MIT Reports Fluxonium Qubit Architecture Achieves Progress on Quantum Error Correction

MIT researchers report they have demonstrated a novel superconducting qubit architecture that can perform operations between qubits with greater accuracy, addressing a roadblock to commercial use of quantum computers: error correction. The researchers utilized a relatively new type of superconducting qubit, known as fluxonium, which can have a lifespan that is longer….

NSF Invests $76M in 4 Physics Frontiers Centers – with an Accent on Quantum

Exploring, understanding and harnessing mysterious phenomena at the frontiers of physics are the aims of four research centers to be backed by $76 million in funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation through its Physics Frontiers Centers program. The centers will tackle some of the most challenging….

SC20 Announces Record Number of Teams for Annual Student Cluster Competition

This year’s Student Cluster Competition at SC20 will include two firsts: it will involve the most number of teams (19) in the competition’s 14-year history, and it will for the first time be held completely virtually. “This year’s Student Cluster Competition will be very different, as it will be 100 percent cloud-based,” explained SC20 SCC […]