Cambridge Quantum Computing (“CQC”) announced today that it has joined CERN openlab as part of a collaboration – called “QUATERNION project” – that will allow to explore the application of quantum technologies to particle physics. CQC is a world leader in the quantum market, which is unwaveringly committed to promoting world-class scientific research.
“We are delighted to collaborate with CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, on this innovative research project based on quantum computing,” said Ilyas Khan , founder and managing director of CQC. “CQC is committed to using the best scientific knowledge in the world to develop technologies adapted to the looming quantum era. Joining CERN openlab is a special project for any organization and we look forward to developing progress together, ”he added.
“Our unique public-private partnership aims to accelerate the development of advanced IT technologies for the benefit of our research community,” said Alberto Di Meglio , Director of CERN openlab. “Research in quantum computing is one of the most exciting areas of study today and we are pleased to welcome CQC and its top scientists to this collaboration.”
CERN researchers are carefully studying the potential of quantum computers. Their enhanced computational capabilities could help improve the analysis and classification of their large data sets, helping to push the boundaries of particle physics. In collaboration with the main hardware suppliers and users of quantum computing, CERN openlab has launched a number of projects in this area. With this in mind, the CERN openlab team will exploit all the advantages of t | ket⟩ ™, CQC’s exclusive quantum development platform.
t | ket⟩ ™ from CQC converts machine-independent quantum circuits into executable circuits, greatly reducing the number of operations required, while optimizing the physical arrangements of qubits. The agnostic nature of t | ket⟩ ™ architecture will help members of the CERN openlab project team to work on multiple platforms to achieve the best possible results, including on today’s noisy quantum hardware.
The QUATERNION project will also study the application of CQC’s four qubit quantum technology device, named Ironbridge ™ *, to CERN Monte Carlo data analysis methods. Such methods are not only an essential part of research in particle physics, but are also applicable to many other fields, such as financial and climate modeling. Monte Carlo methodsuse high-quality entropy sources to simulate and analyze complex data. Using CQC’s IronBridge ™ platform, the first independent quantum-certified cryptography device that works independently of equipment and is marketed, teams will study the effects of certified entropy for the first time. Monte Carlo simulations .
Source: Cambridge Quantum Computing