# 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:

*What Is Quantum Computing?**What Is a Quantum Computer?**What Is Quantum Information?**What Is Quantum Information Science?**What Are Quantum Effects and How Do They Enable Quantum Information Science?***What Applications Are Suitable for a Quantum Computer?**

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:

*When Will Quantum Computing Have Its FORTRAN Moment?**When Will Quantum Computing Be Ready to Move Beyond the Lunatic Fringe?*

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

(introduction plus 6 parts)*Quantum Computing Glossary*

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):

*My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024**My Top Open Questions in Quantum Computing**Classically-Inspired Quantum Algorithms Considered Harmful and the Need for Quantum-Native Algorithms**Enhancing DiVincenzo’s Criteria for Quantum Computing to Enable Post-NISQ Quantum Computing**Feynman’s Three Papers Related to Quantum Computing**My Journey Into Quantum Computing Has Given Me a Newfound Appreciation for the Incredible Intellectual Power of Classical Computing**Why I Continue to Lack Confidence That Quantum Computing Will Ever Be Able to Fulfill Most of the Grand Promises Made for It**Why I Can’t Be a Physicist**What Is a Practical Quantum Computer?**What Is a General-Purpose Quantum Computer?**Quantum Algorithm Designers, Application Developers, and Users Shouldn’t Need to Know Anything About Qubits**Neither Software Developers nor Users Need to Know about Bits**Other Than Generating Random Numbers and Greater Performance, There Isn’t Anything That a Quantum Computer Can Compute That a Classical Computer Can’t Compute**Stages, Milestones, and Tipping Points for Quantum Computing**NISQ Is Dead, a Dying Dead End, With No Prospects for a Brighter Future or Practical Quantum Computing**A Modest Proposal for Post-NISQ Quantum Computing Based on Near-perfect Qubits**Why I’m Rapidly Losing Faith in the Prospects for Quantum Error Correction**Key Developments in Quantum Computing to Watch for in 2023**My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023**Cheat Sheet for Quantum Computing Hype**Notes on IBM’s September 14, 2022 Paper on the Future of Quantum Computing (with Superconducting Qubits)**Preparing for the Next Stage of My Quantum Journey**Elevator Pitch for Quantum Computing**Initial Thoughts on Personas, Use Cases, and Access Patterns for Quantum Computing**Thoughts on the 2022 IBM Quantum Roadmap Update**What Is Quantum Computing?**What Is a Quantum Computer?**Risks of Premature Commercialization of Quantum Computing**48 Fully-connected Near-perfect Qubits As the Sweet Spot Goal for Near-term Quantum Computing**Is Lack of Fine Granularity of Phase and Probability Amplitude the Fatal Achilles Heel Which Dooms Quantum Computing to Severely Limited Utility?**Proposal for a Quantum Capabilities Label for Quantum Computers, Algorithms, and Applications**Call for Intel to Focus on Components for Others to Easily Build Their Own Quantum Computers**What Is Quantum Information?**Need for an Association for Quantum Computing Machinery**Speculative Preview of the IBM 433-qubit Osprey Quantum Computer**Risk Is Rising for a Quantum Winter for Quantum Computing in Two to Three Years**What Single Advance in Quantum Computing Is Most Needed in the Near Future?**Quantum Computing Advances We Need to See Over the Coming 12 to 18 to 24 Months to Stay on Track**Three Stages of Adoption for Quantum Computing: The ENIAC Moment, Configurable Packaged Quantum Solutions, and The FORTRAN Moment**Configurable Packaged Quantum Solutions Are the Greatest Opportunity for Widespread Adoption of Quantum Computing**What Is a Near-perfect Qubit?**Preliminary Thoughts on the IBM 127-qubit Eagle Quantum Computer**My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2021 and New Year 2022**Prescription for Advancing Quantum Computing Much More Rapidly: Hold Off on Commercialization but Double Down on Pre-commercialization**Model for Pre-commercialization Required Before Quantum Computing Is Ready for Commercialization**Essential and Urgent Research Areas for Quantum Computing**Beyond NISQ — Terms for Quantum Computers Based on Noisy, Near-perfect, and Fault-tolerant Qubits**Fractional Quantum Advantage — Stepping Stones to Dramatic Quantum Advantage**Where Are All of the 40-qubit Quantum Algorithms?**Staged Model for Scaling of Quantum Algorithms**Five Major Use Cases for a Classical Quantum Simulator**Thoughts on the IBM Quantum Hardware Roadmap**What Is Dramatic Quantum Advantage?**Timeline of Early Classical Computers**Nines of Qubit Fidelity**Distance Scales for Interconnecting Quantum Computing Elements**Preliminary Thoughts on Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing, Quantum Error Correction, and Logical Qubits**My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021**Beware of Quantum Algorithms Dependent on Fine Granularity of Phase**Why Is IBM’s Notion of Quantum Volume Only Valid up to About 50 Qubits?**Little Data With a Big Solution Space — the Sweet Spot for Quantum Computing**My Journey into Quantum Computing**When Will Quantum Computing Advance Beyond Mere Laboratory Curiosity?**What Makes a Technology a Mere Laboratory Curiosity?**Shots and Circuit Repetitions: Developing the Expectation Value for Results from a Quantum Computer**My Interests in Quantum Computing: Its Capabilities, Limitations, and Issues**What Are Quantum Effects and How Do They Enable Quantum Information Science?**What Is the Quantum Advantage of Your Quantum Algorithm?**What Is Algorithmic Complexity (or Computational Complexity) and Big-O Notation?**What Is Quantum Information Science?**References for Shor’s Algorithm for Cracking Strong Encryption Using a Quantum Computer**Three Types of Quantum Algorithms and Quantum Applications**What Can’t a Quantum Computer Compute?**My Quantum Computing Wish List for Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020**What Should We Make of Google’s Claim of Quantum Supremacy?**Proposed Moore’s Law for Quantum Computing**What Is Quantum Algorithmic Breakout and When Will It Be Achieved?**Future Topics for My Writing on Quantum Computing**Nobel Physics Prize Lectures Related to Quantum Mechanics**Fake Predictions for Quantum Computing**What Is Quantum Advantage and What Is Quantum Supremacy?**When Will Quantum Computing Be Ready to Move Beyond the Lunatic Fringe?**What Is the Lunatic Fringe (of Technology)?**Will Quantum Computing Fall into the Adatran Trap?**When Will Quantum Computing Have Its FORTRAN Moment?**What Applications Are Suitable for a Quantum Computer?**When Will Quantum Computing Have Its ENIAC Moment?**Lingering Obstacles to My Full and Deep Understanding of Quantum Computing**Quantum Advantage Now: Generation of True Random Numbers**Framework for Principles of Operation for a Quantum Computer**Questions About Quantum Computing**Ingredients for Shor’s Algorithm for Cracking Strong Encryption Using a Quantum Computer**Some Preliminary Questions About Shor’s Algorithm for Cracking Strong Encryption Using a Quantum Computer**What Is a Universal Quantum Computer?**The Greatest Challenges for Quantum Computing Are Hardware and Algorithms*(introduction plus 6 parts)*Quantum Computing Glossary**Criteria for Judging Progress of the Development of Quantum Computing**What Knowledge Is Needed to Deeply Comprehend Quantum Computing?**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: