Why Australia shines as a centre for quantum computing
Computerworld Australia, Other, 10/12/2020, Samira Sarraf
The country is home to one of the highest concentrations of quantum research groups in the world, now joined by the Sydney Quantum Academy. Australia’s academic model has positioned the country favourably against others for investment in quantum computing from large vendors such as Microsoft and Intel. […] Its external advisory board includes Bill Bartee, managing partner at Main Sequence Ventures; David Bird, group leader quantum technologies for the Australian government; Hugh Durrant-Whyte, chief scientist and engineer for the New South Wales government; Cathy Foley, chief scientist at CSIRO and soon to be Australia’s chief scientist ; Jay Gambetta, an IBM fellow and vice-president for quantum computing at IBM; Hartmut Neven, head of quantum computing at Google; Jeremy O’Brien, chief executive officer at PsiQuantum; Simone Severini, director of quantum computing at Amazon Web Services; Vikram Sharma, CEO at Quintessence Labs; and Krysta Svore, general manager of quantum software at Microsoft.