Materials challenges and opportunities for quantum computing hardware

Combatting noise on the platform

The potential of quantum computers to solve problems that are intractable for classical computers has driven advances in hardware fabrication. In practice, the main challenge in realizing quantum computers is that general, many-particle quantum states are highly sensitive to noise, which inevitably causes errors in quantum algorithms. Some noise sources are inherent to the current materials platforms. de Leon et al. review some of the materials challenges for five platforms for quantum computers and propose directions for their solution.

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Structured Abstract


The past two decades have seen intense efforts aimed at building quantum computing hardware with the potential to solve problems that are intractable on classical computers. Several hardware platforms for quantum information processing (QIP) are under active development. To realize large-scale systems based on these technologies, we must achieve error rates much lower than have been demonstrated

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Top graduate management education trends for international students: report

Despite a pandemic on hand, students’ interest in graduate management education (GME) hasn’t waned, a new report shows. The Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) 2021 Prospective Students Survey Report has found that programmes in 2021 continue to grow among prospective students. This trend coincides with waning concerns about the impact of COVID-19.

The proportion of respondents reporting that they are extremely or very concerned about COVID-19 declined from 41 to 33{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec} over the survey period. Three in four (73{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) international candidates planning to pursue an MBA outside their country of citizenship are not changing their original plans despite the pandemic.

While there are variations in the levels of concern, most respondents continue to exhibit strong confidence in the value of a graduate business degree. Overall, four in five (84{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) candidates strongly agree or agree that a graduate business degree helps someone stand out at work. The report’s findings are

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AMU Military Degrees: Educating Those Who Serve

  • Learn the basics of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing.

  • Identify administrative roles, services, and opportunities, as you learn how to support management within different organizational environments.

  • Prepare for the professional world through general education and business fundamentals.

  • Gain the interpersonal and group communication skills required for success in all professions.

  • Combines solid foundational coursework with hands-on learning, and it complements certifications, such as Security+ and A+.

  • Acquire the basics of national or international security by studying terrorists’ weapons, motivations and vulnerabilities.

  • Learn the fundamentals of criminal justice theory, terrorism and law enforcement objectives and administration.

  • Supplement your culinary experience and training with knowledge and skill in foodservice management and operations.

  • Become proficient in functional coding and methods, analytics and analytical methods, and machine learning.

  • Explore healthy child development practices that are utilized in a variety of childcare and educational settings.

  • Explore the background and science behind explosives and the basics of

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    Press release: 2021 Jackie Robinson Day

    As has been tradition each season since 2004, MLB and Clubs will commemorate Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks throughout the league on Thursday, April 15th – the anniversary of Robinson’s historic MLB debut as he broke baseball’s color barrier – or Friday, April 16th. The extra day allows for teams not playing on a traditional “off-day” of the regular season to appropriately commemorate Jackie Robinson Day.

    Robinson will continue to be remembered for his inspiring and historic career, his courage and strength amid challenges he faced as he broke baseball’s color barrier, his actions as a social advocate and civil rights icon, and his continued impact on our sport and society. In addition to Club-specific activities in ballparks and virtually, including outreach to their communities, Jackie Robinson Day will be commemorated in the following visual and fan-engaging ways: 




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