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Quantum Computing community!
( more online events)

Hey students, parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, grandparents:

Do you know a bored, but curious, high school student?
Check out the Quantum Computing Academy for high schoolers. Details [HERE]
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Oct. 12-16, Denver (w/Fee)
(note: The past events (since May 18, 2020) are placed at the far bottom of this page)
Tue, Jul 07
Quantum Future Academy Workshop -- EUROPE
Thu., Jul. 02, 2020, 12:00am-Fri., Jul. 24, 2020, 11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Each European country will select 2-3 talented students who are motivated to study quantum technologies to participate in the Quantum Future Academy, a European wide, one-week school on quantum technologies that will take place in Berlin, in November 2020. Students selected to participate in this event will have all expenses covered (travel, accommodation and activities). QFA Aims Promote young European talents in quantum technologies (QT) Establish a strong Quantum Community in Europe Bring together students from natural sciences and engineering Training and insights in quantum technology, theory and practice! Strengthening networks of students, science, industry and start-ups Provide you with QT-related career perspectives and options Have fun together! The Quantum Future Academy Workshop, organized by ICFO, CSIC and the Universidad de Zaragoza, all members of the Spanish Network on Quantum Information and Technologies, is part of the selection process for the Spanish Delegation. The SELECTION PROCESS has two steps: a submission and an interview. The deadline for the submission is July 19th.https://qfa.ritce.hbar.es/application The interview will take place in July 24th via an open Zoom multiconference. More information: https://qfa.ritce.hbar.es/

Register[HERE] (Produced by ICFO, CSIC and the Universidad de Zaragoza, all members of the Spanish Network on Quantum Information and Technologies)
International Schools on the Frontiers of Light: Symposium on 'Emergent phenomena in Moire Materials' July 6-17, 2020
Mon., Jul. 06, 2020, 12:00am-Fri., Jul. 17, 2020, 11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Moire systems with 2D materials offer a novel platform for exploring a plethora of exotic phenomena. The emerging field of twistronics embodies a fundamentally new approach to engineering the electronic and optical properties of materials and devices. A tantalising example is the so-called magic angle rotation between sheets of graphene or semi-conducting 2D materials, which has shown superconducting phases similar to those of unconventional high-Tc materials. The wide tunability of Moiré systems offers many exciting new possibilities to explore. OVERVIEW This year the school is organized in partnership with researchers from MIT. Due the evolving COVID-19 situation, for the first time the ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light will be held online with sessions spread out over 2 weeks, and they’re are open to all interested attendees. The sessions gather leading experimentalists and theorists, and will cover the optics and electronics of twisted 2D materials: Twistronics, Correlated electron systems, Excitonics, Mott insulators, Polaritonics, Superconductivity, Magnetism, Topology, etc. ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light aim at giving talented young researchers and students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area and a taste of an international research environment. These schools incorporate a dynamic and social learning environment beyond participating in lectures. The online event will include seminars, round table discussions, hot topics sessions and poster session, where students will have the opportunity to interact and present their current research. The organizing faculty members are Dima Efetov, Frank Koppens, Adrian Bachtold, Maciej Lewenstein, Antoine Reserbat-Plantey, and Dr Robert Sewell and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero from MIT. Lecturers & Speakers: Eva Andrei (Rutgers) Leni Bascones (ICMM Madrid) Dimitri Basov (Columbia) Andrei Bernevig (Princeton) Rafael Fernandes (Minnesota) Paco Guinea (IMDEA Madrid) James Hone (Columbia) Atac Imamoglu (ETH Zurich) Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT) Jeanie Lau (Ohio State) Allan MacDonald (Texas) Xavier Marie (INSA Toulouse) Marco Polini (IIT Pisa) Lucile Savary (ENS Lyon) Jie Shan (Cornell) Senthil Todadri (MIT) Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard) Ali Yazdani (Princeton) Eli Zeldov (Weizmann) APPLICATION To register for the online school click HERE The registration will remain open until the end of the event, on July17, 2020 More information at frontiers.icfo.eu

Register[HERE] (Produced by ICFO, CSIC and the Universidad de Zaragoza, all members of the Spanish Network on Quantum Information and Technologies)
What makes Quantum Computers so SPECIAL?? (2nd of 2 Sessions)
Tue., Jul. 07, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This second session introduces the student to the current implementation of Quantum Computing and the resources and potential, practical applications of the technology. The student is introduced to the Qubit and the Bloch sphere and how the high-tech giants such as Microsoft, IBM and Google are involving and educating the sector. (Part one of this series is scheduled for July 2.)

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE]
Wed, Jul 08
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Jul. 08, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
OIDA Quantum Photonic Roadmap
Wed., Jul. 08, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
New Free OIDA Webinar—OIDA Quantum Photonic Roadmap OIDA completed a technology roadmap of quantum photonics earlier this year, to identify what is needed to commercialize quantum photonics technology. The target applications span quantum sensing to quantum communications and quantum computing. While it is early to identify detailed specifications for the wide array of potential applications, the roadmap characterizes the relevant landscape and lists optics and photonics needs that appear common across many of the emerging commercial opportunities. This webinar will present highlights from the roadmap, and provide some context to understand it, including an update on government funding of quantum research and other roadmap efforts worldwide. The webinar is intended for optics and photonics companies as well as academic researchers who are interested in moving quantum photonics from the lab to commercial use. There will be time for questions from live webinar attendees. OIDA Quantum Photonics Roadmap: Every Photon Counts was released to non-members on 1 June 2020, and is available here: OIDA Members: osa.org/industryreports Non-Members: osa.org/OIDARoadmap

Register[HERE] (Produced by OIDA)
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Wed., Jul. 08, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jul. 08, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
The Quantum Ecosystem through the Lens of the Largest Industry Data
Wed., Jul. 08, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Join Denise Ruffner and Andre Konig to learn about the quantum ecosystem - past, present and future - by exploring the largest dataset collected on this emerging and important industry. Explore where it all started, how it is evolving, and current trends. They will also talk about how these companies are funded as well as government initiatives around the world. And they will answer your questions about where they think the industry is going and what will happen next. Join them for an enjoyable and insightful discussion based on data and insights collected over the past four years.

Speaker: Andre Konig, CEO of Interference Advisors
Register[HERE]
Thu, Jul 09
The Quantum Value Webinar
Thu., Jul. 09, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
You can sign up here to our webinar https://bit.ly/sia-partners-quantum The Quantum Value Webinar by Sia Partners - July 9th, 2020 - FROM 3PM BST [British] About Us We make growth & innovation happen for the most ambitious companies in the world. Our Quantum Team works with both Technology Companies & Corporates across Financial Services, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, Pharma & Sustainability. Context Through crafting commercially valid businesses using early stage Quantum & Quantum Inspired Technologies, our teams of deep tech, commercialization & innovation doers have developed unique experience-based perspectives. Collaborating with corporates across sectors, we have built ventures that can create value today, given quantum’s reality Join us to learn about what’s real in the Quantum space and how you can create value in your industry today You can find an exclusive sneak peak here https://quantumtoday.glideapp.io/ Get in touch We would to glad to hear from you, if you have any questions / would like to collaborate. Please email either Karan Pinto (karan.pinto@sia-partners.com) / Vishal Shete (vishal.shete@sia-partners.com) / Charlie Curtis (charlie.curtis@sia-partners.com)

Register[HERE] (Produced by Sia Partners)
A New Measure: the quantum reform of the International System of Units
Thu., Jul. 09, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The metric system began with the French revolution, with the lofty ideal that measurements would be tied to the size of the earth, universally available to all. Soon, practical considerations required units of length and mass based on unique physical artifacts, a near-antithesis to universal availability. Now we are experiencing the greatest revolution in measurement since the French revolution, a revolution rooted in the atomic and quantum view of nature, again offering universal availability. The definitions of the kilogram, ampere, kelvin, and mole were all changed on 20 May 2019, and are now based on chosen and fixed values for Planck’s constant, the quantum of electric charge, Boltzmann’s constant, and Avogadro’s number. I will explain how this is possible, why it was necessary, and speculate about future changes in the SI. In this context I will also discuss the role of precision measurement in the history and future of quantum physics.

Speaker: william d. phillips, JQI, NIST and University of Maryland, College Park — Maryland — U.S.A.
Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Science Seminar See 'https://quantumscienceseminar.com/schedule/')
PQI2020 Week 4: Quantum Phenomena
Thu., Jul. 09, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Who: Yang Wang, Shiwei Zhang When: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:30pm Yang Wang, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, “Ab initio electronic structure calculation at the dawn of exascale computing” Shiwei Zhang, College of William and Mary, “TBD” The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

Speaker: Shiwei Zhang, College of William and Mary
Register[HERE] (Produced by Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI))
A Tour Through the Quantum Ecosystem
Thu., Jul. 09, 2020, 5:00pm-6:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
There are hundreds of organizations worldwide that are working on different aspects of quantum technology. These include commercial companies working on hardware, software, and applications as well as researchers at universities, government laboratories, and non-profits working on new developments. In order for quantum computing to become successful, many different organizations will need to work together to create a solution that provides quantum advantage and solves a real-world problem better than can be achieved with classical computing. No one company can do it alone. In his talk, Doug will describe the various organizations working on quantum technology and describe how they work together to provide a complete solution. He will discuss the various partner programs that have been formed and describe the roles of the various players and how they fit into the overall picture. Doug Finke Bio: Doug Finke has been involved in the computer, semiconductor, and storage industry for over 30 years at companies including IBM, Intel, Corning, Western Digital, and several startups and has witnessed and helped drive the birth and growth of many new technologies during this period. He has most recently become fascinated with quantum computing and believes that many of the new technology growth patterns he has seen within the computer industry will reoccur as the quantum computing field evolves. He started the Quantum Computing Report so he could apply his wide breadth of experience to help accelerate the proliferation of quantum computing to the general marketplace. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Quantum Computing. Doug holds degrees in computer engineering and management from the University of Illinois and MIT respectively and can be reached at dfinke@quantumcomputingreport.com.

Speaker: Doug Finke, quantumcomputingreport.com
Register[HERE] (Produced by Kitchener-Waterloo Quantum Technologies Enthusiasts)
Fri, Jul 10
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jul. 10, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Coherence Time w/Dr. Chris Granade
Fri., Jul. 10, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Come hangout with Christopher Granade and me on #CoherenceTime today at 3pm PDT and chat about #QuantumComputing, #Qsharp, and #QuantumForBlackLives

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Friday 3pm (PDT))
Sat, Jul 11
From Quantum Particle to Covid-19 particle.. A View from Blue Sky research
Sat., Jul. 11, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Webinar: From Quantum Particle to Covid-19 particle.. A View from Blue Sky research Speaker: Archana Sharma Sr Scientist CERN Lab Geneva Area, Switzerland Zoom link will be provided - one hour before the Webinar event

Speaker: Archana Sharma, Sr Scientist CERN Lab, Geneva Area, Switzerland
Register[HERE] (Produced by Zen4Quantum)
Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jul. 11, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Sun, Jul 12
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Jul. 12, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
Register[HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung)
Mon, Jul 13
Learn about Quantum Error Correction and Fault Tolerance: Series of four lectures
Mon., Jul. 13, 2020, 8:30am-10:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This summer 2020, YQI Member and Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics Steve Girvin will give a series of lecture on quantum topics. These lectures will give people new to the field the bases they need to continue their education. Time of the lecture was unknown at the time of posting. Check the website for updates. Contact Becky McDuffee E-Mail: mcduffbe@illinois.edu

Speaker: Steve Girvin, Yale Quantum Institute
Register[HERE] (Produced by Illinois Physics -- Grainger College of Engineering)
Patenting in the Quantum Information Technology Realm: Winners, Losers, and Companies to Keep an Eye On
Mon., Jul. 13, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The popular press spends a significant amount of time talking about D-Wave, Google, and IBM in the development of quantum computing devices. However, there is a vibrant ecosystem of new companies that are making significant advances in the area. It is also essential to recognize that while the computing devices get much of the attention, the applications for the machines are also likely to have a big part in how the quantum future is going to unfold. In this presentation, Tony Trippe will share some observations from the Quantum Information Technology (QIT) landscape report. This work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Wired, MIT Technology Review, CNN, and The Washington Post.

Speaker: Anthony Trippe, Managing Director, Patinformatics, LLC
Register[HERE]
Tue, Jul 14
Current Issues in US Quantum Policy
Tue., Jul. 14, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Mr. Stimers focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to the quantum industry and other emerging technologies. He founded the Quantum Industry Coalition, a group of quantum computing, communications, and cryptography companies working to advance U.S. leadership in the field. He advises a wide range of companies and industry associations in pursuing legislation and representing their interests before Congress and federal agencies. Mr. Stimers works with software companies and industry associations to ensure data and network security without restricting technological development. He has helped manage industry-wide efforts to prevent technology mandates while improving security. He has also assisted companies in developing privacy policies that protect consumers’ personal information while enabling new products and services. He was actively involved in matters relating to Internet governance during the recent transition of DNS authority. Mr. Stimers was listed among the “40 Under 40: K Street’s New Generation of Lobbyists” by The Washingtonian. Most recently, Mr. Stimers was nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2015 under “Government: Government Relations (Up and Coming).”

Speaker: R. Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates, LLP
Register[HERE]
Wed, Jul 15
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Jul. 15, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Jul. 15, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Wed., Jul. 15, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jul. 15, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Thu, Jul 16
Quantum computing over the rainbow: the quantum optical frequency comb as a platform for measurement-based universal quantum computing
Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

Speaker: olivier pfister, University of Virginia. Charlottesville — Virginia — U.S.A.
Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Science Seminar See 'https://quantumscienceseminar.com/schedule/')
Azure Quantum Developer Workshop
Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 12:00pm-6:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This event is designed to help developers become quantum-ready and use the Azure Quantum service, including quantum hardware, software, and solutions, as it becomes broadly available. By attending this event, you can expect to gain a holistic understanding of the Microsoft Quantum developer ecosystem and the tools and resources available to kick start your journey to developing quantum apps. This workshop will cover a variety of topics including introductions to the principles of quantum computing and quantum-inspired optimization, overviews of Q# and the QDK, and a virtual lab focused on creating quantum algorithms.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Microsoft)
Quantum Stammtisch #2 (Online event)
Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 1:00pm-1:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Our first Quantum Stammtisch (informal chat) was fun with a dozen or so participants coming and going, including some visitors from the US. Next one planned for mid July. Looking forward to discussing. Login details will be available here nearer the time. ______________________ Quantum London's trying something new. Feel free to join in the experiment. Going back to out 2019 roots we're going to try a virtual chat around all the things we don't understand and need expert insight on. To keep things sane we're going to only have a few of us speaking and the rest listening and posing thoughts via chat messages. Let's see how it works - could be absolutely great, or total chaos.... We'll confirm the themes on the night to retain some structure, and no rules aside from the need to bring insight or inquiry and a bit of humour and mischief. We'll be recording, so let's try and keep it PG-13. (*Stammtisch: A Stammtisch (German for "regulars' table", [ˈʃtamtɪʃ]) is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large, often round table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together. Source: Wikipedia)

Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum London - defining the business value of Quantum)
PQI2020 Week 5: Quantum Materials
Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Who: Jimmy Zhu, Xiaodong Xu, Paul Ohodnicki When: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 3:30pm Jimmy Zhu, CMU, “Field Free Spin Hall Switching of Perpendicular MTJs” Xiaodong Xu, University of Washington, “2D Magnets and Heterostructures” Paul Ohodnicki, Pitt, “Emerging Energy Infrastructure Sensing Technologies and Opportunities for Quantum” The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

Speaker: Paul Ohodnicki, Pitt
Register[HERE] (Produced by Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI))
Toward a "Quantum Internet"
Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 5:00pm-6:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Abstract: Quantum computing is by far the most recognised of future quantum technologies, and the one receiving the most attention in the popular press. Quantum communication is another, just as exciting, also with major economic and technological implications. This is especially the case in the post-quantum computing world, whereby quantum computers are already at our disposal, from which the obvious question arises “what happens when I link them all together? After all, most classical computers today (i.e smartphones) would be bricks if they weren’t”. I talk about the implications of quantum communication, with the long-term view of working towards a ‘quantum internet’, that achieves in the quantum era what the internet achieved for the classical one. Bio: Dr Peter Rohde is an ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, within the Centre for Quantum Software & Information. He is an adrenaline junkie, crypto-anarchist, political activist, and TEDx speaker. He cares far more about pursuing solo mountaineering than increasing his H-index (“I pity those who chase citations. They are the meek.” - Something Jesus would have said). www.peterrohde.org.

