Category: Quantum Computing

  • Quantum materials

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. What are Quantum materials? Quantum materials are materials that exhibit unusual physical properties that are related to quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superconductivity, magnetism, and topological insulators. Quantum materials are often characterized by their ability to conduct electricity with very low resistance (superconductors) or to exhibit…

  • Mathematical foundations for Quantum Computing

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. The mathematical foundations of quantum computing are based on the principles of quantum mechanics, which is a fundamental theory in physics that describes the behavior of matter and energy at the atomic and subatomic scale. Quantum mechanics is based on the principles of wave-particle duality…

  • Power of Computation in Quantum Computing

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. Quantum computers have the potential to perform certain types of computations much faster than classical computers. This is because quantum computers are based on the principles of quantum mechanics, which allow them to perform certain types of operations in parallel and to take advantage of…

  • Introduction to the term Quantum

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. The term “quantum” refers to the smallest unit of a physical quantity that can exist. It is derived from the Latin word “quantus,” which means “how much.” In classical physics, quantities such as position, momentum, and energy are continuous, which means that they can take…

  • Important terms in Quantum Mechanics

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. Here are some important terms in quantum mechanics: Wave function: In quantum mechanics, the wave function is a mathematical function that describes the probability of finding a particle or system at a given position and orientation. The wave function is represented by the Greek letter…

  • Angular momentum in Quantum Mechanics

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. In quantum mechanics, angular momentum is a physical property that describes the rotational motion of a particle or system. It is closely related to the concept of angular momentum in classical mechanics, but it has some important differences due to the principles of quantum mechanics.…

  • Basics of Photons

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. What is a Photon? A photon is a fundamental particle of light. It is the smallest unit of light that can exist, and it is the carrier of the electromagnetic force, which is one of the fundamental forces of nature. Photons have no mass, and…

  • OpenQASM

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. What in OpenQASM? OpenQASM (Open Quantum Assembly Language) is a quantum assembly language developed by IBM that is used to describe quantum circuits and algorithms. It is designed to be a low-level language that allows researchers and developers to specify quantum operations in a precise…

  • What is OpenQL Project

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. Introduction The OpenQL project is an open-source quantum programming framework, developed by QuTech and the Delft University of Technology. The goal of the OpenQL project is to provide a unified, easy-to-use platform for quantum programming, that allows researchers and developers to quickly and easily write…

  • Quantum Hardware

    Preface – This post is part of the Quantum Computing series. What is the Quantum Hardware? Quantum hardware refers to the physical devices and systems that are used to manipulate and control quantum systems. These can include everything from individual quantum bits (qubits), which are the basic building blocks of a quantum computer, to large-scale quantum…