ENG’s Ioannis Paschalidis New Director of Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering | BU Today

The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering will have a new director as of July 1. Ioannis Paschalidis, a College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering and of computing and data sciences, will oversee the Hariri Institute’s move into a new , eye-arresting building (the largest-on-the Charles River Campus), the … Read more

A Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Was Just Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

Australian scientists have created the world first-ever quantum computer circuit – one that contains all the essential components found on a classical computer chip but at the quantum scale. The landmark discovery, published in Nature today, was nine years in the making. “This is the most exciting discovery of my career,” senior author and quantum … Read more

New Photonic Materials Could Enable Ultra-Fast Light-Based Computing

The University of Central Florida’s new photonic material overcomes the shortcomings of current topological designs, which provide fewer features and control. The new material also allows for far longer propagation lengths for information packets by minimizing power losses. Photonic materials are being developed by researchers to allow for powerful and efficient light-based computing Researchers at … Read more

‘Time crystals’ work around laws of physics to offer new era of quantum computing

The connecting of two “time crystals” in a superfluid of helium-3 barely one-ten-thousandth of a degree above absolute zero could be a huge step towards a new kind of quantum computer. Time crystals are bizarre structures of atoms, the existence of which was only predicted as recently as 2012, with experimental proof following a few … Read more

Efficient and Flexible Edge Computing

Physical reservoir computing can be used to perform high-speed processing for artificial intelligence with low power consumption. Researchers from Japan design a tunable physical reservoir device based on dielectric relaxation at an electrode-ionic liquid interface. In the near future, more and more artificial intelligence processing will need to take place on the edge – close … Read more

Error-Free Quantum Computing Gets Real

Artist impression of gate operations on logical quantum bits, that are protected from faults by means of quantum error correction. Credit: Johannes Knünz Fundamental Building Blocks for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing Demonstrated Due to high-quality fabrication, errors during processing and storage of information have become a rarity in modern computers. However, for critical applications, where even … Read more

Scientists Just Measured a Mechanical Quantum System Without Destroying It

There’s a key aspect of quantum computing you may not have thought about before. Called ‘quantum non- demolition measurements’, they refer to observing certain quantum states without destroying them in the process. If we want to put together a functioning quantum computer, not having it break down every second while calculations are made would obviously … Read more

IBM’s plans for the future of quantum computing

Today’s classical supercomputers can do a lot. But because their calculations are limited to binary states of 0 or 1, they can struggle with enormously complex problems such as natural science simulations. This is where quantum computers, which can represent information as 0, 1, or possibly both at the same time, might have an advantage. … Read more

Revolutionary New Qubit Platform Could Transform Quantum Computing

An illustration of the qubit platform made of a single electron on solid neon. Researchers froze neon gas into a solid at very low temperatures, sprayed electrons from a light bulb onto the solid, and trapped a single electron there to create a qubit. Credit: Courtesy of Dafei Jin / Argonne National Laboratory The digital … Read more