quantum computing

Quantum circuits get a dynamic upgrade with the help of concurrent classical computation

Quantum phase estimation serves as a core building block of many other quantum algorithms due to its potential to provide exponential speedups.

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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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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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Goldman Sachs & IBM researchers estimate quantum advantage for derivative pricing

In a new preprint now on arXiv, “A Threshold for Quantum Advantage in Derivative Pricing”, our quantum research teams at IBM and Goldman Sachs provide the first detailed estimate of the quantum computing resources needed to achieve quantum advantage for derivative pricing – one of the most ubiquitous calculations in finance.

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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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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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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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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 5 in 5: Radically Accelerating the Process of Discovery will Enable Our Sustainable Future

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.

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HBCU Center Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Quantum Computing

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.

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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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