M07 Quantum Computing, intro to IBM Q and Qiskit

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Leon Stok, IBM, US (Contact Leon Stok)


Leon Stok, IBM, US (Contact Leon Stok)
SheshaShayee Raghunathan, IBM, IN (Contact SheshaShayee Raghunathan)
Robert Perricone, IBM, US (Contact Robert Perricone)

Though early in its development, quantum computing is now available on real hardware via the cloud through IBM Q. This radically new kind of computing holds open the possibility of solving some problems that are now and perhaps always will be intractable for "classical" computers.

In this talk we'll discuss the motivation for quantum computing and the types of problems to which it might be applied. We'll describe the basics of the technology and show where we are in the timeline toward reaching quantum advantage: the point where quantum computing shows demonstrable and significant advantage over classical computers and algorithms.

We'll continue by describing the no-charge IBM Q Experience where more than 90,000 people have used IBM's offerings to to learn and experiment with quantum computing.

We will give an hands-on introduction to Qiskit and show how to run several quantum programs on IBM Q and simulator systems.

Feel free to look at: https://qiskit.org beforehand.

Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on Qiskit experience.


13:30M07.1Tutorial and Conference Registration
14:00M07.2Tutorials start
15:30M07.3Coffee Break for Tutorials
18:00M07.4Tutorials end
18:00M07.5Welcome Reception & PhD Forum