Speaker: Dr Peter Rohde, ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Kitchener-Waterloo Quantum Technologies Enthusiasts)
Quantum Consciousness w/Eamonn Darcy
Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This presentation examines the various interpretations of quantum mechanics underlying the tenets of quantum computation. In quantum computing, we recognise that measuring the Qubit will reduce it to a ‘one’ or a ‘zero’ with equal probability but why is this so? How does the wave function collapse? There is a school of thought and gigabytes of supporting experimental data (Re Prof Dean Radin Institute of Noetic Sciences) that supports the claim that ‘consciousness’ is collapsing the wave function. The Radin experiments include comparisons between transcendental meditators and ordinary people in attempting to ‘collapse’ the wave function. Comparisons are also documented between human thought and Linux simulations over the internet with fascinating results!! If this is true then the whole subject of Micro Psychokenesis -the projection of thought onto an external object- needs to be revisited scientifically.

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE]
Fri, Jul 17
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jul. 17, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Sat, Jul 18
Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jul. 18, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Sun, Jul 19
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Jul. 19, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
Register[HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung)
Mon, Jul 20
Qiskit Global Summer School
Mon., Jul. 20, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
July 20 -31 ONLINE A two-week intensive summer school to empower the next generation of quantum developers. About this Event The Qiskit Global Summer School is a two-week event to empower the next generation of quantum developers with the knowledge to explore quantum applications on their own. It is a one-of-a-kind sequence that takes students from beginner level to understanding superconducting device physics and solving quantum chemistry problems on a quantum computer. No quantum mechanics or linear algebra prerequisites assumed! The Qiskit Global Summer School will take place from July 20 to July 31, 2020. After you register, the IBM Quantum team will review the list of applicants and send out invitations. We will record the sessions and may make these recordings available in the future. We are incredibly excited to make this educational opportunity open to a broad audience. The lectures of the Qiskit Global Summer School will be thorough, and our team of quantum computing experts with extensive teaching experience will cover all steps of the calculations. Through education and open science, we aim to build and shape a diverse, equitable, and inclusive quantum workforce. We invite you to join us on this journey. SEE: https://qiskit.org/events/summer-school/

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Semicon West (20-23 July)
Mon., Jul. 20, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This event is expected to have some quantum talks -- check their schedule for specifics

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Quantum Computing Algorithms
Mon., Jul. 20, 2020, 12:15pm-2:50pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum Computing Algorithms About this Event Schedule: 19:15 - Opening 19:20 - Dr. Ross Duncan - Compilation for NISQ machines 20:10 - Prof. Wim van Dam - Comparing Quantum Optimization Algorithms using Ordinal Utility 21:00 - Dr. Pooya Ronagh - Optimal control, from classical to quantum 21:50 - Closing event Dr. Ross Duncan- Ross Duncan is the head of Quantum Software at Cambridge Quantum Computing Ltd and a permanent Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. He obtained his Doctorate from Oxford University in 2006 for his thesis “Types for Quantum Computation”. Since then he has held positions as an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Chargé de Recherche at the Univeristé Libre de Bruxelles, and Lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde. His research focusses on the foundations of quantum computing and in particular on the use of category theory and diagrammatic calculi to better understand the structure of quantum states and programs; he is the co-inventor (with Bob Coecke) of the ZX-calculus and has applied this to reason about quantum circuits, measurement-based quantum computation, and quantum error correcting codes. Since joining CQC in 2018 he has focussed on the development of t|ket>, a platform independent optimising compiler and software development framework for near-term quantum computers. Pof. Wim van Dam (QC Ware / UC Santa Barbara) - Wim van Dam is Head Quantum Algorithms (USA) at QC Ware. Dr. van Dam is on leave from UC Santa Barbara where he is a professor at the department of computer science and the department of physics. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oxford, UK in 2000, and in 2002 he earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. van Dam's research focuses on the theory of quantum computation and quantum communication. His main interest is in the development of new quantum algorithms that give an exponential speed-up when compared with traditional, classical algorithms. He was a postdoc at UC Berkeley, HP Labs Palo Alto, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, and at MIT. Dr. Pooya Ronagh - Pooya directs an R&D lab in 1QB Information Technologies (1QBit) that investigates scalable and applicable quantum computing. Pooya holds BScs in Theoretical Computer Science and Pure Mathematics. He then received his MSc and PhD in Mathematics after studying at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of British Columbia. In his PhD thesis, under the supervision of Kai Behrend, Pooya developed a novel approach to counting quantum invariants of the warped algebro-geometric spaces which describe the spectra of certain supersymmetric string theories. He then pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo where, under the mentorship of Raymond Laflamme and Roger Melko, he studied quantum information processing and various computational aspects of quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computing, and quantum control. Pooya is a Scientific Lead at the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Lab and continues his academic efforts at the University of Waterloo as a Research Assistant Professor in the following years.

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TBD
Mon., Jul. 20, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
TBD

Speaker: Marek Perkowski, PSU
Register[HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group)
Tue, Jul 21
Semicon West (20-23 July)
Tue., Jul. 21, 2020, 9:00am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This event is expected to have some quantum talks -- check their schedule for specifics

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It's Time We Have 'Our Talk' About the D-Wave!
Tue., Jul. 21, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 100 -- Event is for the "Quantum Explorer"; Abstract: D-Wave is a quantum computer that is--perhaps--the least understood quantum computing device by the 'grassroots' quantum-learner community. This event will feature a primer on the DWave and will escort attendees through the basics concepts through to solving a problem on the DWave. Here, we will get away from the mystery and see how it really works. You will not be an expert after this event, but you'll have enough understanding and guidance herein, to be able to mumble to yourself....'I got this!'

Speaker: Alex Khan, Chief Product Officer, Chicago Quantum
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Wed, Jul 22
Semicon West (20-23 July)
Wed., Jul. 22, 2020, 8:00am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This event is expected to have some quantum talks -- check their schedule for specifics

Register[HERE] (Produced by Semicon West)
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Wed., Jul. 22, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jul. 22, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Quantum parallelism in quantum algorithms
Wed., Jul. 22, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
One of the key ideas behind the anticipated power of quantum computers is quantum parallelism. It's the idea that if we feed a quantum superposition as an input to a function, we get a superposition state of different output. In this talk, I will discuss quantum parallelism in simple quantum algorithms and its nuances, after introducing the necessary physics. Bio Tamer is a physicist with a background in both industry and academia. He studied X-ray observations of galaxies for his doctoral thesis at MIT, before joining Hewlett Packard in a consulting role in enterprise software. He then returned to physics, taking an assistant professor position at the Zewail City for Science and Technology, in Egypt. He has turned his focus now to quantum computing where he aims to take his career.

Speaker: Dr Tamer Elkholy, Assistant Professor, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt
Register[HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup)
Thu, Jul 23
Semicon West (20-23 July)
Thu., Jul. 23, 2020, 8:00am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This event is expected to have some quantum talks -- check their schedule for specifics

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QKD on Cubesats Space Nanosatellites
Thu., Jul. 23, 2020, 2:30pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 200 -- Event is for the "Quantum Climber" Nanosatellites are cube-shaped space satellites approximately four inches long and have a volume of about one quart and weigh about 3 pounds. SEE: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cubesats/overview BIO: “Sonali works jointly with University of Strathclyde and the space company Craft Prospect Ltd as a Space Quantum Technologies Developer and Researcher to develop and onboard early stage quantum technologies onto satellites. Currently she is part of the technical team in charge of the Quantum Key Distribution payload for the ROKS mission. Her current research spans the fundamentals of quantum theory, quantum information and quantum cryptography applicable to the space domain. Sonali did her PhD from the University of Sussex in Quantum Gravity. She has a double masters in theoretical physics from Perimeter Institute in Quantum Gravity and IISER-Kolkata, India. She has interdisciplinary experience working on optics, AI and neural networks. Apart from that she is a polymath - a science writer, a public speaker who delivers talks on various international platforms, an equality and diversity strategist and the founder the queer/feminist magazine, Carved Voices. Her first poetry collection Leaking Ink was published in 2016 and she is currently writing two more books.”

Speaker: Dr Sonali Mohapatra, Space Quantum Applications Developer | Craft Prospect Ltd
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Translating high-level quantum control statements into CCX commands
Thu., Jul. 23, 2020, 7:15pm-8:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
I will be discussing translating high level control statements into a sequence of CCX commands, eg.: IF( q0, q1 q2 ){ X(q3) } CCX q0 q1 anc1 CCX q2 anc1 q3 CCX q0 q1 anc1 This topic is very general and can be applied in any quantum computing for any business. I am **not** going to explain what is a qubit, what is a quantum gate, assuming that my audience will be familiar with that.

Speaker: Lukasz Czerwinski, BEIT, Inc., Engineer (See https://www.beit.tech/)
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Fri, Jul 24
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jul. 24, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Sat, Jul 25
Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jul. 25, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Sun, Jul 26
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Jul. 26, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
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Wed, Jul 29
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Jul. 29, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Jul. 29, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Wed., Jul. 29, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jul. 29, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Fri, Jul 31
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jul. 31, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Tue, Aug 04
Zapata TBD
Tue., Aug. 04, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Abstract: TBD Bio: Christopher Savoie: Christopher Savoie is the CEO of Zapata Computing, a Harvard spinout quantum computing software and algorithm company funded by The Engine, the venture firm founded by MIT to invest in tough tech. Dr. Savoie is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry and computer science and his research and business interests over the years have focused on the intersection of machine learning, biology, and chemistry. Dr. Savoie is the original inventor of AAOSA, the A.I.-based natural language interface technology that was used to develop Apple’s Siri. Dr. Savoie has led big data analytics efforts at Nissan and has previously founded and served as CEO of technology companies that have been acquired or exited via IPO. Dr. Savoie is also a licensed attorney and serves as the current Vice-Chairman of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association. Savoie is a published legal expert on liability issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Information Security and Data Privacy and has lectured and taught continuing legal education courses on these subjects. Yudong Cao: Yudong Cao is the CTO of Zapata Computing - a Harvard spinout quantum computing software and algorithm company funded by The Engine, the venture firm founded by MIT to invest in tough tech. Dr. Cao has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. From 2016-2018 he held the position as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University working closely with Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik, a world leader in quantum simulation for chemistry and materials and co-founder of Zapata Computing. The main focus of Dr. Cao's work at Harvard was on developing and deploying algorithms for noisy intermediate-scale quantum devices. This work has served as the foundation for the applications and solutions Zapata can offer their enterprise clients today.

Speaker: Dr. Yudong Cao, CTO of Zapata Computing
Register[HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup)
Mon, Aug 10
QCrypto 2020 Aug 10-14, 2020 virtual conference (DAY 1 of 5)
Mon., Aug. 10, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
What is QCrypt 2020? QCrypto 2020 is the 10th edition of the yearly international scientific conference presenting last year’s top results in quantum cryptography.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Tue, Aug 11
QCrypto 2020 Aug 10-14, 2020 virtual conference (DAY 2 of 5)
Tue., Aug. 11, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
What is QCrypt 2020? QCrypto 2020 is the 10th edition of the yearly international scientific conference presenting last year’s top results in quantum cryptography.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Wed, Aug 12
QCrypto 2020 Aug 10-14, 2020 virtual conference (DAY 3 of 5)
Wed., Aug. 12, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
What is QCrypt 2020? QCrypto 2020 is the 10th edition of the yearly international scientific conference presenting last year’s top results in quantum cryptography.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Aug. 12, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
Thu, Aug 13
QCrypto 2020 Aug 10-14, 2020 virtual conference (DAY 4 of 5)
Thu., Aug. 13, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
What is QCrypt 2020? QCrypto 2020 is the 10th edition of the yearly international scientific conference presenting last year’s top results in quantum cryptography.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Fri, Aug 14
QCrypto 2020 Aug 10-14, 2020 virtual conference (DAY 5 of 5)
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
What is QCrypt 2020? QCrypto 2020 is the 10th edition of the yearly international scientific conference presenting last year’s top results in quantum cryptography.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Wed, Aug 19
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Aug. 19, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
Thu, Aug 20
Implementing qRAM in Q#: A case study in community driven quantum development
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Abstract: Memory for quantum computers is important to several applications like machine learning but faces many challenges when it comes to hardware implementations. There are a variety of theoretical proposals for how to implement memory, but each approach has tradeoffs. In this talk, I will highlight a new library for Q# which implements a variety of qRAM proposals and allows for characterization of the resources needed for each approach. I'll show how this project was developed in the open with members of the Q# community, as well as how we adapted our workflow and tools to best support remote work. I will also demo how we use software development best practices to test, package, and distribute the qRAM library, so that it's easy for researchers to make use of. Bio: Dr. Sarah Kaiser has spent much of her career developing new quantum hardware in the lab, from satellites to hacking quantum cryptography hardware. Communicating what is so exciting about quantum is her passion, and she loves finding new demos and tools to help enable the quantum open source community to grow. When not at the keyboard she loves kayaking, laser cutting everything (safe), and writing books about engineering for kids.

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Kaiser, Microsoft MVP, Researcher in experimental quantum physics
Register[HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup)
Wed, Aug 26
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Aug. 26, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
Wed, Sep 02
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Sep. 02, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
Mon, Sep 07
SMBQ 2020 -- Summer School on Machine Learning and Big Data with Quantum Computing [Day 1]
Mon., Sep. 07, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
FREE Event is 7-8 September 2020

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Tue, Sep 08
SMBQ 2020 -- Summer School on Machine Learning and Big Data with Quantum Computing [Day 2]
Tue., Sep. 08, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
FREE Event is 7-8 September 2020

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Mon, Sep 21
Quantum Week of Fun 21-25 Sep., 2020
Mon., Sep. 21, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
From the 21st to 25th of September, Cambridge Quantum Computing will be hosting the Quantum Week of Fun. This week-long virtual event will provide a forum for scientists, academics, industry professionals, and quantum enthusiasts to share the latest quantum discoveries and discuss all things quantum. There will be 4 workshops taking part throughout the week: Monday 21 September : 2nd International Conference on Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) Tuesday 22 September : The Day of Quantum Algorithms (QuAlg) Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 September : The 4th International Workshop on Quantum Compilation (IWQC20) Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September : The 1st Workshop on Quantum Computing for Quantum Chemistry (QCxQC) It will be fun.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Cambridge Quantum Computing)

Thank you to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Quantum Computing / Harrisburg University Quantum

Past Events

Designing Variational Quantum Algorithms with Tequila
Wed., May 27, 2020, 10:01am-11:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Zaiku Group is a UK-based commercial R&D venture, with our research-arm focusing on solutions to deep-tech problems and our development-arm being the vehicle to propagate any emergent solutions.

Information [HERE](Produced by Zaiku Group).
Quantum circuits: from structure to software / Preparation of an Exciton Condensate of Photons on a 53-Qubit Quantum Computer
Wed., May 27, 2020, 11:00pm-12:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
We???re happy to announce the first online meeting of the Quantum researchers from around the world. We start with two talks, from University of Chicago and from Oxford. Before the talks, we???ll do introductions, and afterwards, we???ll have time for Q&A and an unconference ??? a format when audience members can propose and give their own talks! Talk 1: Quantum circuits: from structure to software Quantum circuits are a de facto assembly language for quantum software. Programs are described as list of primitive operations, or gates, which are run in sequence on a quantum computer to perform a computation. Just like with classical software, there is more that one way to write a program to do the same job, and so it???s important to find programs that do that job as quickly and cheaply as possible. Looking at quantum circuits just as lists of gates doesn???t tell us a whole lot about what computation is being performed, or how it might be optimised. However, if we ???break open??? quantum gates, we see a rich graphical/algebraic structure inside called the ZX-calculus. This can be used not only for making quantum circuits more efficient, but also for performing other critical tasks like bug-checking. In this talk, I will give a brief overview of these techniques, and how they can be used with an open source software library called PyZX. Aleks Kissinger has been an Associate Professor of Quantum Computing in Oxford???s Computer Science Department since Autumn 2019. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor of Quantum Structures and Logic at Radboud University in Nijmegen. He is the co-author of Picturing Quantum Processes (a.k.a. ???The Dodo Book???), and works on the applications of diagrams and logical structures in the foundations of physics and quantum software. Talk 2: Preparation of an Exciton Condensate of Photons on a 53-Qubit Quantum Computer Quantum computation promises an exponential speedup of certain classes of classical calculations through the preparation and manipulation of entangled quantum states. So far most molecular simulations on quantum computers, however, have been limited to small numbers of particles. Here we prepare a highly entangled state on a 53-qubit IBM quantum computer, representing 53 particles, which reveals the formation of an exciton condensate of photon particles and holes. While elusive for more than 50 years, such condensates were recently achieved for electron-hole pairs in graphene bilayers and metal chalcogenides. Our result with a photon condensate has the potential to further the exploration of this new form of condensate that may play a significant role in realizing efficient room-temperature energy transport.

