List of My Papers on Quantum Computing

This is a list of all of my informal papers which relate in some way to quantum computing. It will be updated as I post additional papers.

If you simply want the briefest of introductions to quantum computing, check out my elevator pitch:

Here’s my suggested reading list for those attempting to get started in quantum computing:

  1. What Is Quantum Computing?
  2. What Is a Quantum Computer?
  3. What Is Quantum Information?
  4. What Is Quantum Information Science?
  5. What Are Quantum Effects and How Do They Enable Quantum Information Science?

I don’t have my own paper on getting started with hands-on quantum programming, but the IBM Qiskit Textbook is a decent tutorial after digesting at least an introductory level from my papers listed above:

For a sense of my own personal motivation and interest in quantum computing:

A good place to start on issues we face is:

Another interesting paper:

Or for something fairly light:

And if you want to get a handle on processing data with a quantum computer:

Wondering when we might finally see a viable quantum computer? Read:

Wondering when quantum computing will finally become mainstream? Read:

I have a preliminary stab at a “glossary” (more of a detailed, full “dictionary”) for quantum computing, with over 3,000 terms:

Much of my writing focuses on issues that we face in this emerging and rapidly evolving field.

Here is the full list, in reverse chronological order (most recent first):

  1. Why I’m Rapidly Losing Faith in the Prospects for Quantum Error Correction
  2. Key Developments in Quantum Computing to Watch for in 2023
  3. My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023
  4. Cheat Sheet for Quantum Computing Hype
  5. Notes on IBM’s September 14, 2022 Paper on the Future of Quantum Computing (with Superconducting Qubits)
  6. Preparing for the Next Stage of My Quantum Journey
  7. Elevator Pitch for Quantum Computing
  8. Initial Thoughts on Personas, Use Cases, and Access Patterns for Quantum Computing
  9. Thoughts on the 2022 IBM Quantum Roadmap Update
  10. What Is Quantum Computing?
  11. What Is a Quantum Computer?
  12. Risks of Premature Commercialization of Quantum Computing
  13. 48 Fully-connected Near-perfect Qubits As the Sweet Spot Goal for Near-term Quantum Computing
  14. Is Lack of Fine Granularity of Phase and Probability Amplitude the Fatal Achilles Heel Which Dooms Quantum Computing to Severely Limited Utility?
  15. Proposal for a Quantum Capabilities Label for Quantum Computers, Algorithms, and Applications
  16. Call for Intel to Focus on Components for Others to Easily Build Their Own Quantum Computers
  17. What Is Quantum Information?
  18. Need for an Association for Quantum Computing Machinery
  19. Speculative Preview of the IBM 433-qubit Osprey Quantum Computer
  20. Risk Is Rising for a Quantum Winter for Quantum Computing in Two to Three Years
  21. What Single Advance in Quantum Computing Is Most Needed in the Near Future?
  22. Quantum Computing Advances We Need to See Over the Coming 12 to 18 to 24 Months to Stay on Track
  23. Three Stages of Adoption for Quantum Computing: The ENIAC Moment, Configurable Packaged Quantum Solutions, and The FORTRAN Moment
  24. Configurable Packaged Quantum Solutions Are the Greatest Opportunity for Widespread Adoption of Quantum Computing
  25. What Is a Near-perfect Qubit?
  26. Preliminary Thoughts on the IBM 127-qubit Eagle Quantum Computer
  27. My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2021 and New Year 2022
  28. Prescription for Advancing Quantum Computing Much More Rapidly: Hold Off on Commercialization but Double Down on Pre-commercialization
  29. Model for Pre-commercialization Required Before Quantum Computing Is Ready for Commercialization
  30. Essential and Urgent Research Areas for Quantum Computing
  31. Beyond NISQ — Terms for Quantum Computers Based on Noisy, Near-perfect, and Fault-tolerant Qubits
  32. Fractional Quantum Advantage — Stepping Stones to Dramatic Quantum Advantage
  33. Where Are All of the 40-qubit Quantum Algorithms?
  34. Staged Model for Scaling of Quantum Algorithms
  35. Five Major Use Cases for a Classical Quantum Simulator
  36. Thoughts on the IBM Quantum Hardware Roadmap
  37. What Is Dramatic Quantum Advantage?
  38. Timeline of Early Classical Computers
  39. Nines of Qubit Fidelity
  40. Distance Scales for Interconnecting Quantum Computing Elements
  41. Preliminary Thoughts on Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing, Quantum Error Correction, and Logical Qubits
  42. My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021
  43. Beware of Quantum Algorithms Dependent on Fine Granularity of Phase
  44. Why Is IBM’s Notion of Quantum Volume Only Valid up to About 50 Qubits?
  45. Little Data With a Big Solution Space — the Sweet Spot for Quantum Computing
  46. My Journey into Quantum Computing
  47. When Will Quantum Computing Advance Beyond Mere Laboratory Curiosity?
  48. What Makes a Technology a Mere Laboratory Curiosity?
  49. Shots and Circuit Repetitions: Developing the Expectation Value for Results from a Quantum Computer
  50. My Interests in Quantum Computing: Its Capabilities, Limitations, and Issues
  51. What Are Quantum Effects and How Do They Enable Quantum Information Science?
  52. What Is the Quantum Advantage of Your Quantum Algorithm?
  53. What Is Algorithmic Complexity (or Computational Complexity) and Big-O Notation?
  54. What Is Quantum Information Science?
  55. References for Shor’s Algorithm for Cracking Strong Encryption Using a Quantum Computer
  56. Three Types of Quantum Algorithms and Quantum Applications
  57. What Can’t a Quantum Computer Compute?
  58. My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020
  59. What Should We Make of Google’s Claim of Quantum Supremacy?
  60. Proposed Moore’s Law for Quantum Computing
  61. What Is Quantum Algorithmic Breakout and When Will It Be Achieved?
  62. Future Topics for My Writing on Quantum Computing
  63. Nobel Physics Prize Lectures Related to Quantum Mechanics
  64. Fake Predictions for Quantum Computing
  65. What Is Quantum Advantage and What Is Quantum Supremacy?
  66. When Will Quantum Computing Be Ready to Move Beyond the Lunatic Fringe?
  67. What Is the Lunatic Fringe (of Technology)?
  68. Will Quantum Computing Fall into the Adatran Trap?
  69. When Will Quantum Computing Have Its FORTRAN Moment?
  70. What Applications Are Suitable for a Quantum Computer?
  71. When Will Quantum Computing Have Its ENIAC Moment?
  72. Lingering Obstacles to My Full and Deep Understanding of Quantum Computing
  73. Quantum Advantage Now: Generation of True Random Numbers
  74. Framework for Principles of Operation for a Quantum Computer
  75. Questions About Quantum Computing
  76. Ingredients for Shor’s Algorithm for Cracking Strong Encryption Using a Quantum Computer
  77. Some Preliminary Questions About Shor’s Algorithm for Cracking Strong Encryption Using a Quantum Computer
  78. What Is a Universal Quantum Computer?
  79. The Greatest Challenges for Quantum Computing Are Hardware and Algorithms
  80. Quantum Computing Glossary (introduction plus 6 parts)
  81. Criteria for Judging Progress of the Development of Quantum Computing
  82. What Knowledge Is Needed to Deeply Comprehend Quantum Computing?
  83. Knowledge Needed to Deeply Comprehend Digital Computing

The following paper lists all of the topics which I have so far identified for my future writing on quantum computing:

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