Review: ColdQuanta’s Albert

Brian N. Siegelwax
3 min readJun 17, 2022

The recent announcement of Dr. Robert S. Sutor’s move from IBM to ColdQuanta has piqued my interest in the latter company. What does an industry VIP see that would have him pack his bags after 39 years? So, let’s start by taking a look at Albert, because it’s available via the cloud. Albert allows you to “remotely create and manipulate Bose-Einstein
Condensate (BEC)
.” The fifth state of matter (along with solid, liquid, gas, and plasma), a BEC is formed “when atoms are cooled to a few millionths of a degree above absolute zero [and] are forced to begin to clump together and condense into the lowest