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"On the order problem in construction of unitary operators for the Variational Quantum Eigensolver" and "Methods for Accelerating Geospatial Data Processing Using Quantum Computers"
Wed., May 27, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Quantum Research Seminars Toronto consist of two 30 min talks about some Quantum Computation topic. Seminars are given by high-level quantum computing researchers with the focus on disseminating their research among other researchers from this field. We encourage to attend researchers regardless of their experience as well as graduate and undergraduate students with particular interest in this field. Basic notions on quantum computing are assumed, but no expertise in any particular subject of this field. In this second series of seminars, the speakers will be Artur Izmaylov (UofT) and Max Henderson (Rigetti Computing). Their talks are titled "On the order problem in construction of unitary operators for the Variational Quantum Eigensolver" and "Methods for Accelerating Geospatial Data Processing Using Quantum Computers", respectively. We will send a Zoom link to those who register for this event.

Speakers:Artur Izmaylov (UofT) and Max Henderson (Rigetti Computing).
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CQE Research Briefing: Learning to Optimize Variational Quantum Circuits to Solve Combinatorial Problems.
Wed., May 27, 2020, 12:00pm-12:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
A discussion of Fast Relaxation on Qutrit Transitions of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds and new results. Citation: Learning to Optimize Variational Quantum Circuits to Solve Combinatorial Problems. S. Khairy, R. Shaydulin, L. Cincio, Y. Alexeev, P. Balaprakash. To appear in the proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) CQE Briefings are 30-minute presentations that communicate emerging research and new publications to the CQE community and create opportunities for collaboration. CQE scientists synthesize their research, discuss potential directions, and answer questions about their work. CQE members and partners are invited to participate to brainstorm future academic, national lab, and industry collaborations.

Information [HERE](Produced by Zaiku Group).
IBM Circuit Session
Wed., May 27, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
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Starting Up the Quantum Revolution
Thu., May 28, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
At this kick-off event, we will introduce you to our initiative. We have also invited our friend Jonathan Olson, to talk about his experience starting up the quantum revolution. Abstract: Quantum computing is both extremely promising yet extremely useless as of today. Quantum algorithms are theoretically capable of breaking the world???s most widely used encryption methods, but your cell phone has more practical value than today???s most powerful quantum computer. So, does it make sense to get into the field now? In this talk, Jonathan Olson will discuss how he co-founded a quantum computing company, why major tech companies are pouring millions of dollars into developing this new technology, and why getting in now makes a lot of sense. Bonus: We will hold breakout sessions from 20:00 on. We have matched participants who registered for these sessions, with moderators based on their background. We will communicate this tomorrow. For now, just know that we have the following moderators lined up for you: Brian Coyle: PhD student in Quantum Machine Learning at the University of Edinburgh Guillaume Verdon: Research Scientist Quantum and AI at X - the Moonshot Factory Jordi Tura Brugu??s: Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Martin Leib: Quantum Algorithm Expert at the Volkswagen AG Data:Lab Munich Witold W. Kowalczyk: Director European Business Development at Zapata Computing, Inc.

Jonathan Olson, Co-Founder, Zapata Computing
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Quantum Programming 101: Solving a Problem From End to End
Thu., May 28, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Want to learn how to program a quantum computer? We will explain how to do so by running through a complete, simple example. We will explain how to formulate the problem, how to write it, and how to tune it for best results. Our team of experts will also be answering questions during the webinar. This webinar is intended for those with no or limited experience programming on a D-Wave quantum computer.

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Developing and Benchmarking Quantum-Ready Applications
Thu., May 28, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Steve will describe Quantum Computing Inc.???s technical strategy for developing/delivering quantum-ready apps and tools with superior performance now, present some recent performance results on the well-known MQlib benchmark suite, and answer questions. See: https://quantumcomputinginc.com/

Steve Reinhardt, VP, Product Development, Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI, Inc.)
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Quantum Meeting #8: Intro to Quantum Circuits 2
Fri., May 29, 2020, 7:30pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
As we near the end of the quarter and approach finals season, this meeting will be wrapping up last week???s quantum circuit line up and is the last curriculum focused meeting of the quarter. That being said this is not our last meeting, we will have another meeting next week that will be research focused rather than curriculum based. For this week???s meeting our wonderful presenter John will be introducing two and three qubit gates, as well as common properties/configurations that are key in understanding more powerful algorithms. What???s cooler than regular circuits? Quantum circuits. So don???t forget to come to our meeting this Friday at 4:30pm (West Coast)

Event is public courtesty of the Quantum Computing Club at UC Davis. See: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuantumComputingUCDavis
Information:[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Computing @ UC Davis.)
FIRESIDE CHAT: HOW DOES MRI WORK?
Sat., May 30, 2020, 8:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
See [ORIGINAL INFO PAGE]How does MRI work? IEEE Region 2 Women in Engineering (WIE) Fireside Science "Chats" Go Global! Have you ever been to the hospital and had to get an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)? The giant machine is able to see your organs and tissues using magnetism. How does it do that? Join IEEE R2 WIE's Fireside Science Chat with Dr. Susan Eskin to find out! Dr. Eskin is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics at Penn State Harrisburg and she will be explaining how MRI works and how it can be used to study the human body, the brain, and many more. MRI combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to create medical images. The Zoom virtual meeting is targeted to middle and high schoolers ??? all are welcome! Free. Saturday May 30, 2020 (8pm-9pm EDT) The Fireside Science Chats was started by Chang Liu, IEEE R2 Leader, to engage middle and high school students in China during the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020. The success of these lectures inspired IEEE R2 WIE to engage with students all across the globe.

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BINGE-BREAK TIME!
GLOBAL WATCH PARTY: Live Re-Broadcast of Led Zeppelin Celebration Day [December 10, 2007] concert complete
Sat., May 30, 2020, 3:00pm-5:06pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
[CONTINUOUS REPLAYS: May 30, 5pm (GMT-4) through June 2 (GMT-4)]

Youtube View [HERE](Produced by LedZep).
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., May 31, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Kitty Y. M. Yeung,
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Superconducting Qubits, Quantum ML & Quantum Communications Markets
Tue., June 2, 2020, 11:00am-13:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
New edition of our online meetup, a combination of perspectives by scientists, startups and innovators: -Alexandre BLAIS, Professor and Scientific Director at Institut Quantique / Sherbrooke University, will give us an overview of science and technology in the field of superconducting qubits; -Iordanis KERENIDIS, CNRS Senior researcher & head of quantum algorithms at QC Ware, on Quantum Machine Learning; -Jean-Christophe ELOY, CEO of Yole Development, will present their latest study on the Quantum Communications markets.

Register [HERE] (Produced by Le Lab Quantique.)
Quantum Computing and Cryptography
Tue., June 2, 2020, 4:00pm-5:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Quantum Cryptography???? - All ages and skill levels! No prerequisites! - Introduces basics of quantum computing - Explains quantum cryptography; unhackable computers - Opportunity for interactive discussion

Register [HERE] (Produced by Q-munity.)
Solving Challenges in Finance with Quantum Computing (Online Talk by Rigetti Computing, NTT DATA, Accenture)
Wed., June 3, 2020, 4:00am-5:00am (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Portfolio optimization, risk management, fraud detection - Many computational finance problems have a high degree of computational complexity and are slow to converge to a solution on classical computers. New ways of computing are required and can be found in Quantum technology, which is capable of solving such complex challenges - already today. Applications range from analyzing different types of risk in financial markets, to optimization methods of financial portfolios which are used in banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and trading companies. What is the potential of Quantum technology in Finance? Where are we right now in Quantum technology? How can Quantum technology be applied and used? The NTT Technology Experience Lab have brought together several highly experienced experts from different fields to give you valuable insights and answer your questions about this topic. SPEAKERS: Marco Paini, Program Director of Quantum Computing Applications, Rigetti Computing: Quantum computing in finance - an introduction and a use case Alberto Acuto, Quantum Practice Lead EMEA, NTT DATA: Quantum Computing: Present and Future ??? The NTT Strategy Tim Leonhard & Felix Schiessl, Quantum Community Lead, Accenture: Quantum Incubation in Financial Services INTRO & MODERATION Dominik Friedel, NTT

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The Potential Impact of Quantum Computers on Society
Wed., June 3, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
In this QWebinar, we will have Ronald de Wolf. He will give a talk based on his paper "The Potential Impact of Quantum Computers on Society" (Reference: R. de Wolf. The potential impact of quantum computers on society. In Ethics and Information Technology, 19(4):271-276, 2017. https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.05380) The QWebinar will start at 18:00 (CEST) on June 03, 2020. Abuzer Yakary??lmaz (QLatvia) and Zolt??n Zimbor??s (QHungary) will be our moderators. The participants will be able to ask their questions by writing comments during the meeting. The moderators will follow the comments regularly (they may be selective about the questions). You can also share your in advance questions by using this form. The applications will be closed after the webinar starts. QWebinars: qworld.lu.lv/index.php/qwebinars/ In this talk, I will consider the potential impact that the nascent technology of quantum computing may have on society. I focus on three areas: cryptography, optimization, and simulation of quantum systems. I will also discuss some ethical aspects of these developments, and ways to mitigate the risks. Reference: R. de Wolf. The potential impact of quantum computers on society. In Ethics and Information Technology, 19(4):271-276, 2017 https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.05380 About Ronald: Ronald de Wolf (1973) studied computer science and philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, with a focus on logic-based machine learning. He obtained his PhD in 2001 from the University of Amsterdam and CWI (advised by Harry Buhrman and Paul Vitanyi) on a thesis about quantum computation and communication complexity, for which he received the 2003 ERCIM Cor Baayen Award. Subsequently he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley. Currently he is a senior researcher at CWI and full professor at the University of Amsterdam. Ronald de Wolf works on quantum computing, focusing on algorithms, complexity theory, and the applications of quantum information to other areas.

Ronald de Wolf
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IBM Circuit Session
Wed., June 3, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
Solving Challenges in Finance with Quantum Computing (Online Talk by Rigetti Computing, NTT DATA, Accenture)
Thu., June 4, 2020, 4:00am-5:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Portfolio optimization, risk management, fraud detection - Many computational finance problems have a high degree of computational complexity and are slow to converge to a solution on classical computers. New ways of computing are required and can be found in Quantum technology, which is capable of solving such complex challenges - already today. Applications range from analyzing different types of risk in financial markets, to optimization methods of financial portfolios which are used in banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and trading companies. What is the potential of Quantum technology in Finance? Where are we right now in Quantum technology? How can Quantum technology be applied and used? The NTT Technology Experience Lab have brought together several highly experienced experts from different fields to give you valuable insights and answer your questions about this topic.

Register [HERE]
Space Quantum Technology Webinar
Fri., June 5, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
The 20th century has endowed us with many lasting legacies. Two of these legacies are novel and pioneering space missions and quantum theory. The combination of these two building blocks can form the basis of an effective mechanism in the search for the boundaries of modern physics, realised by the unique conditions of the space environment. There are various missions currently planned around the world with quantum payloads, especially to realise space Quantum Key Distribution. In the UK, Craft Prospect is currently involved in one such proof-of-concept QKD CubeSat mission called ROKS. This webinar conducted jointly by Craft Prospect Ltd and QURECA and moderated by our partners in Astro Agency will bring together experts from space quantum technologies such as Quantum Communications, Quantum Sensors etc. and satellite missions around the world such as RAL Space, QEYSSat, ROKS, etc. It will facilitate panel discussions in state-of-the-art developments in this burgeoning domain and explore future solutions. Register now to be a part of this engaging discussion!

View [HERE] (Produced by Craft Prospect Ltd. and Qureca).
Quantum Computing Industry Panel
Fri., June 5, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Join us for a panel, which includes an engineer, researcher and manager at Google, Microsoft, and IBM working on quantum computing. Learn what these companies are working on, where they think quantum computing is heading and what skills they are looking for in their quantum computing teams now and in the future. During the event, each company will briefly discuss their work. Then we will ask the panelists selected questions that you have submitted. After that, people from the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions live. This event is open to everyone. Zoom Link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/93324965679

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17th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL) 2020 June 2-6, 2020
Quantum Physics and Logic is an annual conference that brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome. Previous QPL events were held in Orange (2019), Halifax (2018), Nijmegen (2017), Glasgow (2016), Oxford (2015), Kyoto (2014), Barcelona (2013), Brussels (2012), Nijmegen (2011), Oxford (2010), Oxford (2009), Reykjavik (2008), Oxford (2006), Chicago (2005), Turku (2004), and Ottawa (2003). QPL 2020 will be held online, jointly with the 36th Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS 2020).

Details [HERE] (Produced by Atos and QuantFi.)
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., June 7, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Kitty Y. M. Yeung,
Register [HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung.)
Towards Quantum Computation for the Computational Biosciences
Mon., June 8, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
There has been a growth of interest in the application of quantum computation and quantum simulation to the many intractable computational problems in the biological sciences. While theoretical results imply the value of quantum information processing (QIP) to many of the challenging problems resident in this research domain, such as molecular ground state simulation, mutational signature inference, and phylogenetic tree inference, a framework to guide the realization of quantum proof of principle applications has yet to be clarified. In this talk, I will review some of the recent advances in the QIP field and discuss our work towards developing such a framework

Benjamin Cordier, OHSU
Register [HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group.)
Quantum Computing Virtual Seminar #3: Quantum Applications
Tue., June 9, 2020, 1:01pm-2:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Welcome to the third online seminar that explores the current and future landscape for quantum computing in Canada. We have three great speakers lined up to present on the topic of Quantum Applications. The session will take place on Zoom; please complete your free registration to receive the webinar link.Speakers: Alex Koszegi, Software Support Specialist, D-Wave Systems Roman Krems, Professor of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia Arman Zaribafiyan, Head of Quantum Computing at 1QBit Format: ~20 minute talks followed by panel-style discussion and Q&A with speakers.

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Semiconductors and Their Properties: The Basics for Quantum Effects
Tue., June 9, 2020, 2:01pm-3:30pm (GMT-4) *** was originally starting at 12:01pm*** [Timezone converter]
Semiconductor materials have certainly enabled the drastic scaling of classical technologies onto highly advanced platforms that are both robust and cost-effective. This talk will provide a basic working knowledge of semiconductors and their properties in order to introduce the quantum well as a basic ???playground??? for quantum effects. This background follows with a description of the quantum well infrared photodetector: a device which operates on the mechanism of optically-induced state transitions and is the foundation for useful applications such as night vision and atmospheric monitoring. Finally, in relation to Mr. Lyman's own research work, theoretical prospects of the emerging semiconductor material Gallium Oxide are reviewed as enabling short-wavelength applications of quantum well infrared photodetectors such as in optical communication systems.

Joseph Lyman, Joseph is an undergraduate senior at the University of Utah, a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholar with the aspiration of pursuing a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics and a research career in quantum information technologies. His interests include semiconductor devices and materials, characterization and development of quantum computing hardware, and in general the cultural/social implications of technology. Joseph and his peer, Aros Aziz, are together leading the development of a quantum computing student organization at the University of Utah.
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A Tour Through the Quantum Ecosystem
Tue., June 9, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
There are hundreds of organizations worldwide that are working on different aspects of quantum technology. These include commercial companies working on hardware, software, and applications as well as researchers at universities, government laboratories and non-profits working on new developments. In order for quantum computing to become successful many different organizations will need to work together to create a solution that provides quantum advantage and solves a real world problem better than can be achieved with classical computing. No one company can do it alone. In his talk, Doug will describe the various organizations working on quantum technology and describe how they work together to provide a complete solution. He will discuss the various partner programs that have been formed and describe the roles of the various players and how they fit into the overall picture.

