Issue #105, February 2019

   Burkard Interview
   German-Canadian MOU
   Quantum Factory
   Quanticor Security
   Falling Walls
   DWIH: The Video

Quantum Computing
Two of the most fascinating and mysterious principles in quantum mechanics are s uperposition and entanglement. Superposition refers to a subatomic particle in an undefined state; not spinning up or spinning down, for instance, but both at the same time. And entanglement is when two subatomic particles are so closely connected that if one undergoes a change--even if light years apart from its entangled partner--the other simultaneously changes.

Quantum mechanics were first discovered and described by German physicists Max Planck and Albert Einstein. While their theories still have some unanswered questions, they have already found practical applications in quantum computing.

Whereas classical computers transmit information through binary bits of 0's and 1's, quantum computers use quantum bits, or "qubits," which can be either 0, 1 or a superposition of the two at once. Moreover, encoded information can also be entangled. These functions render quantum computers faster and more powerful than classical computers.

A new wave of Germans is establishing a legacy in quantum computing. In this newsletter we check out German companies focusing on quantum simulations, cybersecurity and hardware. We talk to reps from a German university research group and a German-Canadian collaboration. In an interview with Dr. Guido Burkhard, we discuss his findings making quantum computing more stable and efficient.
©Guido Burkard

German-American Collaborative Research

Dr. Guido Burkard is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Konstanz. His research focuses on the physics of quantum computing, specifically on what physical systems can most efficiently store, process, and transmit quantum information.

In a conversation with us, he talks about the mysteries of quantum mechanics, German-American research collaborations and the newest applications of quantum computing.

Germany and Canada Sign Quantum Computing Agreement

A  memorandum signed by German and Canadian institutions established a German-Canadian network for quantum computing and data analytics.

©Silvia Reimann

Universities Collaborate on Quantum Computing Research

The new Cluster of Excellence "Matter and Light for Quantum Computing" (ML4Q) brings together the best researchers from four top institutions in western Germany to handle the multidisciplinary issue of quantum computing.
Chemical Simulations with Quantum Computers

In Karlsruhe HQS develops algorithms that allow for efficient simulations of chemical processes on both quantum and classical computers.

©David Pierce Brill
Germany's First Ion-Trapped Quantum Computer

Quantum Factory GmbH is a Munich-based tech startup using patent-pending key technology to develop Germany's first universally applicable ion-trapped quantum computer.

©Quanticor Security GmBH
Tackling Post-Quantum Cyberthreats

Darmstadt-based QuantiCor Security GmbH is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of quantum computer-resistant security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

©Falling Walls Foundation

Falling Walls Lab 2019

Calling young movers and shakers! On May 2, 2019, the DWIH will host New York's Falling Walls Lab, a chance for young researchers and entrepreneurs to share their innovative ideas or projects with both peers and a distinguished jury. 
Winners receive a free trip to Berlin to attend the Falling Walls Conference where they can pitch their ideas against those of global competitors. Help us spread the word!
©Nathalie Schueller
DWIH: The Video

Cruise on over to our website through the link below to watch a new, 1-minute video about the DWIH and what we do.