The object of the final project is to find a recent research article (past year or so) related to the course material, read it carefully, and write a brief (max 1-2 page, or as little as a couple paragraphs) summary of its results, including some indication of how accessible it was (notation, concepts, etc.) based on material covered during the semester. The object is to determine whether you can read and understand a topical research article at least at the 33-50% level, though it might have been incomprehensible at the start of the semester.

[According to the university guidelines:
*"A course that requires a culminating end-of-semester exercise and
does not offer a final examination must allow students at least until
the date appearing on the official examination schedule promulgated by
the Office of the University Registrar to complete submission of
materials associated with the culminating exercise."*
For this class, the
exam schedule says that the project due date will be
`<Wed,14-May-12 4:30PM>`

(though I can continue to receive them until 19 May).]

Sample arXiv searches (try them!): Cnot, qubit, GHZ, quantum comput*, teleportation, ... , turn up things such as the list below, but feel free especially to survey references therein, or any other resource.

I had planned plan to winnow a list of suggestions from the over 1000 from the past three years with comput* or qubit in title (again, have a look), on the basis of "newsworthiness", in this case meaning that most have received some descriptive link from news or blogspace (follow the "blog link" near the bottom of the right margin). But I found too many, and instead have just listed a very small representative sample that received large numbers of readers, and invite you to suggest more. The ones here are roughly classified according to overall area. Some of the more recent ones have also been mentioned in the latest annual Workshop on Quantum Information Processing (2014). There is another interesting set of references in the Quantum Algorithm Zoo. This list will not be meant to be either definitive or truly representative (and even some of the "classifications" may be wrong), just a sample — feel free to suggest other possibilities. It is nonetheless an informative part of this assignment to read as many of the abstracts linked below as you can, to get a flavor for the cutting research edge in this field.

**NMR and quantum annealing**

- Quantum Factorization of 143 on a Dipolar-Coupling NMR system
- 1304.4595 33321 Quantum annealing with more than one hundred qubits
- 1401.7087 12720 How "Quantum" is the D-Wave Machine?
- 1401.2910 14595 Defining and detecting quantum speedup
- Classical signature of quantum annealing
- Comment on: "Classical signature of quantum annealing"
- Entanglement in a quantum annealing processor
- Error corrected quantum annealing with hundreds of qubits
- Architectural considerations in the design of a superconducting quantum annealing processor

** Error Correction and Architecture**

- Surface code with decoherence: An analysis of three superconducting architectures
- Large Scale Modular Quantum Computer Architecture with Atomic Memory and Photonic Interconnects
- Realization of Three-Qubit Quantum Error Correction with Superconducting Circuits

**Quantum keys and teleportation**

- Quantum Energy Teleportation without Limit of Distance
- Quantum teleportation from a telecom-wavelength photon to a solid-state quantum memory
- Realization of Deterministic Quantum Teleportation with Solid State Qubits
- Quantum Teleportation of Dynamics and Effective Interactions Between Remote Systems
- Quantum Teleportation from a Propagating Photon to a Solid-State Spin Qubit
- Teleportation of entanglement over 143 km
- Reference frame independent quantum key distribution server with telecom tether for on-chip client

**Experimental realizations**

- Experimental realisation of Shor's quantum factoring algorithm using qubit recycling
- Logic gates at the surface code threshold: Superconducting qubits poised for fault-tolerant quantum computing
- Entanglement and Quantum Error Correction with Superconducting Qubits
- Observing single quantum trajectories of a superconducting qubit
- Coherent Josephson qubit suitable for scalable quantum integrated circuits
- Improved superconducting qubit coherence using titanium nitride
- Stabilizing entanglement autonomously between two superconducting qubits
- 1303.0614 35207 Bounding the speed of `spooky action at a distance'
- Testing Bell's Inequality with Cosmic Photons: Closing the Setting-Independence Loophole
- Experimental realization of quantum algorithm for solving linear systems of equations
- Self-assembling hybrid diamond-biological quantum devices
- Experimental bit commitment based on quantum communication and special relativity
- Observation of the Quantum Zeno Effect on a Single Solid State Spin
- Experimental Quantum Computing to Solve Systems of Linear Equations
- Dynamically protected cat-qubits: a new paradigm for universal quantum computation
- Tracking Photon Jumps with Repeated Quantum Non-Demolition Parity Measurements
- Process verification of two-qubit quantum gates by randomized benchmarking
- Coherent Josephson qubit suitable for scalable quantum integrated circuits
- Stabilizing entanglement autonomously between two superconducting qubits

**Theory and Algorithms**

- Optimal quantum searching to find a common element of two sets
- Why quantum computing is hard - and quantum cryptography is not provably secure
- Quantum support vector machine for big feature and big data classification
- Quantum algorithms for supervised and unsupervised machine learning
- Quantum Computation of Prime Number Functions
- Pretending to factor large numbers on a quantum computer
- Solving systems of linear equations on a quantum computer
- Quantum enigma machines
- Quantum Simulation
- Quantum principal component analysis
- Can quantum chemistry be performed on a small quantum computer?
- Flux-controlled quantum computation with Majorana fermions
- Protected gates for superconducting qubits
- Quantum Nearest-Neighbor Algorithms for Machine Learning
- Quantum 3-SAT is QMA1-complete
- Universal fault-tolerant quantum computation with only transversal gates and error correction
- Obstructions To Classically Simulating The Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm
- From transistor to trapped-ion computers for quantum chemistry
- A variational eigenvalue solver on a quantum processor
- Quantum Cloning Machines and the Applications
- Experimental verification of quantum computations

**Some Surveys** (more for general interest rather than for writing the descriptive report)

- Quantum Error Correction for Beginners
- Limitations to sharing entanglement (Pedagogical review article on monogamy and polygamy of entanglement)
- Tutorial: The trapped-ion qubit toolbox
- Surface codes: Towards practical large-scale quantum computation
- Bell nonlocality
- The device-independent outlook on quantum physics (lecture notes on the power of Bell's theorem)
- Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Experimental Concepts of Optomechanics
- Basic Concepts in Quantum Information
- Circuit QED - Lecture Notes
- Quantum information and randomness
- All you ever wanted to know about the quantum Zeno effect in 70 minutes
- Quantum Error Correction for Quantum Memories