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December 2, 2021 56 min

In part 1 of the season finale, Emily talks about her two favorite subjects: quantum computing and cats. April and Emily discuss the basics of quantum computing, the challenges facing this field, and different quantum hardware. We explain topics like Schrodinger's Cat, superposition, entanglement, decoherence, NISQ, annealing. 


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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Isaac Chuang and Michael Nielsen


Quantum Annealing Explained - D-Wave Systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvfkXjzzYOo&list=PLPvKnT7dgEsvVQwGgrlUVXBa2J6PAW8a4&ab_channel=D-WaveSystems

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