Doug Finke, , Managing Editor, Quantum Computing Report
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Digital Finance Webinar Series: Quantum Computing
Wed., June 10, 2020, 11:00pm-12:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
As part of the IIF's Digital Finance Webinar Series, we were delighted to host the Quantum Computing webinar. Quantum computing is transitioning from theory to practice, with potentially significant implications across industries and the overall economy in the coming decade, thanks to the technology???s superior computational power vis-??-vis classic computers. With an eye to both the opportunities for next generation modelling, as well as the concerns regarding preparedness for post-quantum encryption, this webinar explored the promise of quantum, barriers to adoption, where we are on the development curve, the potential implications for financial services, and how the industry and policymakers can best prepare to keep pace with the technology and its adoption. FEATURED SPEAKERS: Michael Brett, Senior Vice President of Applications, Rigetti Computing Marco Pistoia, Ph.D. Managing Director, Head of Research and Engineering (FLARE), JPMorgan Chase Denise Ruffner, Chief Business Officer, Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) Conan French, Senior Advisor, Digital Finance, IIF (Moderator) If you have any questions, please contact Mina Loldj at MLoldj@iif.com.
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Quantum Computing & Pharma: Building Partnerships to Accelerate Research and Innovation
Wed., June 10, 2020, 11:00pm-12:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
This webinar sponsored by the Pistoia Alliance and the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) will focus on the emerging opportunities at the convergence of Quantum Computing (QC) and pharmaceutical R&D. Leading experts will provide an overview of QC and of the problems and bottlenecks in medicines discovery and development that may be addressed by advances in QC. To accelerate QC ability to address the needs of life science researchers, Pistoia Alliance, QuPharm and QED-C are partnering to create a community of interest and explore possible projects in the precompetitive space. Speakers to include: ??? Ross Walker, Global Head of Scientific Computing, GSK ??? Brian Martin, Head of AI in R&D Information Research, AbbVie ??? Celia Merzbacher, Deputy Director, QED-C ??? Chad Edwards, Product Lead, Cambridge Quantum Computing ??? Christopher Savoie, CEO, Zapata Computing

Register [HERE] (Produced by Pistia Alliance and QED-C).
IBM Circuit Session
Wed., June 10, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
Quantum Chemistry
Thu., June 11, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Artist QB Net CTO Tao Yin will be speaking on utilizing hybrid quantum computing - specifically Variational Quantum Eigensolvers (VQEs) to solve real world problems in chemistry. Hybrid Quantum Computing is the use case that is coming up in the NISQ era of quantum computing, utilizing classical computing and quantum computing for applications. We will look into one of these hybrid use cases (VQE) that can be used to calculate structures of molecules and determine their lowest energy states (tune into the meetup find out why that's important!) Little bit on Tao Yin: Bachelor's in Applied Physics - Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Master's in Theoretical Physics - Renmin University of China PhD in Theoretical Physics, magna cum laude - The Goethe University Frankfurt After his education, Tao worked as consultant and promoted to CTO at Artiste QB Net, testing/ co-developing quantum algorithms and software. About Artiste QB Net: Toronto based Artiste QB Net is developing quantum information software that provides customers with solutions to R&D challenges and quantifiable business problems. The principals of this company have spent many years developing quantum algorithm and they already have a large library of routines available. They have recently developed a quantum computing and AI related platform image, called Bayesforge, which is provided as open source software for data scientists who need advanced analytical tools as well as for quantum computing and computational mathematics practitioners who seek to work with one of the major QC frameworks. Artiste QB Net is focusing on the global market with a particular emphasis on China and have an affiliate company in Shenzhen, China.

Tao Yin, QB Net CTO
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Quantum transport, low dimensions and cold atomic systems
Thu., June 11, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
See https://quantumscienceseminar.com/schedule/ Measuring the transport properties of a system connected to reservoirs is one of the most common and most useful probe of the properties of a solid. Besides its practical interest transport in quantum systems poses fundamental and challenging theoretical questions, since it is one of the simplest realizations of an out of equilibrium phenomenon. I will review these issues, in particular in the case of one- and quasi-one (e.g. ladders) systems. In such systems we know that interactions lead to unusual ground states [1-2] and remarkable properties such as spin-charge decoupling, which of course has strong consequences for transport properties, in particular decoupling charge and spin transport [3]. I will connect these theoretical questions with experiments done in the context of cold atomic systems that provide novel ways to probe such physics [4].

thierry giamarchi, University of Geneva, Geneva ??? Switzerland
Youtube stream [HERE] (Produced by Quantum Science Seminar See See https://quantumscienceseminar.com/schedule/ ).
Webinar: Quantum Beyond Computing (original date was June 10)
Thu., June 11, 2020, 11:45pm-1:15pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Quantum information science and technology presents a new lens through which to view quantum mechanics. Just as the applications of quantum mechanics are wide-ranging, so are the applications of quantum information. However, quantum computing has eaten up most of the attention in the media. In this webinar, we???ll learn about other related fields in quantum information, specifically quantum communication, quantum metrology, and quantum sensors. We???ll discuss how they connect to quantum information science, current progress and breakthroughs, and where they might find application in the future. WHO IS THIS FOR? Business & Thought Leaders: Leverage game changing tech. Professionals & Students: Learn about the industry and where the opportunities are.

Dr. John Donohue, Manager, Scientific Outreach Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo.
Register [HERE] (Produced by Association Quantum).
Call on Strengthening American Competitiveness: A.I., High Performance Computing, and Quantum Computing
Thu., June 11, 2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
Delivering remarks on the call will be Kimberly Reed, EXIM???s President and Chairman; David Trulio, Counselor to the Chairman & Senior Vice President for the Program on China and Transformational Exports. Other participants will include: Paul Dabbar, DOE???s Undersecretary for Science; Conner Prochaska, DOE???s Chief Commercialization Officer; Kevin McGinnis, Director for Research and Analysis, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI); Stephen Rodriguez, Partner, One Defense; and leaders from the venture capital and computing industries. This teleconference series is designed to facilitate stakeholder input on EXIM???s role in advancing transformational exports. More resources related to this effort are available on EXIM???s website, as is a 101 of our traditional products.

Register [HERE] (Produced by U.S. Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).)
Microsoft Q# Coding Contest--Summer 2020 -- June 12-15 and June 19-22
The contest will run from June 19 to June 22. As usual, we will hold a warmup round the weekend before the contest, from June 12 to June 15, to give you an opportunity to get familiar with the contest environment and submission system before the main contest. Participation in the warmup round is optional.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Microsoft)
QuantumTech Digital Week 12, 15-21 June; START UP & INVESTOR SHOWCASE
Mon., June 15, 2020, 06:45am-12:00pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
The Start up & Investor Showcase day is just over a week away and kicks off Quantum.Tech Digital Week! On Friday 12th June, in a quick-fire format (15 minutes/ 15 slides), founders of early-stage Quantum technology firms across, computing, hardware, communications, cryptogrpahy, sensing & metrology will have the chance to impress an audience of VCs, corporate VCs, angels, incubators & accelerators. Jan Goetz, CEO & Co-Founder of IQM Quantum Computers Ilana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits Robert M., CEO of Qubit Pharmaceuticals Jim R., CEO of Aliro Quantum Technologies Keeper Layne Sharkey, CEO of ODE, L3C & Alain Chanc??, CEO of Quantalain Chris Erven, CEO of KETS Quantum Security Ltd
The purpose of the Quantum.Tech Digital Week is to continue to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum applications across industry, and to provide a global, annual meeting place for the Quantum ecosystem during these uncertain times. Now, more than ever, is the time to pull Quantum out of the research lab, and onto the shop floor. Enterprises need to understand the current status of the Quantum landscape, explore potential applications, and benchmark against competitors in their market. From June 15th ??? 19th, across a whole week (and 4 timezones!), you will be able to switch on your device and be in a room with all your Quantum colleagues from around the world. You???ll be able to listen to inspiring Keynotes, vigorous panel debates, message with each other, ask questions to the world???s leading Quantum experts, learn about the most innovative Quantum start-ups, and set up one-to-one meetings with your colleagues, customers and suppliers. Until it???s safe to meet face to face, join us for a week long online event with your quantum peers to continue networking, learning and advancing the commercial adoption of Quantum technologies. Topics Include: Current status of Quantum computing Evaluation of different architectures Machine learning; optimisation; simulation International perspectives and investment Sensing & metrology applications Communications & cryptography, across QKD, PQC and RNG Preparing a Quantum ready organisation

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[Quantum-Oriented] Student e-Poster Session
Tue., June 16, 2020, 12:30pm-1:30pm (GMT-4) [Timezone converter]
The QED-C Workforce Development TAC will be hosting the following web event. It is the first in a series of online, one-hour sessions highlighting research by students at QED-C universities. Bring your lunch or a coffee (depending on your time zone) and meet some of the outstanding students affiliated with QED-C. Student ???e-posters???, Session I June 16th, 9:30 AM (Pacific), 12:30 PM (Eastern) Zoom address: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/97747535966?pwd=Q2dTSkpqZFU4T0xlTzFRZzdRd3RtZz09 Password: 289402 Telephone: (650) 724-9799 (or use the ???Call me??? option in Zoom when you log-in for better audio quality than using VOIP through your computer) Webinar ID: 977 4753 5966 AGENDA: (Eastern times listed) 12:30 PM Introductions Jon Candelaria, QED-C Quantum WF TAC Chair 12:35 ???Impressions from Sponsoring a Student Team Project??? Joe Latone, IBM-Almaden 12:45 ???A Quantum Algorithm for Open-Pit Mining??? Jessica Pointing, Stanford University 12:55 Q&A 1:00 ???Quantum Technologies with Spins in Silicon Carbide??? Chris Anderson, U. of Chicago 1:10 Q&A 1:15 ???Spin-squeezing via Rydberg Dressing in an Optical Lattice Clock??? Jacques Van Damme, U. Wisconsin-Madison 1:25 Q&A 1:30 End

For invitation contact Mary Scott mary.scott[at]sri.com (Produced by QED-C).
Microsoft Q# Coding Contest--Summer 2020 -- June 12-15 and June 19-22
The contest will run from June 19 to June 22. As usual, we will hold a warmup round the weekend before the contest, from June 12 to June 15, to give you an opportunity to get familiar with the contest environment and submission system before the main contest. Participation in the warmup round is optional.

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Mon, May 18
Quantum Computing Using Photons
Mon., May. 18, 2020, 1:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
How to stop worrying and love the photon, Prof. Terry Rudolph Abstract: The challenges for building a quantum computer out of photons differ in many respects to those of matter-based qubit approaches. Optical photons suffer completely negligible environment decoherence even at room temperature, their interaction Hamiltonians are not hueristic, there is no cross talk, they network easily into arbitrary geometries and, perhaps most critically, measurements - the critical element for entropy reduction to achieve fault tolerance - are sharp and extremely fast. The obvious question “well, where the &^$% is my quantum computer then?” - more frequently asked a little more politely like this: “well, what is hard for photons?” - typically evokes a response along the lines of “well, because photons don’t interact two-qubit gates have to be performed non-deterministically”. A-priori it seems this answer is essentially identical to “well, because photons don’t interact useful entanglement needs to be generated non-deterministically” In this talk I will explain why, once you free your mind from tyrannical qubitist ways of thinking, the latter response is incorrect. By the end of the talk I hope the listener will be convinced to go out and look at the stars tonight and view them a little differently. Introduction to quantum computing with photons and atoms, Prof. Barak Dayan Abstract: I will introduce the principles of photonic quantum computation and its potential to become the leading platform towards full-scale fault-tolerant quantum computing. As logic gates (classical or quantum) are inherently nonlinear, I will discuss the physical sources of nonlinearity at the single photon level. I will then present the state-of-the-art of photon-atom quantum gates, and the model of measurement-based quantum computation, and conclude by discussing the potential of combining these two platforms.

Speaker: Prof. Barak Dayan, Head of the Quantum Optics Group at the Weizmann Institute
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Quantum Computing (#1 of 3: Quantum Algorithms)
Mon., May. 18, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
A second quantum revolution is unfolding with far-reaching applications, including fundamentally new paradigms of computation, unconditionally secured communication networks and highly sensitive sensors. Quantum technologies have rapidly advanced in recent years due to substantial development in both hardware and algorithms following massive investments from both governmental and private actors. This event series will provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and investors to understand core concepts of quantum computers, expected near/mid-term impacts on industries such as pharmacology, financial services and cyber security, as well as the development of the fast growing quantum industry. <p><b>Session 1: Quantum algorithms</b><p/> In this first session we will explore potential applications for quantum computers, including drug discovery, traffic optimization and machine learning. Core concepts of quantum computation such as qubits, entanglement and quantum logic gates will be introduced as well.

Speaker: Bruno Fedrici, PhD (Consultant, Lecturer - Quantum Technologies) Phd in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation, Bruno Fedrici actively contributes to the public and business awareness of science and quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For the last two years Bruno has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to the executives and the technical leaders as well as to the computer science and engineering students
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Introduction to Modern Cryptography
Mon., May. 18, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This presentation is an introduction to non-quantum cryptography so that those with a non-cryptography background will understand cryptography terminology when it is referred to in a Quantum Lecture. This Introduction to Modern Cryptography lecture will cover: One Time Pad, Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption, Hashing, Public Key/Private Key, and RSA. Cryptography is often mentioned as one of the technical areas likely to be significantly disrupted by Quantum Computing. The meetup has already heard several guest speakers mention active areas of quantum research regarding cryptography: Shor’s Algorithm, Quantum Key Distribution, etc.</div>

Speaker: Thomas Plunkett, Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technlogy. Thomas is interested in Cryptography, Blockchain, and Quantum Technologies
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Tue, May 19
Analysis of Quantum Error Correction Applicability on IBM-Q
Tue., May. 19, 2020, 3:30am-5:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum computers are of great interest thanks to their computing abilities. Since 2016, real quantum devices are accessible to Internet users through the IBM Q Experience Platform. One of obstacles preventing reliable quantum computations is the presence of errors in quantum computers. Quantum error-correction is a field of study aiming at dealing with this problem. In this talk, at first, the basis of quantum error-correction will be introduced. Next, the state of the art of quantum error-correction methods applications on IBM Q will be presented. Then an implementation of the five-qubit quantum error-correction code using Qiskit framework will be proposed and its applicability on available IBM Q devices will be discussed.

Speaker: Julia Sypien, from AGH
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Quantum computing and qubit scale-up applications with Proteox from Oxford Instruments
Tue., May. 19, 2020, 10:30am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This webinar provides an overview of the new Proteox dilution refrigerator, highlighting the key features and suitability for many quantum computing and qubit scale-up applications. The Proteox system is an essential tool for low temperature researchers, providing advanced research capability.</div>

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Quantum Computing Proof of Concepts, from the Business Side
Tue., May. 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
A short panorama of on-going quantum computing proofs of concepts, from the business side: Total, Caixabank, JPMorgan, Airbus, Vokswagen, Chinese army, NATO, Roche... What do they have in common? These large organizations already have a quantum strategy and began experimentations. In Asia, Russia, Americas, Europe... all main countries have now proofs of concept in progress. That's what I propose to share with you. As a tool of my investigation on quantum computing, from the business side, I created a permanent repository of what companies are trying. Nothing technical in this presentation, I let professionals talk about different types of Qubits. But let's see together the business side of this emerging market. Who's working on what, and with who?</span>

Speaker: Philippe Nieuwbourg, Senior Research Analyst, Quantaneo.com Philippe is pecialized in the field of data analysis, Philippe Nieuwbourg divides his time between training, consulting, and content creation. His areas of expertise are: - Applications of quantum computing in companies: around the understanding of the stakes, the definition of a strategy, and the implementation of a strategic monitoring, then the choice of the first proofs of concept. - The implementation of a data oriented strategy for digital transformation: around training on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning; - The implementation of business-oriented data governance: around the mapping and master data management (MDM), data quality, and compliance with governance rules;
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Quantum Computing Seminar: Anatomy of a Photonic QPU
Tue., May. 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The CMU Software Engineering Institute is hosting this seminar.</div>

Speaker: Eric Johnston, coauthor of Programming Quantum Computers and Senior Quantum Engineer at PsiQ
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Wed, May 20
Building on Azure Quantum
Wed., May. 20, 2020, 10:30am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum computing continues to evolve and mature, driving real impact today for organizations around the world. Azure Quantum extends the scalability, security and reliability of Azure into the quantum computing world, providing access to a diverse set of quantum services, ranging from pre-built solutions to software and quantum hardware. Azure Quantum enables multiple paths for developers to prepare, explore and build apps to solve their most complex problems. Hear about the latest progress as Azure Quantum reaches important release milestones and learn about new Microsoft Learn resources to help you on your path to quantum.

Speaker: Bettina Heim, Microsoft
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IBM Circuit Session
Wed., May. 20, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Speaker: Lectures by IBMers, academics, and industry researchers
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Quantum Computing (#2 of 3: Quantum Software)
Wed., May. 20, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
A second quantum revolution is unfolding with far-reaching applications, including fundamentally new paradigms of computation, unconditionally secured communication networks and highly sensitive sensors. Quantum technologies have rapidly advanced in recent years due to substantial development in both hardware and algorithms following massive investments from both governmental and private actors. This event series will provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and investors to understand core concepts of quantum computers, expected near/mid-term impacts on industries such as pharmacology, financial services and cyber security, as well as the development of the fast growing quantum industry. <p><b>Session 2: Quantum software</b></p> In this second session we will present Qiskit, an open-source framework for working with quantum computers at the level of circuits, pulses, and algorithms. Participants will be given the chance to code their first quantum algorithm.

Speaker: Bruno Fedrici, PhD (Consultant, Lecturer - Quantum Technologies) Phd in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation, Bruno Fedrici actively contributes to the public and business awareness of science and quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For the last two years Bruno has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to the executives and the technical leaders as well as to the computer science and engineering students
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Building on Azure Quantum
Wed., May. 20, 2020, 5:45pm-6:15pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum computing continues to evolve and mature, driving real impact today for organizations around the world. Azure Quantum extends the scalability, security and reliability of Azure into the quantum computing world, providing access to a diverse set of quantum services, ranging from pre-built solutions to software and quantum hardware. Azure Quantum enables multiple paths for developers to prepare, explore and build apps to solve their most complex problems. Hear about the latest progress as Azure Quantum reaches important release milestones and learn about new Microsoft Learn resources to help you on your path to quantum.

