Exploring Quantum Computing with Qiskit

July 15, 2020 12:30 pm AST

Quantum computing is an emerging technology that has the potential to offer exponential speedups over traditional computing for certain classes of problems. After decades of pioneering research, access to small prototype quantum processors is now available to anyone, along with a growing set of tools to program them. The race is on to develop new algorithms that harness this completely new computing paradigm while contending with the noise that remains prevalent in these early-stage quantum devices.

This event will introduce basic ideas in quantum computing, survey the state of the art in building real quantum computers, and provide a hands-on introduction to the Qiskit programming language for building and running quantum algorithms.

Specific highlights will include the following:

  • Superposition and entanglement
  • Decoherence and other sources of error
  • Superconducting qubits and other realizations
  • Quantum circuits and compilers
  • Algorithms for noisy quantum computers

In order to participate in the hands-on portion of this event, please register in advance for an account on the IBM Quantum Experience at http://ibm.co/iqx.

Agenda (Easter Time):
12:30 pm: Event kick-off
12:45-2:00 pm: Webinar
2-2:15 pm – Final Q&A

Doug McClure is a Research Staff Member and Manager of Quantum System Deployment at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York. Since joining IBM in 2012, he has focused on several aspects of building quantum computers based on superconducting qubits: improving quantum measurements, qubit coherence times, and most recently the performance and reliability of large multi-qubit systems. He received his PhD in experimental physics from Harvard University, where under the guidance of Professor Charlie Marcus he studied the physics of fractional quantum Hall states with potential applications in topological quantum computing.