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QISKit for quantum computation

Current quantum computation efforts are the result of a long history of scientific achievements. The initial formulation of quantum mechanics in the 1920s and 30s gave us a fundamentally new understanding of the natural world. By the 70s, it was understood that this paradigm shift can also have implications for the way we compute. This […]

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How to measure a molecule’s energy using a quantum computer

Editor’s note: This article is by Abhinav Kandala, Antonio Mezzacapo, and Kristan Temme, IBM Research Simulating molecules on quantum computers just got much easier with IBM’s superconducting quantum hardware. In a recent research article published in Nature, Hardware-efficient Variational Quantum Eigensolver for Small Molecules and Quantum Magnets, we implement a new quantum algorithm capable of […]

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A quantum experience at Maker Faire

Replay: A Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing Dr. Talia Gershon at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 ###This article was updated on May 31, 2017### We are taking our new 16 qubit quantum processor on the road, to the Bay Area Maker Faire, from May 19-21. I’ll be there, along with 15-20 other IBMers from our […]

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Quantum Algorithm Classifies 9,500 Handwritten Numbers

While still in their infancy, as quantum computers edge closer to surpassing classical computers, a new discipline is emerging called quantum machine learning. Its goal is to apply quantum information processing to pattern recognition tasks such as classification, regression and clustering. By using quantum bits (qubits) instead of normal binary bits scientists expect to achieve results on highly complex […]

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First steps towards programming a quantum computer over the cloud

Since last year, scientists, students, and the quantum computing curious have been able to explore the world’s first and only cloud-enabled quantum computing platform, the IBM Quantum Experience. They’re running well-known canonical quantum algorithms, such as two-qubit Grover’s Search, and even trying their own experiments on our IBM Cloud-hosted five-qubit quantum processor. We designed the […]

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Quantum Experiences: Q&A with Caltech’s Christine Corbett Moran

Dr. Christine Corbett Moran travels the world in search of challenging problems to solve. The National Science Foundation’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology earned a PhD in Zurich, taught mobile development and entrepreneurship in Manila, and now calls Antarctica home while conducting experiments on the South Pole Telescope. It’s […]

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The IBM Quantum Experience gathers momentum

Less than a month ago we opened up our advanced quantum processor to the world at large, letting members of the scientific community and the general public register for access to a quantum computing platform they could use from any desktop or mobile device via the cloud. Since the launch of the IBM Quantum Experience, we […]

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Quantum computing: It’s time to build a quantum community

Computation, or information processing, has become ubiquitous in our society. Everywhere you look it has an impact on our lives, from making everyday tasks such as communicating easier, to opening new avenues of exploration, and allowing us to solve problems we would never have dreamed possible. Computation, as is generally contained in your phone, or […]

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