The Promise of Quantum Computation
Quantum computers are devices capable of storing and manipulating information stored as quantum states of matter. Small scale quantum processors have already been demonstrated by technology giants including Google, IBM and Intel, as well as by a new generation of hardware start-ups. Such devices offer an entirely new model of computation which can drastically outperform conventional computers for a number of applications.
Secure Computation and Communication
More Efficient Communication
The Algorithms Bottleneck
Finding Quantum Algorithms is Hard
With hardware on the way, the race is on to develop new applications for these systems. More than 240 leading researchers from academia and industry recently signed the Quantum Software Manifesto highlighting the need for investment in quantum software development. Unfortunately, there are significant barriers to developing useful quantum software.
Quantum mechanics defies our intuition, making it difficult to construct non-trivial algorithms.
Lack of Skilled Labour
Lack of Tools
Horizon Quantum Computing is developing a new generation of tools to simplify and expedite the process of developing quantum software applications, to dramatically increase the productivity of experienced quantum computing researchers and to open the development of quantum-enhanced applications to the larger community of software engineers through the use of abstraction to remove the need for prior quantum computing experience.
If you want to learn more about the tools we are developing, or are keen to join us on this journey, why not reach out.
Dr. Joe Fitzsimons
Chief Executive Officer
Joe received a BSc in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin and a DPhil from Oxford, where he went on to become a Merton College junior research fellow. Prior to founding Horizon, he led the Quantum Information and Theory group at Singapore University of Technology and Design and the Centre for Quantum Technologies. He has published at the highest levels in both theoretical computer science (FOCS, STOC, CCC, ITCS) and physics (Science, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X), and has been named as a National Research Foundation Fellow and to the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia list.
Dr. Si-Hui Tan
Chief Science Officer
Si-Hui has broad experience of quantum information science, having been an active researcher in the field for 15 years. She received a BSc in Physics from Caltech and a PhD from MIT. Prior to joining Horizon she has worked as a research scientist, initially at A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute, and subsequently at Singapore University of Technology and Design and the Centre for Quantum Technologies. She has published extensively in top physics journals including Physical Review Letters and Physical Review X, and at top information theory conferences such as ISIT.
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