What I learned in my quantum computing experiment

You’ve heard the buzz about quantum computers outdoing their classical counterparts in computational speed. For example, Lov Grover, a computer scientist at Bell Labs, designed a quantum search algorithm called Grover’s Algorithm that achieves a quadratic increase in speed in database search. In other words, a process that would take 31 years to complete on […]

Taking a leap into quantum – Hello World with Q#

Back in December 2017, Microsoft announced a Quantum Development Kit which uses Q# (Q Sharp) as its language. It is designed to be used with Visual Studio 2017. I decided to install the development kit and have a go at the usual “Hello World” example. The development kit is explained as being capable of developing […]