Quantum Computing

Quantum Starts Here

The remarkable work of women scientists and researchers at IBM Research

During the month of March, IBM Research put the spotlight on a number of women scientists and engineers, and asked them about their professional and personal motivations, journeys and experiences as women — and particularly, as women in STEM. They represent the breadth of career experiences at IBM Research, across disciplines, geographies, ethnicities, tenures and backgrounds, who share a passion for science and tech, as well as a commitment to help all women rise to meet their aspirations.

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IBM offers quantum industry’s first developer certification

IBM is excited to announce the world's first ever developer certification for programming a quantum computer.

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Celebrating Black talent at IBM Quantum

In recognition of Black History Month, we spoke with a few of our growing cohort of Black IBM Quantum team members working to build the future of quantum computing. The four featured here perform indispensable roles at each level of the quantum stack, from researching quantum algorithms and their potential applications to building a global quantum ecosystem. We hope you'll follow along and celebrate their accomplishments with us today and into the future.

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The IBM-HBCU Quantum Center grows rapidly in size and scope

The IBM-HBCU Quantum Center has announced a slate of new members for the Center, with 10 historically Black colleges and universities joining the Center’s 13 founding institutions.

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How to measure and reset a qubit in the middle of a circuit execution

IBM Quantum systems can now measure and reset a qubit in the middle of a circuit execution.

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Quantum circuits get a dynamic upgrade with the help of concurrent classical computation

Quantum phase estimation serves as a core building block of many other quantum algorithms due to its potential to provide exponential speedups.

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IBM physicist & APS Fellow Heike Riel: from furniture design to quantum computing

Heike Riel's recent appointment as an APS Fellow attests her leadership in science and technology. While many distinguished physicists are part of the APS, only a handful are elected to the fellowship — and even fewer still are female. So when Riel learned last fall that she had been selected, she was deeply touched. “It’s truly an honor and I am humbled to have received this recognition from one of the most highly respected organizations for professionals in physics,” she says. “I am very grateful for my colleagues as well as the teams and institutions that have supported me along the way.”

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Setting the bar for variational quantum algorithms using high-performance classical simulations

In the recently published Nature Physics research paper, we, along with our colleague Dr. David Gosset, associate professor at the University of Waterloo's Institute of Quantum Computing, show that certain properties of shallow quantum circuits on a two-dimensional grid of qubits can be simulated classically in time that grows only linearly with the number of qubits.

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IBM’s innovation: Topping the US patent list for 28 years running

A patent is evidence of an invention, protecting it through legal documentation, and importantly, published for all to read. The number of patents IBM produces each year – and in 2020, it was more than 9,130 US patents – demonstrates our continuous, never-ending commitment to research and innovation.

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IBM’s Dmitri Maslov joins IEEE’s 2021 class of Fellows 

IBM's Dr. Dmitri Maslov named IEEE Fellow for “quantum circuit synthesis and optimization, and compiling for quantum computers.”

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Goldman Sachs & IBM researchers estimate quantum advantage for derivative pricing

In a new preprint now on arXiv, “A Threshold for Quantum Advantage in Derivative Pricing”, our quantum research teams at IBM and Goldman Sachs provide the first detailed estimate of the quantum computing resources needed to achieve quantum advantage for derivative pricing – one of the most ubiquitous calculations in finance.

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The IBM Quantum Challenge Fall 2020 results are in

What does programming for the not-so-distant quantum future look like? From November 9 to 30, more than 3,300 people from 85 countries applied for the 2,000 seats of the IBM Quantum Challenge to find out. As our cloud-accessible quantum systems continue to advance in scale and capability with better processors of larger number of qubits, […]

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