IBM Quantum

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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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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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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2022 Update: Apply for a Summer 2021 IBM Quantum Internship

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.

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Hardware-aware approach for fault-tolerant quantum computation

Our article “Topological and subsystem codes on low-degree graphs with flag qubits” [1], 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.

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