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Dec 31, 2022

Community Detection in Brain Connectome using Quantum Annealer Devices #quantum #brain #networks

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Community Detection in Brain Connectome using Quantum Annealer Devices:

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Dec 30, 2022

Consciousness may explain some of the weirdness of quantum mechanics

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A wild theory suggests that consciousness may explain quantum mechanics, by forcing the subatomic particles to choose one concrete outcome.

Dec 30, 2022

Ask Ethan: Can hidden variables save quantum physics?

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There could be variables beyond the ones we’ve identified and know how to measure. But they can’t get rid of quantum weirdness.

Dec 30, 2022

Scientists overcome the scaling challenges of quantum optomechanical systems

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Optomechanics simulates graphene lattices.

Dec 30, 2022

Experts Warn of “Quantum Apocalypse”

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Experts are warning that quantum computers could eventually overpower conventional encryption methods, a potentially dangerous fate for humanity that they’re evocatively dubbing the “quantum apocalypse,” the BBC reports.

Cracking today’s toughest encryption would take virtually forever today — but with the advent of quantum computers, they’re warning, the process could be cut down to mere seconds.

And that kind of number-crunching power could have disastrous consequences if it were to land in the wrong hands.

Dec 30, 2022

Lasers used to throw and catch single atoms for first time

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Lasers have been used to throw and catch extremely cold, single atoms. The technique could be used to assemble quantum computers in the future.

Dec 30, 2022

Physicists Discover a New Way to ‘See’ Objects Without Looking at Them

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Ordinarily, to measure an object we must interact with it in some way. Whether it’s by a prod or a poke, an echo of sound waves, or a shower of light, it’s near impossible to look without touching.

In the world of quantum physics, there are some exceptions to this rule.

Researchers from Aalto University in Finland propose a way to ‘see’ a microwave pulse without the absorption and re-emission of any light waves. It’s an example of a special interaction-free measurement, where something is observed without being rattled by a mediating particle.

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Dec 28, 2022

High-visibility quantum interference between two independent semiconductor quantum dots achieved

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics celebrated the fundamental interest of quantum entanglement, and also envisioned the potential applications in “the second quantum revolution”—a new age when we are able to manipulate the weirdness of quantum mechanics, including quantum superposition and entanglement. A large-scale and fully functional quantum network is the holy grail of quantum information sciences. It will open a new frontier of physics, with new possibilities for quantum computation, communication, and metrology.

One of the most significant challenges is to extend the distance of quantum communication to a practically useful scale. Unlike classical signals that can be noiselessly amplified, quantum states in superposition cannot be amplified because they cannot be perfectly cloned. Therefore, a high-performance quantum network requires not only ultra-low-loss quantum channels and quantum memory, but also high-performance quantum light sources. There has been exciting recent progress in satellite-based quantum communications and quantum repeaters, but a lack of suitable single-photon sources has hampered further advances.

What is required of a single-photon source for quantum network applications? First, it should emit one (only one) photon at a time. Second, to attain brightness, the single-photon sources should have high system efficiency and a high repetition rate. Third, for applications such as in quantum teleportation that require interfering with independent photons, the single photons should be indistinguishable. Additional requirements include a scalable platform, tunable and narrowband linewidth (favorable for temporal synchronization), and interconnectivity with matter qubits.

Dec 28, 2022

Quantum Physics Lets Researchers See “Things” Without Looking At Them

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As a general rule, if you want sight, you need light. You’re only reading this right now thanks to the light from your screen being beamed onto your retinas, converted into electrical signals, and sent up the optic nerve for your brain to interpret as a bunch of words and images.

But what if you could see things without all that rigamarole? It might sound impossible – perhaps even counter to the very definition of sight – but thanks to the bizarre world of quantum mechanics, it’s actually perfectly possible.

“Since the inception of quantum mechanics, the quest to understand measurements has been a rich source of intellectual fascination,” notes a new paper published this month.

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Dec 28, 2022

The universe is a timechain — the quantum universal timeframe

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Craig Wright’s time theory states that quantum entanglement doesn’t require any information traveling under observable physics and suggests that an infinite amount of data is contained in the universe.

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