing the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit 

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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….Read more

Microsoft announces quantum computing programming language 

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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….Read more

Elucidating reaction mechanisms on quantum computers 

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    We show how a quantum computer can be employed to elucidate reaction mechanisms in complex chemical systems, using the open problem of biological nitrogen fixation in nitrogenase as an example. We discuss how quantum computers can augment classical-computer simulations for such problems, to significantly increase their accuracy and enable hitherto intractable simulations. Detailed…Read more

APS Physical Review Letters selects Station Q paper 

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  We are pleased to announce that the American Physical Society (APS) journal, Physical Review Letters, has selected the Station Q paper, Transport Signatures of Quasiparticle Poisoning in a Majorana Island, as an Editors’ Suggestion. The paper details how, working with theorists in Copenhagen, we found a way to measure the quasiparticle poisoning rate of a Majorana…Read more