Quantum Bayesian Networks

December 6, 2010

Wikileaks and the Quantum Space Race

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 10:18 am

The cable communications recently released by Wikileaks can be searched at cablesearch.org. I searched for the keyword “quantum” and got just one hit, for a communiqué sent from the American embassy in Beijing, on Feb. 2010. I saved it here. It alludes to the quantum teleportation work being done at USTC (University of Science and Technology of China) in Hefei, China. By coincidence, the USTC people recently published a paper in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA) (ArXiv version available here) about their teleportation work. An excellent report of their paper appeared in ArsTechnica:

Quantum teleportation finds a place in quantum computers
By Casey Johnston (ArsTechnica, December 1, 2010)

It looks like USTC is emerging as a serious contender in the race to build a QC. In my opinion, China is still substantially behind the USA in that race, but it appears that they are quickly catching up with us.

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