Speaker: Bettina Heim, Microsoft
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Thu, May 21
Let's Talk Quantum
Thu., May. 21, 2020, 6:45am-7:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Ever wondered how a quantum computer works? Or what we’d use them for? Join Anita Ramanan, Senior Quantum Software Engineer at Microsoft, to learn all this and more

Speaker: Amy Boyd and Anita Ramanan, Microsoft
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Let's Talk Quantum
Thu., May. 21, 2020, 8:30am-9:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum computing continues to evolve and mature, driving real impact today for organizations around the world. Azure Quantum extends the scalability, security and reliability of Azure into the quantum computing world, providing access to a diverse set of quantum services, ranging from pre-built solutions to software and quantum hardware. Azure Quantum enables multiple paths for developers to prepare, explore and build apps to solve their most complex problems. Hear about the latest progress as Azure Quantum reaches important release milestones and learn about new Microsoft Learn resources to help you on your path to quantum.

Speaker: Anita Ramanan, Microsoft
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The Fifth State of Matter (by ColdQuanta)
Thu., May. 21, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Beyond being a curiosity of nature, so called Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) have numerous remarkable properties that can be exploited to study our universe, as well as to create exquisite sensors and devices. Join ColdQuanta researcher Seth Caliga to hear about ColdQuanta’s BEC technology and to learn about the capabilities available on our soon-to-be-released, remote access quantum matter system

Speaker: Seth Caliga, ColdQuanta researcher
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Quantum Computing Panel: Quantum Algorithms
Thu., May. 21, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Seminar that explores the current and future landscape for quantum computing in Canada. We have three great speakers lined up to present on the topic of Quantum Algorithms. The session will take place on Zoom; please complete your free registration to receive the webinar link.

Speaker: obert Raussendorf, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of British Columbia
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Foundations of Quantum Computing: Complex Numbers
Thu., May. 21, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
A thorough understanding of complex number and complex-number algebra is essential for programming a gate-model quantum computer. This interactive tutorial introduces participants to essential aspects of complex numbers including the algebra of using them within the context of quantum programming. This interactive presentation is for the beginning programmer and quantum enthusiast. To enhance the learning, some ideas will be further explained in Python code. Questions and participant interaction will be encouraged.</span>

Speaker: Terrill L. Frantz, Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
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Australia's $4 billion quantum opportunity
Thu., May. 21, 2020, 8:30pm-10:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
A new roadmap from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, outlines a vision to create a thriving quantum technology industry, generating $4 billion dollars annually and 16,000 jobs by 2040. The Growing Australia’s Quantum Technology Industry report identifies actions that could be implemented to help transform Australia’s world class research and quantum start-ups into a competitive industry with long-term economic growth potential. This webcast will provide an opportunity to learn more about the report’s findings and pose questions to some of Australia’s leading quantum technologists, entrepreneurs, and researchers as well as other stakeholders in this exciting industry. SEE: https://events.csiro.au/Events/2020/April/23/Australias-$4-billion-quantum-opportunity

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Fri, May 22
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., May. 22, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
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Quantum Computing (#3 of 3): Quantum Hardware
Fri., May. 22, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
A second quantum revolution is unfolding with far-reaching applications, including fundamentally new paradigms of computation, unconditionally secured communication networks and highly sensitive sensors. Quantum technologies have rapidly advanced in recent years due to substantial development in both hardware and algorithms following massive investments from both governmental and private actors. This event series will provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and investors to understand core concepts of quantum computers, expected near/mid-term impacts on industries such as pharmacology, financial services and cyber security, as well as the development of the fast growing quantum industry. <p><b>Session 3: Quantum hardware</b></p> In this last session we will discuss challenges in building quantum computers at scale and review different hardware platforms. Finally we will take a look at current quantum computing players as well as public/private funding initiatives.

Speaker: Bruno Fedrici, PhD (Consultant, Lecturer - Quantum Technologies) Phd in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation, Bruno Fedrici actively contributes to the public and business awareness of science and quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For the last two years Bruno has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to the executives and the technical leaders as well as to the computer science and engineering students
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True Potential of Quantum Computers
Fri., May. 22, 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The quantum computing space has attracted immense interest in recent years. Along with the wave of interest comes the wave of opinions and intuitions that are commonly held by people who are both reasonably familiar with the field as well as those who are relatively new. We highlight some of the key tensions in conceptualizing the potential of quantum computing by presenting them as various dichotomies. Some of those dichotomies are real, while many others are false (such as NISQ algorithms versus FTQC algorithms). Drawing on our own experience at Zapata, we point out the reasons why these apparent dichotomies are false and how understanding the falsehood can help to shape our perspective about the true potential of quantum computers.

Speaker: Dr. Yudong Cao, CTO of Zapata Computing
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Jumping Into Quantum Circuits
Fri., May. 22, 2020, 7:30pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This week we’ll be looking at common quantum gates, circuit identities, and properties of algorithms during our workshop Friday at 4:30pm. Although we owe Schrodinger thanks for the quantum physics that are used in the quantum circuits we will be going over, no cats were harmed in the making of this week’s workshop.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Computing Club at UC Davis https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuantumComputingUCDavis)
Sat, May 23
Introduction to Quantum Computing (MakerFaire edition)
Sat., May. 23, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung
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Mon, May 25
The Race for Quantum Computing
Mon., May. 25, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum computers are rapidly becoming commercially feasible and poised to revolutionize a number of technological fields. I will briefly summarize the history of quantum computing, current methods of construction, and what constitutes a quantum program. Three primary applications include machine learning, encryption & security, and chemistry. I will conclude by mentioning some business aspects of the field.</span>

Speaker: Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead, Business Development at Cambridge Quantum Computing
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Tue, May 26
Quantum Accelerators-The next step in computer architecture
Tue., May. 26, 2020, 11:30am-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this presentation, I will briefly highlight what makes quantum computing special and interesting. I will also highlight what still needs to be done and what disciplines should and can get more involved in this kind of research. A short presentation of quantum genome sequencing and analysis will be presented. In the final part of the presentation, I indicate what other fields should get more involved in this line of research.

Speaker: Koen Bertels, Professor quantum computer architecture at Delft university of Technology in the Netherlands
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Introduction to Quantum Computing
Tue., May. 26, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this session, we will introduce and discuss the fundamentals of quantum computing. We will then lead into creating a simple quantum algorithm using IBM Q Experience. There are no pre-requisites for this workshop. It will be hosted by Doug McClure. 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, reliability, and applications of large multi-qubit devices. He received his PhD in experimental physics from Harvard University.

Speaker: Doug McClure, IBM
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An Introduction to Quantum Game Theory
Tue., May. 26, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Game Theory is defined as "the study of mathematical models of strategic interaction among rational decision-makers", which is a very formal way of saying "it's the study of how games are played!" Quantum game theory takes the classical game theory games (e.g. the Prisoner's Dilemma) and asks what happens if we could play them on quantum computers. In this talk, I will cover the basics of what a "game theory" game is, what a "quantum game theory" game is, how you can study these types of games, and how the way we think about strategies change when you go from the classical to the quantum regime.</span>

Speaker: Rajiv Krishnakumar, Rajiv Krishnakumar received a PhD in experimental atomic physics from Stanford University in 2017. He then took up a joint postdoctoral fellowship position at Caltech and AT&T Foundry, after which he switched gears and joined the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs as a data scientist. For two years he worked on improving and automating part of the FX spot and forwards pricing decision making using machine learning and heuristics. Afterwards he moved on to the R&D team where for the past few months he has been working as a research scientist in the field of quantum computing. His current primary focus is on applying quantum algorithms to the fields of options pricing and reinforcement learning, and understanding if a quantum advantage can be attained in these fields.
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Wed, May 27
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., May. 27, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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QC Wkshp (1/5): Preparation and Primer + The Qubit and the Bloch Sphere
Wed., May. 27, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This hands on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. The basic premise is that almost all of the Quantum Computing education is geared toward the Producers of QC and therefore lead with opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics as a matter of first course. This is a small group and they need to be trained that way. A much larger group (potentially) is the Consumers of QC - those folks who will take the produced technology and use it to solve real problems in the business landscape. The two fundamental education requirements for this group is (a) Software Engineering and (b) Professional Consulting Skills. SESSION ONE: Preparation and Primer + The Qubit and the Bloch Sphere • Preparation and Primer - This section articulates the portfolio of tools and frameworks used to expose the students to. • The Qubit and Bloch Sphere - The most fundamental unit in the QC space is the Qubit - the focus is how to understand the Qubit and how to manipulate it.

Speaker: Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
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Fri, May 29
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., May. 29, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
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QC Wkshp (2/5): Quantum Gates to Quantum Circuits
Fri., May. 29, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION TWO: Quantum Gates and Quantum Circuits • Quantum Gates and Quantum Circuits - Quantum Gates manipulate Qubits, and when combined form Quantum Circuits. The discussion is starts w/the digital gate model and transforms into digital logic (the basis for all classical computing) as a bases to build on. The discussion then turns toward Quantum gates, and quantum logic as a basis for quantum algorithm development.

Speaker: Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
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Mon, Jun 01
QC Wkshp (3/5): Quantum Computing Key Concepts
Mon., Jun. 01, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION THREE: Quantum Computing Key Concepts • Quantum Computing Key Concepts - Aside from differences between bits and qubits, other significant differences that provide the power to quantum computing are explored here. Those are Waves, Interference, Superposition, Entanglement, and Teleportation.

Speaker: Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
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Tue, Jun 02
Foundations of Quantum Computing: Complex Numbers II
Tue., Jun. 02, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This is a follow-up on the session two weeks prior [See: https://www.meetup.com/Washington-Quantum-Computing-Meetup/events/270148999/]. In this session we will focus more on the six algebraic operations of complex number with greater attention to the graphical perspective of complex numbers. A thorough understanding of complex number and complex-number algebra is essential for programming a gate-model quantum computer. This interactive tutorial introduces participants to essential aspects of complex numbers including the algebra of using them within the context of quantum programming. This interactive presentation is for the beginning programmer and quantum enthusiast. To enhance the learning, some ideas will be further explained in Python code. Questions and participant interaction will be encouraged.</span>

Speaker: Terrill L. Frantz, Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
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Wed, Jun 03
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jun. 03, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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QC Wkshp (4/5): Simple Quantum Algorithms
Wed., Jun. 03, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION FOUR: Simple Quantum Algorithms • Simple Quantum Algorithms - Inching into the QC software algorithm development space is vital for students to get the experience needed to progress properly - this requires careful analysis of the various algorithms, why they provide a quantum speedup relative to their classical cousins against a backdrop of a careful explanation of the problem and it's solution.

Speaker: Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
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Thu, Jun 04
Quantum Computing: Answers to Global Challenges.
Thu., Jun. 04, 2020, 10:00am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Last week, a live discussion called «Quantum of the Future» was held on the official website and YouTube channel of the Roscongress Foundation. Organized by the Russian Quantum Center, the Roscongress Foundation and Rosatom, this online discussion aimed to find answers on how quantum technologies will help tackle certain global challenges. Speakers at the first online discussion included: Ekaterina Solntseva — Chief Digital Officer at State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom; Urbasi Sinha — an advocate for the launch of India’s USD 1.12 billion quantum programme, professor at the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in India; Boris Altshuler — senior quantum technology consultant for Google and professor at the department of physics at Columbia University; Gianfranco Basti — Professor of philosophy of nature and science at the Pontifical Lateran University in Italy; Fyodor Lukyanov — Research director at the Valdai Discussion Club and chief editor of Russia in Global Affairs Journal. Ruslan Yunusov, who is heading Rosatom’s project to build a quantum computer in Russia, moderated the event. Ekaterina Solntseva answered the first question of the discussion: why do Rosatom and Russia need a quantum computer in the first place? According to her, the need to create new materials for the nuclear industry has led to the fact that the state corporation has grown a separate area of work dedicated to this task. «We are developing new materials for the aviation and chemical industries, and we understand that this is just the class of tasks that a quantum computer can perform.» The expert also noted the areas of nuclear medicine and optimization of logistics when planning the routes of nuclear icebreakers on the Northern Sea Route as promising areas in which the quantum computer would be particularly useful. «It is important that we want to work out the possibility of pilot calculations on tasks that are very close to real ones. That is, in addition to the development of hardware, we concerned ourselves with the task of developing quantum algorithms. Hopefully we will be able to apply them in real practice in a wide range of industries in the future,» said Ekaterina Solntseva, Chief Digital Officer at State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. Ruslan Yunusov stressed that the experience of other countries was taken into account when creating the current «Quantum technologies» roadmap within the framework of the «Digital economy» national program in Russia. In this regard, a guest expert from India, Urbasi Sinha, spoke about how the strategy for developing a quantum computer has been applied in her country. She noted that the roadmap in India has also already been put into operation and some of its stages are currently being implemented. «We have a certain scheme of inviting scientists to work [on the creation of the quantum computer]. We try to implement the patterns that already exist in the quantum research program and provide our colleagues with good opportunities and resources so that they are happy to participate in the industry and help develop the quantum ecosystem,» said RRI Professor Urbasi Sinha. Google launched their quantum computer development program five years ago, and it owes this rapid pace to the synergy of research and development. This was confirmed by the quantum consultant of the company Boris Altshuler. «The interaction of universities and the industry has made a huge contribution, at least in the United States, to the development of [quantum] technologies, and we owe much of what we have now to this cooperation. The big advantage was that people from fundamental science interacted with people from engineering. What is happening now is completely different. A group was formed at Google (and at IBM, too), which, on the one hand, is involved in creating something specific, and on the other hand, what they are doing is, both in terms of methods and the way the question is posed, fundamental science. And there is a big difference, and it makes it so interesting to work there,» said Google’s senior quantum technology consultant Boris Altshuler. The expert noted that today’s idea of quantum computers is similar to the idea of an ordinary computer at the dawn of its existence — in the sense that one can realize the potential of such a revolutionary invention only in retrospect. «In the early 70s, people at IBM made a personal computer, showed it to management, and their superiors decided that they did not need to make a product out of it, because no one would need it. Supposedly, there were no tasks that such a thing could solve, and no one would buy it. Now we really understand that if there had been no personal computers, there would be no Internet, and the world would be completely different. But back then even the people who made the PC couldn’t tell their management about the Internet, it just didn’t occur to them. I think what is happening now with a quantum computer is very similar,» he concluded. The complete recording of the first discussion is available on The Roscongress Foundation’s official YouTube channel. Key points are listed on the Foundation’s official website in the Analytics section. The following online discussion is scheduled to take place 11th June; the experts will weigh on the topic of quantum cryptography and fully protected communication. The Roscongress Foundation — a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events. The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives. Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide. roscongress.org The Russian Quantum Center (RQC) is a unique for Russia non-profit science and technology center that in a short time has taken leading positions in its field of research, as well as in the development of high-tech commercial products based on quantum technologies. The RQC research team consists of 150+ scientists, including leading Russian and international experts. Over the 10 years of its existence, the RQC has formed 16 research groups and seven technology startups, built 16 labs, organized and held five major international conferences, founded three research schools. The RQC launched world’s first quantum blockchain in 2018 and is now building a quantum computer in cooperation with State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom or ROSATOM is one the global technological leaders. It is a multi-industry holding comprising assets in power engineering, machine engineering and construction, among others. Having competencies across the entire nuclear fuel cycle, the corporation boasts the largest foreign project portfolio in the world with 36 power units at different stages of implementation in 12 countries. ROSATOM is the largest producer of electricity in Russia, ensuring over 19% of the country’s energy needs. ROSATOM also ventures into manufacturing equipment and isotopes for nuclear medicine, does research, materials studies, digital products, manufactures various innovative nuclear and non-nuclear products. ROSATOM is engaged into low-carbon generation, including wind energy. The corporation includes over 350 enterprises and organizations employing a total of about 250,00 people.

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First Steps for Understanding Quantum Cryptography and QKD
Thu., Jun. 04, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This presentation covers basics of quantum cryptographic techniques. Topics include: Basics of Classical Data Security and Encryption; Issues with Current Techniques; The Quantum Physics Paradigm; Quantum Cryptography; Quantum Key Distribution (QKD); Quantum Networking; and, Post-Quantum Cryptography

Speaker: Terrill L. Frantz, Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
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Fri, Jun 05
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jun. 05, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
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QC Wkshp (5/5): Quantum Problems (and Practicals), Quantum Machine Learning (QML)
Fri., Jun. 05, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION FIVE: Quantum Problems (and Practicals) + Quantum Machine Learning • Quantum Problems (and Practicals) - Problems and practicals are an important for software engineers to get a further handle on more practical problems, their analysis and the classical vs quantum approached / solutions to each. • Quantum Machine Learning - This is a quick survey of this interesting space to show some of the value that quantum computing brings to the ML world.

