The Quantum Observer

The Observer
An insider's view of the coming revolution in quantum computing.
Created 08 Sep 2021
  • 2021: A Year in Books
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    This post will be a little off-topic for this blog, but since it’s the end of the year, and this seems like a fun post to do. I finished 23 books in 2021, either in audio or text format, consciously d...
  • Why Not Entanglement?
    21 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Quantum twitter was taken by storm by an unusual paper, Entanglement between superconducting qubits and a tardigrade. What started as a bit of whimsical fun, quickly soured as some news outlets credul...
  • The (Quantum) Advantage of Conviction
    19 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    This post is, tangentially, about investing in quantum computing. It’s for informational purposes, I’m just some stranger on the internet thinking out loud for your entertainment, this is not investin...
  • Papers Roundup 11/05/2021
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    My pick for this week: Quantum Biotechnology Seeing this title, my first reaction was “Oh no”. BUT, this review turns out to be pretty dope. The first few sections are essentially about quantum sensin...
  • Quantum Salaries
    04 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Searching for a new job is objectively terrible. There are many asymmetries between yourself, a lone person, and the much larger organization into which you are applying. Definitely the worst is the s...
  • Papers Roundup: 10/30/2021
    30 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    In an attempt to keep better track of what I am reading and should read, I thought I’d throw down some links to papers of interest from the past few weeks. Benchmarking Application-Oriented Performanc...
  • Physicist++
    24 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    I found myself reading Dan Luu’s recent piece on Productivity and Velocity, and then re-read 95%-ile isn’t that good. This led me to wonder how I stack up in the world of professional physicists. Am I...
  • SPACgetti
    08 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Since we’re talking SPACs, what follows is not financial advice, for entertainment and informational purposes only, etc. Listen. I know. I promised myself the next post would be a nice deep dive into ...
  • S-1onQ; Riding the D-Wave
    06 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Disclosure: I have a modest long position in $IONQ. Also none of this is financial advice, etc etc. Why-onQ? The $DMYI ticker officially converted to $IONQ last Friday and immediately started dropping...
  • Cost of Gates Sold
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    (Quantum) Business Advantage John Preskill recently linked to an interesting article over at HPCwire. The article itself is a summary of a talk Bob Sorenson gave regarding the size and state of the QC...
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