The Quantum Pontiff

Wanted: Quantum Loonies

Dude, can I get a Canadian aerospace company to win a United States federal contract and as a consequence have to fund my quantum computing research?

Dalhousie research is taking a quantum leap into next-generation computing.

The university has received $2 million from Lockheed Martin that will benefit the university’s basic scientific research in an area of quantum computing, physics and material sciences.

The money, to be spread over four years, is part of the company’s commitment to spend $242 million in Atlantic Canada as part of its industrial benefits obligation arising from the federal government’s contract with Lockheed Martin to buy 17 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.


  1. #1 Jonathan Vos Post
    May 20, 2008

    I, for one, welcome our new Lockheed Martin Skunkworks Quantum Computing Stealth Fighter Jet masters.

  2. #2 Ian Durham
    May 20, 2008

    Oh, hey, that’s convenient. Thanks to the CAT, that’s only about eight hours away from me (of course, Boston is closer, but I’d rather go to Halifax…)

  3. #3 Roman Werpachowski
    May 21, 2008

    Many physics conferences in Poland are co-sponsored by… US Air Force. Because Poland bought F-16s.

  4. #4 Ian Durham
    May 21, 2008

    Speaking of quantum loonies, anyone know what happened to the blogs nextquant and room408? When I try to go to them I’m redirected to my WordPress Dashboard. I wonder if they’ve stopped blogging.

  5. #5 gbs
    May 30, 2008

    very interesting

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