Quantum Computing

Quantum Starts Here

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 engineer and scientist for our research in magnetoelectonics, spintronics and related fields. Instead, thanks to an amazing confluence of my IBM work and my outside […]

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A quantum experience at Maker Faire

Replay: A Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing Dr. Talia Gershon at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 ###This article was updated on May 31, 2017### 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 our […]

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You asked scientist Jessie Rosenberg anything about silicon photonics

Here’s what she said about flying qubits, wafer-scale photonic test systems, and more Silicon photonics uses light, versus electricity, to send signals from a microchip. IBM engineers use these pulses of light to increase the connectivity and bandwidth between datacenters for faster data transfer over longer distances. But silicon photonics isn’t just for datacenters. IBM […]

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Quantum Transport Goes Ballistic

Published today in the peer-reviewed journal Nano Letters, IBM scientists have shot an electron through an III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time. This achievement will form the basis for sophisticated quantum wire devices for future integrated circuits used in advanced powerful computational systems. IBM scientist and lead author on the paper Dr. Johannes […]

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Quantum Algorithm Classifies 9,500 Handwritten Numbers

While still in their infancy, as quantum computers edge closer to surpassing classical computers, a new discipline is emerging called quantum machine learning. Its goal is to apply quantum information processing to pattern recognition tasks such as classification, regression and clustering. By using quantum bits (qubits) instead of normal binary bits scientists expect to achieve results on highly complex […]

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First steps towards programming a quantum computer over the cloud

Since last year, scientists, students, and the quantum computing curious have been able to explore the world’s first and only cloud-enabled quantum computing platform, the IBM Quantum Experience. They’re running well-known canonical quantum algorithms, such as two-qubit Grover’s Search, and even trying their own experiments on our IBM Cloud-hosted five-qubit quantum processor. We designed the […]

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Students Live the Quantum Experience at IBM’s Swiss Lab

“The IBM Quantum Experience will make it easier for researchers and the scientific community to accelerate innovations in the quantum field, and help discover new applications for this technology,” said Arvind Krishna, senior vice president and director at IBM Research in May, when the company announced public access, via the cloud, to its 5 qubit processor. […]

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Building IBM’s inventions

When most visitors tour IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, an hour north of New York City, they are often shown the wall of Fellows, a portrait gallery of every IBM researcher who has earned the company’s highest technical rank, IBM Fellow, since the program started in 1963. But in another part […]

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Quantum Experiences: Q&A with Caltech’s Christine Corbett Moran

Dr. Christine Corbett Moran travels the world in search of challenging problems to solve. The National Science Foundation’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology earned a PhD in Zurich, taught mobile development and entrepreneurship in Manila, and now calls Antarctica home while conducting experiments on the South Pole Telescope. It’s […]

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Students try hand at cracking quantum code

This week I had the opportunity to return to the University of Waterloo, where I had been a visiting scholar while I was a PhD student at MIT, to participate in the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing program (USEQIP), a unique two-week workshop at the university’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). The program […]

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The IBM Quantum Experience gathers momentum

Less than a month ago we opened up our advanced quantum processor to the world at large, letting members of the scientific community and the general public register for access to a quantum computing platform they could use from any desktop or mobile device via the cloud. Since the launch of the IBM Quantum Experience, we […]

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