quantum computing

Five years ago today, we put the first quantum computer on the cloud. Here’s how we did it.

Five years ago today, the team made history by launching the IBM Quantum Experience, putting the first quantum processor on the IBM Cloud so that anyone could run their own quantum computing experiments.

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The Qiskit Global Summer School is returning with a focus on Quantum Machine Learning

This year's Qiskit Global Summer School, from July 12-23, will feature two weeks of live lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions where students can apply what they've learned using Qiskit code using the new Qiskit machine learning application module.

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Celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Physics of Computation Conference

We're excited to once again host the QC40: Physics of Computation Conference with the MIT Endicott House in order to take a look back at the past 40 years of progress, review the state of the field today, and even look into the future to imagine where we'd like this field to go. We invite you to submit talks, watch panels, and engage with experts of quantum computing from then and now. We hope that, together, we can begin writing the next chapter of the history of quantum computing.

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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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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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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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