Now Open: Get quantum ready with new scientific prizes for...


To encourage more teachers and students to take advantage of the Q experience and the IBM QISKit development platform, IBM Research is announcing today a number of prizes to encourage...

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January 14, 2018

Approximate quantum computing: from advantage to applications


Last week at our third Think Q conference at the Thomas J Watson Research Center, industry and academic leaders in quantum computing met to tackle questions about how to bridge...

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December 13, 2017

What’s in a qubit?


Over the last few months, we’ve shared some videos from members of our research team explaining key concepts in quantum computing. We told you about superposition, entanglement, and quantum algorithms....

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November 13, 2017

The future is quantum


Some of the most important technical advances of the 20th century were enabled by decades of fundamental scientific exploration, whose initial purpose was simply to extend human understanding. When Einstein...

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November 10, 2017

Quantum Computing: Breaking Through the 49 Qubit Simulation Barrier


At roughly 50 qubits, existing methods for calculating quantum amplitudes require either too much computation to be practical, or more memory than is available on any existing supercomputer, or both....

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October 17, 2017

How to measure a molecule’s energy using a quantum computer


Editor's note: This article is by Abhinav Kandala, Antonio Mezzacapo, and Kristan Temme, IBM Research Simulating molecules on quantum computers just got much easier with IBM’s superconducting quantum hardware. In...

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September 13, 2017

Quantum Computing: you know it’s cool, now find out how...


You have probably heard all the buzzwords people use when trying to explain quantum computing (superposition and entanglement ring a bell?). Fans of xkcd – “the webcomic of romance, sarcasm,...

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September 11, 2017

Increase your quantum IQ


IBM researcher Dr. Talia Gershon introduces three of a new series of videos on key quantum concepts aimed at informing IBM Q experience users and quantum enthusiasts, like her.

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July 31, 2017

A funny thing happened on my way to Maker Faire


Normally on Friday mornings, I’d be winding my way up a canyon in the hills south of San Jose to IBM Research – Almaden, where I work as an advisory...

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May 19, 2017

A quantum experience at Maker Faire


We are taking our new 16 qubit quantum processor on the road, to the Bay Area Maker Faire, from May 19-21. I’ll be there, along with 15-20 other IBMers from...

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May 18, 2017

Quantum’s advantage solves black box bit riddle


How IBM Q learns parity with noise Quantum theory met practice in the Nature Quantum Information paper, “Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning” when colleagues at IBM Research and...

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April 21, 2017