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WIQ VI and OneQuantum Awards | December 7 @ Q2B (IN-PERSON EVENT)
A lot of people in #quantum #tech deserve a spotlight and we are excited to be able to shine it on 'Women in Quantum' this December 7th at #q2b QC Ware Corp.
Thanks to the support of QuEra Computing Inc. we will hold our first-ever 'OneQuantum Awards'.
We will recognize women in quantum across 4 categories (1) female entrepreneur (2) female scientist (3) female community builder and (4) female quantum builder presided over by Denise Ruffner.
20 nominees are now ready to receive your votes until December 1st so gather your family and friends, share this post with your network and support your personal #1 at:
...and join us in person in California to celebrate the winners and all nominees 🎉
TechWomen is an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Apply for the Google for Startups Accelerator:
A three-month accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups across the African continent.
The Ph.D. day is a chance for Ph.D. students and young researchers to present research to their peers as well as to more experienced researchers
Collaborate with OneQuantum Nepal on this project
Women Trafficking in Nepal - A Humanitarian Problem for a Quantum Computer?
Also making headlines…
IBM Unveils Breakthrough 127-Qubit Quantum Processor and you can watch the IBM Quantum Summit 2021 On Demand here
Quantum Cryptography and its Application Frontiers presented in French
CQT Colloquium - November 2021
Speaker: Ulrik Lund Andersen, Technical University of Denmark
Title: Optical quantum computing with continuous variables
QJam2021 is open to students, quantum enthusiasts, researchers, educators, teachers, artists, writers, designers, animators, software developers, game developers, programmers, and others.
Participating in QJam2021 is free, but registration (see below) is mandatory.
Contact: qjam2021 [at] qworld.net
What else we’re reading
“Using materials like silicon and germanium, Dr. Shockley and two other scientists had shown how to build the tiny transistors that would one day be used to store and move information in the form of an electrical signal. The question was how to connect them together to form a larger machine.
After using chemical compounds to etch the transistors into a sheet of silicon, Dr. Last and his colleagues could have cut each one from the sheet and connected them with individual wires, much like any other electrical device. But this was enormously difficult, inefficient, and expensive. At Fairchild Semiconductor, Dr. Last led a team of scientists who developed a fundamental technique that is still used to manufacture computer chips, providing the digital brains for billions upon billions of computers, tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches.”
In a way this puts perspective on the challenges being faced by the quantum computing industry today; reliable materials to build qubits on and finding efficient means to connect many qubits together to make big machines that deliver the required compute power desirable to enable potential applications. Dive in here for the full history of the microprocessor
#quantumiscoming #leavingno1behind #Africa #africatech