This year’s IBM "5 in 5" predictions focus on accelerating the discovery of new materials to enable a more sustainable future. In line with the United Nation’s global call-to-action through its Sustainable Development Goals, IBM researchers are working to speed up the discovery of new materials that will address significant worldwide problems.
The new IBM-HBCU Quantum Center announced at this week at IBM’s Quantum Summit is a multi-year investment that will bring together researchers and students across a network of 13 HBCUs.
We are excited to announce our Summer 2021 internship opportunities. Our goal is to train the future scientists, engineers, and developers across the globe who will help advance the field of quantum computing — all with a mindset that it is our responsibility to find and support the best candidates from a diverse global community.
Our article “Topological and subsystem codes on low-degree graphs with flag qubits” , published in Physical Review X, takes a bottom-up approach to quantum error correcting codes that are adapted to a heavy-hexagon lattice – a topology we implement in our latest 65-qubit Hummingbird (r2) chip, available to IBM Q Network users in the Manhattan-named system.
IBM Quantum is a platinum sponsor of, and exhibitor at, the inaugural IEEE Quantum Week, a virtual event from October 12-16 that will help you learn about the industry, its opportunities, and where it is going. IEEE Quantum, an IEEE Future Directions Initiative on quantum computing, is bridging the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it.
Back in 2018, the National Quantum Initiative was signed into law, and today, the US Department of Energy announced millions in funding to support multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science Research Centers. We believe that these Centers closely align with our vision for the technological development of quantum computing here in the United States, both in the research that they carry out as well as the resulting national quantum ecosystem that they create.
The need for a future workforce with a robust set of quantum computing skills drives our support for Q2Work, the National Science Foundation-funded initiative led by the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago to provide quantum education, programs, tools, and curricula to K-12 students.
When we began our current line of investigation, the goal was to study the structural property of the Clifford group, describing a set of transformations that generate entanglement, play an important role in quantum computing error correction, and are used in (randomized) benchmarking. In a series of one-thing-leads-to-another findings, however, we ended up discovering a new mathematical proof of quantum advantage – the elusive threshold at which quantum computers outperform classical machines in certain use cases.
IBM Roundtable: Building a Quantum Workforce Requires Interdisciplinary Education and the Promise of Real Jobs
The ability to harness quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation obviously poses a number of difficulties. Add in the need to make these systems perform meaningful work, and you’ve raised the stakes considerably. Creating a pipeline of talented, well-trained academics and professionals who can meet those challenges was the subject of IBM’s July 28 virtual roundtable, “How to Build a Quantum Workforce.” Watch the replay, here.
IBM recently launched several initiatives to help inspire new students and begin building tomorrow’s quantum computing workforce. Our Quantum Educators program, in particular, provides professors and students with access to IBM quantum computers as well as the latest learning resources we’ve developed to help them get started programming and experimenting on quantum computers.
Perhaps more than any technology before it, quantum computing will create a deep disparity between first movers and fast followers. That was the assessment a panel of academics, entrepreneurs and quantum computing experts at the July 9 virtual roundtable, “The Future of Quantum Software Development.” Watch the replay, here.