Speaker: Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
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Sat, Jun 06
QuantumComputing & Qiskit for Beginners
Sat., Jun. 06, 2020, 6:30am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Hey Guys, We are back with our #KnowledgeSeries. Please find the details below. - Intro to QC & Qiskit [[June 6th, 2020]] 4 -6 PM IST - Agenda - Intro to QCI - #[[MSP (Moses Sam Paul)]] - Intro to Quantum Computing #KG - Intro to Qiskit #Shadab

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Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jun. 06, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Mon, Jun 08
Learning and Teaching Hands-on Quantum Computing
Mon., Jun. 08, 2020, 12:30pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Learn about Microsoft's work on building a scalable quantum system, helping enthusiasts learn quantum computing and partnering with universities to develop and deliver quantum computing curriculum. Quantum computing harnesses quantum laws of nature to enable new types of algorithms, not efficiently possible on traditional computers, that may lead to breakthroughs in crucial areas like materials science and chemistry. There is rapidly growing demand for a quantum workforce educated in the basics of quantum computing, in particular in quantum programming. Microsoft Quantum team is working on developing a scalable quantum system and building up the ecosystem around it. In this webinar we will present our work in the domain of quantum workforce development. We will discuss the learning materials and tools available to help quantum computing enthusiasts get started with quantum programming using Microsoft Quantum Development Kit. We will also present a case study of using a practical software-driven approach in an “Introduction to Quantum Computing” course taught by our team at University of Washington, and our experience partnering with universities worldwide to help them employ a similar approach using our materials. Contact Organizer Save to Calendar Microsoft Learn Microsoft Learn for Students AI Business School Microsoft Fundamental and Role-Based Certification Azure for Students Azure Lab Services Microsoft Skills Resource Site Presented by Mariia Mykhailova Senior Software Development Engineer Microsoft Mariia Mykhailova is a senior software development engineer in the Quantum Systems group at Microsoft. She drives the developer outreach and education work for Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, figuring out new efficient ways to help people learn quantum computing. Mariia came up with the Quantum Katas – a project aimed at helping people learn quantum computing by solving practical tasks. She has developed the programming assignments and other materials for the “Introduction to Quantum Computing” course taught by Microsoft Quantum Systems team at University of Washington in 2019. In addition, she taught a course in quantum computing at Northeastern University Seattle in 2020. Mariia received her M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine in 2008 and moved to US in 2012.

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Tue, Jun 09
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Tue., Jun. 09, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field. <a href='http://tqc2020.lu.lv/program/schedule/' target='_blank'>[Schedule]</a>

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Quantum secure communications - John Prisco, CEO Quantum Xchange
Tue., Jun. 09, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Online LIVE webinar: https://my.demio.com/ref/hhVrlclQeSXHn0Fu In the not-so-distant-future a quantum computer will break the encryption that secures every aspect of digital life. Popular cryptographic methods will be rendered obsolete in a matter of minutes. In the meantime, “harvest today, decrypt tomorrow” attacks continue to happen, putting critical data at risk and costing the global economy billions annually. John Prisco, CEO of Quantum Xchange, will share how to use quantum technologies to obtain virtually unbreakable encryption for secure communications and what can organisations start doing today to future proof their environments.

Speaker: John Prisco, CEO of Quantum Xchange
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Wed, Jun 10
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Wed., Jun. 10, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field. <a href='http://tqc2020.lu.lv/program/schedule/' target='_blank'>[Schedule]</a>

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Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jun. 10, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Thu, Jun 11
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Thu., Jun. 11, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field. <a href='http://tqc2020.lu.lv/program/schedule/' target='_blank'>[Schedule]</a>

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Quantum communications: absolutely secured future
Thu., Jun. 11, 2020, 10:00am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Roscongress Foundation, the Russian Quantum Center and State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom are announcing the second international online discussion as a part of the cycle “Quantum of the Future”. The project includes the open sessions, which are dedicated to the quantum computing and the creation of the quantum computer, quantum communications and absolutely secured data transmission and also the application of quantum technologies in medicine to improve life expectancy and life quality. The discussion, titled “Quantum communications: absolutely secured future” will take place 11th June at 17:00 Moscow time, and can be viewed on the Roscongress Foundation’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. Moderating the event will be Ruslan Yunusov, who is heading Rosatom’s project to build a quantum computer in Russia. “The quantum computer is sometimes called the information bomb of the XXI century. Why? Our classic encryption systems are publicly available, they are feasible for a quantum computer – this means the risk of not only stealing your money, but in the future also stealing, for example, your health: hacking a pacemaker, or other smart medical devices. A quantum computer, like a coin, has two sides: with the advantages of creating new materials, optimizing logistics and other improvements come associated risks. One possible solution is quantum cryptography. If a quantum computer acts as a sword, then quantum cryptography is a “shield” based on fundamental physical laws,” reports Ruslan Yunusov. “In Russia, leading banks, such as Gazprombank and Sberbank, are already testing such communication lines, and their key clients will be protected by quantum encryption within five years. Rostelecom has also been participating in the first Russian quantum communications network since 2019, and Russian Railways recently launched a program to develop quantum communications as part of the national roadmap,” he concludes. The following speakers will take part in the discussion: Artur Ekert – a pioneer in the field of quantum communication and quantum computation, Professor of Quantum Physics at Mathematical Institute, Director of Centre for Quantum Technologies, Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore; Gregory Ribordy – CEO of ID Quantique, one of the leading company in the field of quantum communications which also produce quantum communications devices; Urbasi Sinha – one of the ideologists of launching a quantum program in India with a budget of $1.12 billion, Professor at Raman Research Institute (RRI), India; Feihu Xu – Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, participant of the world's first attack on a commercial quantum key distribution system (QKD), was included in the list “Innovators Under 35” by MIT Technology Review in 2019. Now he is a member of the group of Prof. Jianwei Pan, a leading scientist in the field of quantum communications; Aleksey Fedorov – Head of the "Quantum Information Technologies" group at RQC, Founder of QApp — Post-quantum security solutions, was included in the list “Forbes 30 under 30”; Artur Gleim – Head of Quantum Communications department at Russian Railways (RZD). The program is supported by MKR media and the Friends for Leadership business initiative, in partnership with PGBgroup2.0 and online science magazine N+1. Subsequent online discussions are scheduled to take place 18th June (“Can quantum technologies improve life expectancy and life quality?”) and 25th June (“Quantum technologies market: who invests in it and why?”). The names of the guests for each discussion will be announced in due course on the Roscongress Foundation website, and the News section of the Russian Quantum Center website. The first meeting “Quantum Computing: Answers to Global Challenges” took place 4th June. The participants have discussed global challenges which the quantum computer could take on. Speakers of the first online discussion included: Ekaterina Solntseva – Chief Digital Officer at State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom; Urbasi Sinha – an advocate for the launch of India’s USD 1.12 billion quantum programme, professor at the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in India; Boris Altshuler – senior quantum technology consultant for Google and professor at the department of physics at Columbia University; Gianfranco Basti – Professor of philosophy of nature and science at the Pontifical Lateran University in Italy; Fyodor Lukyanov – Research director at the Valdai Discussion Club and chief editor of Russia in Global Affairs Journal. The summary of the session can be read in the Analytics section of the Roscongress Foundation website.

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Recording: [HERE]
Fri, Jun 12
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Fri., Jun. 12, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field. <a href='http://tqc2020.lu.lv/program/schedule/' target='_blank'>[Schedule]</a>

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IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jun. 12, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
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Sat, Jun 13
Quantum Physics Basics & Qiskit 102
Sat., Jun. 13, 2020, 6:30am-8:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Hello All, Continuing our Knowledge Series with an intro to Quantum Physics 4-5 PM - Subramnya M Integrated MSc Physics form University of Mysore. Former Project Ass at IISc, Atomic Physics lab Bangalore. Founder- called ViBhram - AR/VR software solutions. - Agenda - Emergence of Quantum Physics. - Over view and history. - Newton's classical world - Mysterious behaviour of light - Quanta and Photon - Hysenbergs uncertainty principle - Debrogle waves - Schrodinger's equation - State vectors and Qmech framework - Quantum physics today - When does quantum physics matters ( or When can we say a system is in quantum domain ) - Application of Quantum mechanics, including Quantum Computation. - study guide .. ( books and lecture ) - Discussion - 5 - 6 PM - #KG & #Shadab Continuing with Qiskit RSVP >>> https://quantumcomputingindia.com/knowledge-series See you this Saturday!

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Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jun. 13, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Sun, Jun 14
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Jun. 14, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
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Mon, Jun 15
QuantumTech Digital Week 12, 15-21 June; DAY 1
Mon., Jun. 15, 2020, 7:20am-12:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The purpose of the Quantum.Tech Digital Week is to continue to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum applications across industry, and to provide a global, annual meeting place for the Quantum ecosystem during these uncertain times. Now, more than ever, is the time to pull Quantum out of the research lab, and onto the shop floor. Enterprises need to understand the current status of the Quantum landscape, explore potential applications, and benchmark against competitors in their market. From June 15th – 19th, across a whole week (and 4 timezones!), you will be able to switch on your device and be in a room with all your Quantum colleagues from around the world. You’ll be able to listen to inspiring Keynotes, vigorous panel debates, message with each other, ask questions to the world’s leading Quantum experts, learn about the most innovative Quantum start-ups, and set up one-to-one meetings with your colleagues, customers and suppliers. Until it’s safe to meet face to face, join us for a week long online event with your quantum peers to continue networking, learning and advancing the commercial adoption of Quantum technologies. Topics Include: Current status of Quantum computing Evaluation of different architectures Machine learning; optimisation; simulation International perspectives and investment Sensing & metrology applications Communications & cryptography, across QKD, PQC and RNG Preparing a Quantum ready organisation

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Virtual Quantum Collider Event
Mon., Jun. 15, 2020, 12:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
AFRL cordially invites you to the first ever Virtual Quantum Collider event on Monday 15 June 2020! This event is sponsored by Air Force Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Office (AF SBIR/STTR) to address technology requirements in four quantum sciences topic areas: (1) quantum timing, (2) quantum sensing, (3) quantum computing and processing and (4) quantum communications and networking. The Virtual Quantum Collider will bring together government, industry, academia, and the small business community as we explore pioneering quantum technologies. Presentations by government leaders will discuss this emerging technology and how its capabilities will revolutionize U.S. Air Force operations. This is an ideal opportunity to learn about quantum initiatives and innovations that are being developed for U.S. Air Force needs and interests. Questions? Please feel free to contact the AFRL Information Directorate SBIR/STTR Program Manager (POC) Ms. Denise Lee at denise.lee.1@us.af.mil.

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Playing with Grover's Algorithm w/Quantum Intuition
Mon., Jun. 15, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 175 -- Event is for the "Quantum Climber"

Speaker: Daniel Colomer, Quantum Intuition You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2knDbf4kzT3uzWo7iTJyw
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FREE edX course: Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation / A simple conceptual introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum computation.
BEGINS JUNE 15, 2020
About this course Quantum computation is a remarkable subject building on the great computational discovery that computers based on quantum mechanics are exponentially powerful. This course aims to make this cutting-edge material broadly accessible to undergraduate students, including computer science majors who do not have any prior exposure to quantum mechanics. The course starts with a simple introduction

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Tue, Jun 16
When the asymmetric cryptography will be outdated?
Tue., Jun. 16, 2020, 3:30am-5:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We expect the large quantum computers fully operational not only with hope but also with a great fear. The most famous algorithm for quantum computers, i.e. the Shore algorithm, will break the asymmetric cryptography algorithm called RSA in a few minutes instead of several centuries. In my presentation, I will present the RSA algorithm and other asymmetric cryptography algorithms as well as the role they play in the modern world. I will explain what tactics Shore proposed for the problem of factorization of integer numbers. And quantum computer scientists will already know how to proceed...

Speaker: Pawel Topa, Department of Computer Science, AGH Krakow
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QuantumTech Digital Week 12, 15-21 June; DAY 2
Tue., Jun. 16, 2020, 7:40am-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The purpose of the Quantum.Tech Digital Week is to continue to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum applications across industry, and to provide a global, annual meeting place for the Quantum ecosystem during these uncertain times. Now, more than ever, is the time to pull Quantum out of the research lab, and onto the shop floor. Enterprises need to understand the current status of the Quantum landscape, explore potential applications, and benchmark against competitors in their market. From June 15th – 19th, across a whole week (and 4 timezones!), you will be able to switch on your device and be in a room with all your Quantum colleagues from around the world. You’ll be able to listen to inspiring Keynotes, vigorous panel debates, message with each other, ask questions to the world’s leading Quantum experts, learn about the most innovative Quantum start-ups, and set up one-to-one meetings with your colleagues, customers and suppliers. Until it’s safe to meet face to face, join us for a week long online event with your quantum peers to continue networking, learning and advancing the commercial adoption of Quantum technologies. Topics Include: Current status of Quantum computing Evaluation of different architectures Machine learning; optimisation; simulation International perspectives and investment Sensing & metrology applications Communications & cryptography, across QKD, PQC and RNG Preparing a Quantum ready organisation

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Get Started with Quantum
Tue., Jun. 16, 2020, 9:00am-10:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
From developers, for developers. We are delighted to welcome IBM Quantum Ambassador Mark Mattingley-Scott as speaker! Here's what you can expect from our meetup: - Programming with Qiskit - Short introduction to quantum - IBM Q experience - Example walkthrough Register for a free IBM Cloud account here: https://ibm.biz/BdqKxF (no credit card required) About Mark Mattingley-Scott IBM Quantum Ambassador EMEA & AP In his 31 years at IBM Mark has developed several new business areas and transferred these into IBM’s services and solutions business. Since its inception in 2017, he has been a leading member of IBM’s Quantum Ambassador team. Mark currently teaches human & machine learning at the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück. He is a director of the Frankfurt Institute for New Media and a senior member of the IEEE, having founded the German chapter of the Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. He is the Chairman of the Big Data working group at BITKOM, the German IT and Telecommunication Industry Association. He is an active musician and radio amateur.

Speaker: Mark Mattingley-Scott, IBM Quantum Ambassador EMEA & AP
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Investment Landscapes of Quantum Information Science
Tue., Jun. 16, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Abstract: We will explore the investment landscape in Quantum Tech. Who are the investors? What are they looking for? And what trends do we see emerging. Bio: Andre is the Publisher and Chief Editor of the leading Quantum Tech business magazine. He is a guest author in a bestselling book on digital transformation and new technologies, and is currently writing a book on investing in DeepTech. As a speaker and expert he has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, live TV and stages from Las Vegas to Seoul with up to 40,000 in the audience. He is the CEO of Interference Advisors, the leading data provider & advisory firm on Quantum Tech. And the CEO of Entanglement Capital, an investment fund into Quantum Tech. With 25 years of business experience, Andre has been a strategy and technology consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs in both Europe and the USA. As well as to owners and operators of midsized services and manufacturing firms. He co-founded 3 new technology startups - spanning Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, NeuroHealth and SaaS - and mentored hundreds of others through General Assembly, the German Accelerator New York and other entrepreneurship programs. Andre studied Quantum Computing at MIT and holds a MBA in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a Masters in Business from ICN School of Management. He speaks English, German and French, and has competed in national small boat sailing championships.

Speaker: Andre M. Konig, Author, Speaker & Investor @ DeepTechs
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Wed, Jun 17
QuantumTech Digital Week 12, 15-21 June; DAY 3
Wed., Jun. 17, 2020, 7:40am-12:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The purpose of the Quantum.Tech Digital Week is to continue to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum applications across industry, and to provide a global, annual meeting place for the Quantum ecosystem during these uncertain times. Now, more than ever, is the time to pull Quantum out of the research lab, and onto the shop floor. Enterprises need to understand the current status of the Quantum landscape, explore potential applications, and benchmark against competitors in their market. From June 15th - 19th, across a whole week (and 4 timezones!), you will be able to switch on your device and be in a room with all your Quantum colleagues from around the world. You'll be able to listen to inspiring Keynotes, vigorous panel debates, message with each other, ask questions to the world’s leading Quantum experts, learn about the most innovative Quantum start-ups, and set up one-to-one meetings with your colleagues, customers and suppliers. Until it's safe to meet face to face, join us for a week long online event with your quantum peers to continue networking, learning and advancing the commercial adoption of Quantum technologies. Topics Include: Current status of Quantum computing Evaluation of different architectures Machine learning; optimisation; simulation International perspectives and investment Sensing & metrology applications Communications & cryptography, across QKD, PQC and RNG Preparing a Quantum ready organisation

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Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP)
Wed., Jun. 17, 2020, 9:31am-10:45am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 200 -- Event is for the "Quantum Climber" By employing quantum machine learning we do not directly encode the meanings of words, but instead construct a framework in which quantum states and processes learn their meanings directly from text. Could QNLP provide a way forward in the absence of QRAM?

