Ex-Google quantum chief joins Simmons’ silicon startup

October 1st, 2020

Australian Manufacturing, Other, 30/09/2020
Google’s former top quantum scientist John Martinis, who helped the tech giant achieve quantum supremacy, has joined Australian startup Silicon Quantum Computing, lending significant validation for its approach to the technology. Professor Martinis has already travelled to Sydney, completed two weeks’ COVID quarantine and will start work on Wednesday with Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), a startup founded by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons, staying for at least the next six months. […] Earlier this month she was also appointed to the board of CSIRO for a five-year term.

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