Quantum Computing

Quantum Starts Here

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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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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Rethinking quantum systems for faster, more efficient computation

As we looked closer at the kinds of jobs our systems execute, we noticed a richer structure of quantum-classical interactions including multiple domains of latency. These domains include real-time computation, where calculations must complete within the coherence time of the qubits, and near-time computation, which tolerates larger latency but which should be more generic. The constraints of these two domains are sufficiently different that they demand distinct solutions.

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The Open Science Prize: Solve for SWAP gates and graph states

We're excited to announce the IBM Quantum Awards: Open Science Prize, an award totaling $100,000 for any person or team who can devise an open source solution to two important challenges at the forefront of quantum computing based on superconducting qubits: reducing gate errors, and measuring graph state fidelity.

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Undergraduates: Apply to be a quantum intern with IBM and Princeton University

IBM and Princeton University are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2021 Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP) internship program.

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Continuing the journey to frictionless quantum software: Qiskit Chemistry module & Gradients framework

We’ve taken another important step on our path towards frictionless quantum computing: A new release of Qiskit with a completely overhauled Qiskit Chemistry module, as well as a brand new Qiskit Gradients framework. Both enhancements pave the way for quantum application software that serves the needs of domain experts and quantum algorithm researchers.

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The IBM Quantum Challenge: Programming for the not-so-distant quantum future

Apply for the IBM Quantum Challenge: Programming for the Not-So-Distant Quantum Future, a three-week quantum computing educational challenge starting on November 8 at 19:00 US EST / November 9 at 9:00 JST. Seats are limited to 2,000 so make sure to sign up early.

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IBM and The Coding School to offer free online quantum computing course for 5,000 students

IBM Quantum will sponsor 5,000 students to attend an eight-month intensive quantum computing course from The Coding School (and you could be one of them).

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Unlocking the Potential of Today’s Noisy Quantum Computers for OLED Applications

Scientists at Mitsubishi Chemical, a member of the IBM Quantum Hub at Keio University in Japan, reached out to our team about experimenting with new approaches to error mitigation and novel quantum algorithms to address these very challenges. In the new arXiv preprint, “Applications of Quantum Computing for Investigations of Electronic Transitions in Phenylsulfonyl-carbazole TADF Emitters,” we – along with collaborators at Keio University and JSR - describe quantum computations of the “excited states,” or high energy states, of industrial chemical compounds that could potentially be used in the fabrication of efficient organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices.

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IBM Quantum Summit 2020: Exploring the Promise of Quantum Computing for Industry

A recent panel discussion on “The Promise of Quantum for Industry” at the annual IBM Quantum Summit homed in on several business challenges that quantum computers are well-suited to tackle.

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