Speaker: Konstantinos Meichanetzidis, Cambridge Quantum Computing, Inc.
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Quantum machine learning and PennyLane
Wed., Jun. 17, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum Machine Learning and PennyLane We are happy to announce that in three days Maria Schuld will be the guest of our QWebinar. She will give a lecture entitled "Quantum Machine Learning and PennyLane". Maria will talk about different aspects of “variational quantum machine learning algorithms”, including their role in the development of near-term quantum technologies, and its interpretation. QWebinar will take place at 18:00 (CEST), June 17, 2020. The event will be delivered as a zoom meeting, and we will send the invitations (by using Google calendar) only to the registered people. We will also broadcast the meeting on YouTube, the link of which will be shared by email.

Speaker: Maria Schuld
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Recording: [HERE]
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jun. 17, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Thu, Jun 18
The Advantages Quantum Computing can bring to Sequencing the Genome
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 6:00am-7:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this talk, Dr Koen Bertels will present the vision on Quantum Computing that the team has developed over several years of research on this topic. The main goal is that the team should work, in the first 5 to 10 years, on the development of a quantum accelerator. An accelerator is an added co-processing unit to a classical processor and that is specialised in executing and a solving a specific and important part of the overall software that is being executed. The main reason why we go in that direction is that the current qubit quality is still very unstable and generates a lot of errors. It will take the quantum physics community several years before they reach anything stable in terms of qubits. However, many more things are needed to arrive at any operational quantum accelerator. This basically means that we have to work on developing several layers to arrive at an executable implementation of such an accelerator. Dr Bertels will introduce one particular example on which his team is working, namely quantum-accelerated algorithms for genomics. DNA Sequencing and Analysis is the main instrument that any medical doctor will need from this moment till several decades from now. Any medical diagnosis and even the development of medication will be based on every individual’s genetic profile. We have started working on DNA sequences and we go down to the execution of the algorithm on a classical processor combined with a quantum accelerator. The top layer is the quantum algorithm that describes what the logic is that needs to be applied such that a digital/quantum storage of the DNA can be processed. To this purpose, we extend the programming language such that the mathematical and other language operations are available for execution. The input part of the language OpenQL is a C++-derived language but can also be Python. That compiler translates that code in cQASM, common Quantum Assembly. That cQASM is then used by the micro-architecture which will interact with the quantum simulator to execute every quantum specific operation, such as the Hadamard gate or the CNOT-gate. The QX-simulator receives the quantum operations, including on which qubits they have to be performed, and will return the result to the micro-architecture for further processing of the quantum algorithm.

Speaker: Dr Koen Bertels
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Recording: [HERE]
QuantumTech Digital Week 12, 15-21 June; DAY 4
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 7:30am-12:20pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The purpose of the Quantum.Tech Digital Week is to continue to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum applications across industry, and to provide a global, annual meeting place for the Quantum ecosystem during these uncertain times. Now, more than ever, is the time to pull Quantum out of the research lab, and onto the shop floor. Enterprises need to understand the current status of the Quantum landscape, explore potential applications, and benchmark against competitors in their market. From June 15th to 19th, across a whole week (and 4 timezones!), you will be able to switch on your device and be in a room with all your Quantum colleagues from around the world. You’ll be able to listen to inspiring Keynotes, vigorous panel debates, message with each other, ask questions to the world’s leading Quantum experts, learn about the most innovative Quantum start-ups, and set up one-to-one meetings with your colleagues, customers and suppliers. Until it’s safe to meet face to face, join us for a week long online event with your quantum peers to continue networking, learning and advancing the commercial adoption of Quantum technologies. Topics Include: Current status of Quantum computing Evaluation of different architectures Machine learning; optimisation; simulation International perspectives and investment Sensing & metrology applications Communications & cryptography, across QKD, PQC and RNG Preparing a Quantum ready organisation

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Quantum-proofing your organisation: 5 steps to Quantum-Safe Security
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 10:00am-10:45am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Data is an organisation’s most precious asset. It’s the root of almost all business decisions and often represents a company’s competitive advantage - it can’t be outsourced. Making data secure is therefore paramount. The quantum era is coming and will bring a totally new paradigm, which has deep implications already today. Getting prepared must be considered as a journey. Every step completed adds a layer of trust and preparedness. You may think that starting your journey towards Quantum-Safe Security is a complex, lengthy and costly process. In fact, it’s simpler than you think. Our experts will share 5 key steps you can take to make your organisation quantum-safe. They’ll also show you how to prepare for the post-quantum era by adding a quantum layer to your network, without changing your whole infrastructure, improving the TCO & ROI of your existing encryption solution.

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Can quantum technologies grant us immortality?
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 10:00am-11:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum technologies and healthcare: World renowned experts to discuss the opportunities of improving life expectancy and quality of well-being via quantum technologies The Russian Quantum Center, the Roscongress Foundation and Rosatom are proud to announce the third international online discussion within the framework of «Quantum of the Future». «Quantum of the Future» is a series of open sessions dedicated to quantum computing, quantum communications and complete data security, as well as applications of quantum technologies in healthcare. The third discussion, titled «Can quantum technologies grant us immortality?», will be held 18th June at 5pm Moscow time on the Roscongress Foundation’s website and YouTube channel. Moderating the event will be Ruslan Yunusov, who is heading Rosatom’s project to build a quantum computer in Russia. Viewers will be able to put forward their questions during the stream or in advance of the programme by writing to lis@rqc.ru. «Quantum sensors are a very promising technology that is based on the high sensitivity of quantum systems,» explains Ruslan Yunusov, «therefore, with the help of such sensors one can measure the temperature of each individual cell. Five years ago, Harvard scientists proved that the temperature of cancer cells is higher than the temperature of healthy cells. Quantum sensors can identify and help destroy malignant cells without affecting the healthy ones. And this is just one example of implementing quantum technology into healthcare.» Speakers at the online discussion: Otmar Wiestler, President of The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the largest scientific organization in Germany, Chairman and scientific member of the Foundation Board of the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ); Gleb Sukhorukov, specialist in the field of physical chemistry, Professor at Queen Mary University of London (UK), Professor at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, was named among top-10 world-known scientists of Russian origin by Forbes in 2011; Antonio Malgaroli, Full Professor of Physiology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Italy), undertakes studies about how the brain works; Vittorio Sebastiano, Assistant Professor at Stanford Medicine (USA), explores the rejuvenation of the cells; David Verdesi, anthopologist and author of the Superhuman methodology based on the research of world religions and the latest discoveries in quantum physics and neurobiology; Maksim Ostras, head of the «M-Granat» project that specializes in developing ultra-sensitive magnetic field sensors for applications in medicine. The programme is being supported by MKR Media and the Friends for Leadership business initiative in partnership with PGBgroup2.0 and popular science publication N+1. The first meetup titled «Quantum computing: Answers to Global Challenges» occurred 4th June. The participants discussed how our day-to-day lives would soon change dramatically thanks to quantum technology. The second meetup titled «Quantum communications: absolutely secured future» occurred 11th June. World-renowned scientists as well as business associates weighed on the topic of quantum cryptography and fully protected communication. Broadcasts and summary are available on the Roscongress Foundation website by the link. The fourth discussion, titled «Quantum Technology Markets: Who Is Investing and Why?» is scheduled for 25th June. The list of speakers for this discussion is currently being updated and will be announced in due course on the Roscongress Foundation website, and the News section of the Russian Quantum Center website. We also invite you to learn more about the advancement of quantum technology in Russia and worldwide from the lectures on RQC’s official YouTube channel.

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Recording: [HERE]
A Fermi gas of polar molecules from 3D to 2D
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum degenerate gases of polar molecules provide a new platform for quantum science [1]. A Fermi gas of KRb molecules is fully thermalized with atom-molecule interactions and characterized using thermometry based on suppressed density fluctuations [2]. To demonstrate the full potential of strong dipolar interactions in the molecular gas, we apply external electric fields to explore the exciting interplay between molecular interaction dynamics and dissipation. By confining KRb to two dimensional optical traps with a perpendicular electric field [3], we demonstrate greatly enhanced elastic collisions with strong suppression of inelastic loss, with their ratio reaching 100. The favorable 2D dipolar interactions have led to rapid thermalization and evaporation of molecules.

Speaker: jun ye, JILA, NIST and University of Colorado, Boulder — Colorado — U.S.A.
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Strategies for Quantum-Ready Enterprise
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 12:45pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

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PQI2020 Week 1: Quantum Materials
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Who: Jeremy Levy, Amir Yacoby, Sara Majetich When: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:30pm Jeremy Levy, UPitt, “Correlated Nanoelectronics: The Next Dimension” Amir Yacoby, Harvard University, “Quantum Sensing Of Quantum Materials” Sara Majetich, CMU, “TBD” The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. Watch live on our YouTube channel and submit questions through the YouTube livechat. https://youtu.be/M4EPQAysOqY

Speaker: Sara Majetich, CMU
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Introduction to Robust Control
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 4:00pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Why don’t we have useful quantum computers yet? What limits their performance? How can I practically improve the performance of today’s imperfect hardware for my application? If you’re interested in the answers to these questions, please join us at the next Q-CTRL webinar ‘Robust control: efficiently improving the performance of today’s quantum computers’. We will dive deeper into the topic of robust quantum control, providing an introduction to the practical hardware challenges facing quantum computing today and a discussion of how robust control can help address them. The webinar will include a coding tutorial with BOULDER OPAL demonstrating how to improve the performance of a cloud quantum computer. Dr. Michael Hush Head of Quantum Science and Engineering at Q-CTRL. Dr Andre Carvalho Lead of Quantum Professional Services at Q-CTRL. Register now YOU WILL LEARN: How noise and instabilities limit the performance of state-of-the-art quantum computers - in the lab and the cloud. What robust control is and how it allows today’s imperfect hardware to perform better. How to use BOULDER OPAL to create robust control solutions that can be reliably deployed on quantum computers, including IBM Q through OpenPulse. What improvements to quantum algorithm performance you can expect by using robust control.

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Quantum Calling
Thu., Jun. 18, 2020, 5:00pm-6:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Speaker Bio: Alba Cervera-Lierta is a postdoctoral fellow in Alan Aspuru-Guzik's group (Matterlab) at the University of Toronto. She obtained her PhD at Universitat de Barcelona, where she received a Physics degree and a masters in Astrophysics and Particle Physics. She won the first "Teach Me QISKit" prize, awarded by the IBM Q team. She currently works on the discovery of novel quantum algorithms and the development of computational tools for quantum computing. Personal webpage: https://albacl.github.io/ Abstract: The 20th century began with the discovery of quantum physics. In the middle of the century, the quantum properties of matter began to be exploited to develop devices such as the transistor, the laser or the GPS. Now, in the early 21st century, technological developments are making it possible to control individual quantum systems, allowing us to witness a second quantum revolution. This revolution raises new paradigms in fields such as communication, metrology or computing. The latter, quantum computing, has recently made great strides in part thanks to the investment of large corporations such as Google or IBM. Despite all its potential, quantum computing is still in its infancy. To overcome the challenges, both experimental and theoretical, the collaboration of all kinds of people from different fields will be necessary. The aim of this talk is to explain the "state of the art" of quantum computing and a call for collaboration between different branches of knowledge to exploit this new technology. Schedule: 5:00 - 5:10 - opening messaging/introduction 5:10 - 5:45 - speaker's keynote presentation 5:45 - 6:00 - open floor for questions directed to the speaker

Speaker: Alba Cervera-Lierta, postdoctoral fellow, Matterlab at the University of Toronto
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Fri, Jun 19
QuantumTech Digital Week 12, 15-21 June; DAY 1
Fri., Jun. 19, 2020, 7:35am-12:20pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The purpose of the Quantum.Tech Digital Week is to continue to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum applications across industry, and to provide a global, annual meeting place for the Quantum ecosystem during these uncertain times. Now, more than ever, is the time to pull Quantum out of the research lab, and onto the shop floor. Enterprises need to understand the current status of the Quantum landscape, explore potential applications, and benchmark against competitors in their market. From June 15th - 19th, across a whole week (and 4 timezones!), you will be able to switch on your device and be in a room with all your Quantum colleagues from around the world. You’ll be able to listen to inspiring Keynotes, vigorous panel debates, message with each other, ask questions to the world’s leading Quantum experts, learn about the most innovative Quantum start-ups, and set up one-to-one meetings with your colleagues, customers and suppliers. Until it’s safe to meet face to face, join us for a week long online event with your quantum peers to continue networking, learning and advancing the commercial adoption of Quantum technologies. Topics Include: Current status of Quantum computing Evaluation of different architectures Machine learning; optimisation; simulation International perspectives and investment Sensing & metrology applications Communications & cryptography, across QKD, PQC and RNG Preparing a Quantum ready organisation

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IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jun. 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
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Sat, Jun 20
Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jun. 20, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Sun, Jun 21
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Jun. 21, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
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Mon, Jun 22
Formal Verification of Quantum Programs
Mon., Jun. 22, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
State-of-the-art quantum programming languages allow users to design and implement sophisticated quantum algorithms in terms of low-level primitives---circuits, unitary gates, and measurement. Such programs are difficult to debug using classical methods like benchmarking and unit testing because we cannot look inside a quantum computer to find out what went wrong in a quantum computation. Simulating quantum algorithms on classical computers is useful for small cases but intractable in general. So then how can we make sure that a quantum program is implementing the algorithm it is supposed to? In this talk I will discuss how to use formal verification to prove the correctness of unbounded quantum circuits using QWIRE (https://github.com/inQWIRE/QWIRE), a small but expressive language for quantum circuits embedded in the Coq proof assistant. In QWIRE we can write programs, specify their correctness with respect to standard mathematical models, and prove that our implementations satisfy these specifications. I will illustrate several sorts of properties that one might want to verify using examples, and discuss some of the design decisions and trade-offs that go into any verification project.

Speaker: Jennifer Paykin, Galois
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Tue, Jun 23
First Meetup: Hmm... What is Quantum Computing? (For Totally Beginners)
Tue., Jun. 23, 2020, 8:00am-9:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Hi People, Finally... This is our first meetup for this group. It was planned to be in March 2020, however due to COVID-19 situation we may need to adjust the scheduling as well and on how we do the meetup. Please join us on this session, especially for those who really wants to know what is Quantum Computing and how significant for us to learn about it from now. This introductory to quantum computing session will be done by me (Riza) which I'm a software developers who learn Q# instead of a PhD on physics 😁. So, we are totally beginners in this as well. Let's join for this opportunity and prospectus journey and let's learn together. This event is an online event and will be live stream on YouTube. We will update the YouTube link a week before the event. Make sure you tune in. Thank you.

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Quantum Natural Language Processing
Tue., Jun. 23, 2020, 2:00pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Konstantinos Meichanetzidis will present his work on Quantum Natural Language Processing at our June 23 meetup, starting at 2 pm US-Eastern, 7 pm BST. Sentences belonging to a natural language obey the rules of grammar. Remarkably, compositional grammar models, such as that based on pregroups, are described by mathematics that is structurally similar to that of quantum theory and by extension quantum computing. Upon this observation, the DisCoCat model of natural language semantics was built. In this model, word-meanings are represented as states, and grammar plays the role of a process that outputs the meaning of the whole sentence from the interaction of the meanings of the individual words. This framework can be interpreted in the context of quantum computation, with quantum states encoding the meanings of words and grammar is an appropriate sequence of measurements that create correlations between the words. In this way, the meaning of a sentence can be prepared as a quantum state. As prototype programmable quantum computers are available today, we show a quantum machine learning inspired construction which allows us to perform elementary NLP tasks such as sentence classification and a simple form of question answering. Konstantinos Meichanetzidis is a postdoctoral researcher supported by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, based at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and a Scientific Advisor for Cambridge Quantum Computing. My interests lie at the intersection of quantum many-body physics, quantum computing, and theoretical computer science. I am interested in diagrammatic methods as a common language that allows the transfer of theoretical results and practical methods between seemingly disparate fields of research.

Speaker: Konstantinos Meichanetzidis, Cambridge Quantum Computing
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Create A Quantum Game
Tue., Jun. 23, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this workshop, we will play with Qiskit on the IBM Quantum Experience, and think about what interesting things we can do with even the simplest quantum gates. Following a long tradition from throughout the history of computing, we'll think about how we can become familiar with the new technology by making simple games. Specifically, we'll have a live coding session to procedurally generate quantum games landscapes using a single qubit. It will be hosted by Dr. James Wootton. Dr. James Wootton received his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2010, for work on topologically ordered systems and their use for quantum computing. He then worked on topological quantum error correcting codes at the University of Basel until 2018, when he joined the Quantum Technologies group at IBM Research – Zurich. Since 2016, he has been involved in outreach activities, aiming to help the public get involved in quantum computing. This began with Decodoku, a citizen science project supported by the University of Basel and the NCCR QSIT. The release of the IBM Q Experience and Qiskit then provided a new focus for this outreach work, culminating in a Basel–IBM collaboration to create the educational mobile game “Hello Quantum”.

Speaker: Dr. James Wootton
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A Young "Quantumer's" Journey from High School to Zapata
Tue., Jun. 23, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Talk abstract: Tanisha will dive deep into her journey in the quantum computing field starting out as a high school student to working at Zapata Computing, a leading quantum software company. She'll be discussing how to start your career in quantum computing even without a relevant education background. She has been passionate about quantum machine learning for the past year, she will also discuss the intersections of AI and quantum computing, her work that won CES Young Innovators to Watch Award, the future of this research field and opportunities for people interested in getting started in this field. Tanisha's bio: I'm an Innovator at The Knowledge Society, working to solve the world’s hardest problems using quantum computing. I've completed the world’s first quantum computing hackathon, programmed quantum computers with software from Google, Microsoft and IBM, and attended the first quantum computing course at the University of Toronto, researching quantum machine learning. I've interned with Microsoft and Interac, was the recipient of the CES Young Innovators to Watch Award, was featured in the Globe and Mail for Women in STEM issue and often called upon to speak at international conferences, including in Las Vegas, Dubai and Spain. I am a fellow on EY's Think Tank EYQ discussing the future of industries and major disruptions by technologies like quantum computing. I'm now working on doing quantum machine learning research at Zapata Computing, a startup founded out of Harvard.

Speaker: Tanisha Bassan, Zapata & recipient of the CES Young Innovators to Watch Award
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Basics of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning
Tue., June 23, 2020, 11:00pm-12:00am (GMT-4) [Start time local timezone converter]
As part of SGInnovate's Developers Meetup series, we are reaching out to developers who want to share their knowledge and expertise on various technologies. Whether you are a budding or experienced developer, or just curious, come explore the realm of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning with these insightful presentations by developers! Date: 24 June 2020, Wednesday Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (UTC +8) Programme: 11:00am – 12:00pm: Introduction to Quantum Computing through TensorFlow Quantum and Cirq by Archana Iyer, Graduate Research Student, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Women Who Code Leadership Fellow Uncover the basics of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning from a developer's standpoint. Set your fundamentals straight by learning about Quantum Computing circuits, qubits and their behaviour. Discover the major players in the market and their accessibility to developers, with a highlight on recent developments in Quantum Supremacy by Google. Following the brief introduction to Quantum Computing, delve into Quantum Machine Learning by exploring how to create Quantum circuits using Cirq, as well as creating hybrid Quantum-classical neural networks using TensorFlow Quantum. Exploring Horizons of Quantum Machine Learning by Kishor Bharti, Theoretical Physicist, Centre for Quantum Technologies One of the desired outcomes of Quantum Machine Learning (QML) is to perform Machine Learning more efficiently. Discover from a researcher's point of view into the meaning of QML, its motivations and the pioneering contributions in this area. Learn about the practical and foundational implications of QML in science and society, and the many challenges and unanswered questions which the QML field faces. Speaker’s Profile: Archana Iyer, Graduate Research Student, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Women Who Code Leadership Fellow Archana is a graduate research student at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is a Women Who Code Leadership Fellow. Her area of research covers the application of deep learning techniques to smart grids. As a part of her study, Archana utilises various Google frameworks, tools and hardware. Her expertise includes TensorFlow, TFLite, Colab, TPU and Edge TPU board. As a course instructor for Udacity's "AI for Edge IoT Nanodegree", she teaches her students how to choose the right hardware when deploying their model at the edge. Archana has also contributed to many women in tech organisations and is passionate about conducting talks, workshops and being a mentor to budding developers. Kishor Bharti, Theoretical Physicist, Centre for Quantum Technologies Kishor is a theoretical physicist working at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT). He has a keen interest in Quantum Machine Learning, combinatorial optimisation and Quantum information. His research works have been published in high-impact journals such as Physical Review Letters. He also leads CQT's Quantum Machine Learning journal club, where they discuss findings from around the world.

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Wed, Jun 24
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
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Quantum-Safe Security solutions for banking & financial institutions
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 10:00am-10:45am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Banks and financial institutions have some of the most demanding industry IT requirements. They need to ensure real-time availability of data for banking transactions and applications, while at the same time protecting sensitive client and proprietary information. In addition, they are subject to increasing levels of ever more stringent compliance and regulatory requirements. In this webinar, we look at quantum tech’s growth and its role in cybersecurity. We also answer key questions about the impact on financial institutions, why you should start preparing today and the benefits of getting ready. Getting prepared must be considered as a journey. Every step completed adds a layer of trust and preparedness. You may think that starting your journey towards Quantum-Safe Security is a complex, lengthy and costly process. In fact, it’s simpler than you think. Our experts will also show you how to prepare for the post-quantum era by adding a quantum layer to your network, without changing your whole infrastructure, improving the TCO & ROI of your existing encryption solution. You will also discover how the combination of ID Quantique’s technologies resulted in the Quantum vault, an ultra-secure digital asset custody project designed with the Mt Pelerin Bank.

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The 3rd series of seminars organized by QRST. Speakers: Maria Schuld (Xanadu/University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Nathan Lacroix (qudev, ETH).
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum Research Seminars Toronto consist of two 30 min talks about some Quantum Computation topic. Seminars are given by high-level quantum computing researchers with the focus on disseminating their research among other researchers from this field. We encourage to attend researchers regardless of their experience as well as graduate and undergraduate students with particular interest in this field. Basic notions on quantum computing are assumed, but no expertise in any particular subject of this field. In this 3rd series of seminars, the speakers will be Maria Schuld (Xanadu/University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Nathan Lacroix (Quantum Device Lab, ETH). Their talks are titled "How to distinguish ants from bees on near-term quantum computers" and "Continuous gate-sets for variational quantum algorithms", respectively. We will send a Zoom link to those who register for this event 2 days, 2 hours and 10 min before the event starts. The event recording, slides and chat history will be published in our Youtube channel and sent to the registered participants. Looking forward to seeing you all! Talk 1: How to distinguish ants from bees on near-term quantum computers A popular approach to machine learning with quantum computers is to interpret the quantum device as a machine learning model that loads input data and produces predictions. By optimizing the quantum circuit, the "quantum model" can be trained like a neural network. This talk will present a new approach to design and understand these types of quantum models. The basic idea is to find a quantum representation of data so that different classes are embedded as quantum states that are "far away" from each other. Discriminating measurements are used to produce optimal predictions. The framework is similar in spirit to "metric learning" strategies in classical machine learning, and links quantum machine learning to the well-known problem of quantum state distrimination. Ref: https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.03622 About the speaker: Dr. Maria Schuld is a researcher at the Toronto-based quantum machine learning start-up Xanadu, as well as at the Big Data and Informatics Flagship of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. She received her PhD degree in 2017 for her contributions to the intersection of quantum computing and machine learning. Maria co-authored the book "Supervised Learning with Quantum Computers" (Springer, 2018), and is especially passionate about promoting emerging technologies on the African continent. Talk 2: Continuous gate-sets for variational quantum algorithms Variational quantum algorithms are believed to be promising for solving computationally hard problems and are often comprised of repeated layers of quantum gates. An example thereof is the quantum approximate optimization algorithm (QAOA), an approach to solve combinatorial optimization problems on noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) systems. Gaining computational power from QAOA critically relies on the mitigation of errors during the execution of the algorithm, which for coherence-limited operations is achievable by reducing the gate count. Here, we demonstrate an improvement of up to a factor of 3 in algorithmic performance as measured by the success probability, by implementing a continuous hardware-efficient gate set using superconducting quantum circuits. This gate set allows us to perform the phase separation step in QAOA with a single physical gate for each pair of qubits instead of decomposing it into two CZ-gates and single-qubit gates. With this reduced number of physical gates, which scales with the number of layers employed in the algorithm, we experimentally investigate the circuit-depth-dependent performance of QAOA applied to exact-cover problem instances mapped onto three and seven qubits, using up to a total of 399 operations and up to 9 layers. Our results demonstrate that the use of continuous gate sets may be a key component in extending the impact of near-term quantum computers. Ref: https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.05275 About the speaker: Nathan Lacroix joined the Quantum Device Lab during the Spring Semester 2019. His work focuses on developing detection schemes for large scale quantum computing using superconducting qubits.

Speaker: Nathan Lacroix, Quantum Device Lab
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Recording: [HERE]
QUANTUM CYBER WEBINAR
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum computing offers a more sophisticated computing model that has significantly increased computer power, is faster, and will lend itself to a Quantum-Smart workforce. Do you want your data to be safe and protected in ten or twenty years from now? Would you like a faster computing process in place to prevent attacks on data? Will Quantum computer threaten the current encryption infrastructure? What are the plans for using Quantum in the pilots today and in the future. If you would like answers to these questions, join the ACT-IAC Quantum educational webinar that will provide an overview of Quantum, what it is used for today, what the barriers are to Quantum Innovation and how to “experiment” with it today. Objectives: This is a learning, sharing and understanding webinar to further educate government, industry and academia on the power of Quantum. Keynote Speakers: Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer and Director, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy R. Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, and Executive Director, Quantum Industry Coalition Panelists: Moderator: Jason M. Porter, VP of Emerging Technology Practice Lead, CGI Federal Susie Adams, Federal Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Gabe Chang, Quantum Ambassador, U.S. Federal IBM Lily Chen, Cryptographic Technology Group Manager, Computer Security Division, National Institute for Standards Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce Jim Gable, President, Bra-Ket Science Brandon Rodenburg, Quantum Information Science Group, The Mitre Corporation Claire Vishik, Senior Director, Trusted Technologies, Intel

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Quantum in Financial Services - Exponential Opportunities: Today and in the Future
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 11:45am-1:15pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum technologies have the potential to dramatically transform numerous industries including Financial Services. We will examine the potential impact in the Short, Medium and the Long term across all parts of Financial Services, including retail & corporate banking, asset management and investment banking. We will then examine some of the specific use cases that are possible with today's technologies, what you can do to generate value from early stage Quantum Technology today and how you can prepare to be a winner in the Quantum revolution. WHEN: June 24, 2020 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM EDT WHO IS THIS FOR? Business & Thought Leaders: Leverage game changing tech. Professionals & Students: Learn about the industry and where the opportunities are. THE SPEAKER: Vishal Shete Head of Quantum and Senior Manager Sia Partners, UK Vishal leads the Quantum Commercialization practice at Sia Partners. They create value by solving some of the world’s toughest challenges with Disruptive Technologies such as Quantum / Quantum Inspired Solutions. They help leading corporates (especially in Financial Services & Healthcare) understand possibilities, develop strategies and generate value from adopting Quantum Technologies. They also help the world’s premier technology firms understand the most valuable problems they need to be addressing with their in-house IP in Quantum. They are developing commercially viable businesses through applying near-term Quantum technologies in Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Energy.

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Simulating Quantum State and Computations with Kubernetes
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 12:00pm-1:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We're excited to host our first industrial R&D talk from JP Morgan Chase, Simulating Quantum State and Computations with Kubernetes Quantum Systems have state that evolves according to simple transformations. We will define a domain for Quantum Computing in the Go language, and show an implementation of a simulator on top of Kubernetes. Quantum Computing practitioners use simulators more than they do real quantum computers. We will see that quantum state and quantum gates map perfectly to the paradigm of distributed computing. We will also show a quantum state visualizer and real life examples based on some of our papers and contributions to the Qiskit framework. Vitaliy Dorum is a software engineer at JPMorgan Chase, specializing in distributed computing and software-defined networks. Constantin Gonciulea is a Distinguished Engineer at JPMorgan Chase and leads the Advanced Computing team in Consumer & Community Banking. It is tomorrow, Wednesday June 24th, at 9am PDT/12noon EDT/17:00 GMT/18:00 CEST. We're honored to hear opening remarks from Sebastain Hassinger, Director of the Academics Partnerships for Quantum Computing at IBM. Here's the Zoom link: https://chief.sc/qc2-zoom We'll start with introductions, as usual. There will be only one talk, followed by general discussion and "Unconference" -- everyone is welcome to propose a lightning talk. Some folks used the RSVP to do so, which we'll use as a starting point to invite speakers, and we also have a signup sheet: https://chief.sc/qc2-unconference The links are also on the main site, https://quantum.sv. Please add your proposed talk, or an idea of a talk you want to hear, there.

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Join the Quantum Revolution
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this webinar, I will present my efforts as a “global quantum ambassador” and the resulting benefits, as well as how these activities led to the creation of my company QURECA. I will also provide an introductory overview of quantum technologies around the world (national programs, sectors involved, and the global distribution of start-ups in the field). Finally, I will discuss the different opportunities for anyone willing to take their professional paths within the field of quantum technologies, and how QURECA can help to take part in the quantum revolution. Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez spent several years working for Airbus as an aerospace engineer, before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD in quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following discussions with the different quantum stakeholders she had over the last years, Araceli identified the need to bridge the gap between businesses and academia, as well as to raise the quantum awareness to the general public. Continuing her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the OSA Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting fellowship in 2019. Araceli founded her own company called QURECA to create a link between the different stakeholders in the quantum community, and generate global opportunities with quantum technologies.

Speaker: Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez
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From Passion to Action: Levers and Tools for Making Physics Inclusive and Equitable
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Webinar Agenda 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Panel 3:00 - 3:15 PM: Break 3:15 - 4:00 PM: Q&A Host Dr. Kate Kirby (CEO, APS) Moderator Prof. Lisa Randall (Harvard University) Panelists Prof. S. James Gates, Jr. (Brown University & APS President-Elect) Arlene Modeste Knowles (AIP, Team UP Project Manager) Prof. Philip W. Phillips (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Prof. Mel Sabella (Chicago State University & AAPT Past President) Farrah Simpson (Brown University, NSBP Board Student Representative & Graduate Student) Q&A Facilitators Prof. Stephon Alexander (Brown University & NSBP President) Prof. Lisa Randall (Harvard University) Sponsored by: American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, National Society of Black Physicists, American Institute of Physics, African American Women in Physics, and BSM PANDEMIC Seminar Series

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Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Practical QC: Running Quantum Circuits on the IBM Quantum Experience
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this meetup we will focus on quantum gates and intro-level quantum algorithms. We will explore some of the mathematics that describe two-state quantum systems and the operators that evolve these systems. From there, we will dive into the IBM Quantum Experience where we will run quantum gates and algorithms on actual quantum computers. If you have not previously registered with the IBM Quantum Experience and would like to participate in the walkthrough, please be sure to create an account before the meetup by visiting https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/login . No previous background in QC is required, but if you are interested in reading up on some of the topics we will be discussing, the following are great resources: https://qiskit.org/textbook/ch-states/introduction.html https://quantum.country/qcvc

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Quantum Machine Learning (QML)
Wed., Jun. 24, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum information processing is a new computing paradigm which promised to disrupt many applications across various industries. In this talk I briefly explain the importance of quantum computing, specifically the reason behind the need for such a computing paradigm. I then discuss the application of quantum computing in machine learning, and explain why and when we should expect to see a breakthrough in quantum machine learning. BIO: Ehsan is a senior machine learning scientist at 1QBit, with expertise in both classical and quantum machine learning. At 1QBit, he has led research and client projects in a variety of different industries. Ehsan holds a Physics’ PhD from the University of Calgary with the focus on quantum information processing. In his PhD studies he devised machine learning algorithms for the design of quantum logic gates. After completing his doctorate degree, he continued his research at University of Calgary as a postdoctoral fellow.

Speaker: Ehsan Zahedinejad, Quantum Machine Learning Lead at 1QBit
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YQI x Qiskit - Quantum Hackathon: Community Summer Jam
Event time: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:00pm Location: Online see map Event description: YQI partnered with IBM and the Qiskit team to host a digital a Qiskit Hackathon Summer Jam from June 24 to July 1. A hackathon is a focused, multi-day event where participants work collaboratively to create code-based projects. We aim to bring people from a diverse set of backgrounds, including applied physics and physics, computer science, chemistry, and the arts together to explore improvements and applications of near-term quantum devices. This Summer Jam focuses on learning what quantum computers are and how to use them. Using Python, your team will have full week (allowing you to still take care of their other responsibilities) to develop anything from quantum games to quantum circuits to quantum algorithms. You will have the opportunity to run your programs on IBM’s quantum processors. IBMers will be available through Slack or video call to act as coaches and mentors during the whole Summer Jam to make sure you are never stuck and keep the projects fun. Rules • The winning team will get awarded a $500 cash prize. • Team should be composed of 5 participants max. We recommended a minimum size of 3 participants. We created an online spreadsheet to help you organize your team and find members. • This Hackathon is open to everyone (high school students, college student, graduate and postdocs…) – not just quantum experts. Only requirements are you need to be at least 16 years old and currently living in the US. You do not need to be affiliated with YQI or Yale to take part. This event is open to the Yale and New Haven Communities at large. • Hackathons will occurs all over the US at the same time, but you will only compete against the other teams within our community (New England, or just Yale/New Haven if there are enough teams sign ups), so you also have a chance to earn bragging rights, or even meet new friends! Registration opens on June 17th. Hackathons begin on June 24th and will end on July 1st.

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Thu, Jun 25
Advanced techniques for characterising multi-photon quantum interference and entanglement
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 10:00am-10:45am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this webinar, we will cover advanced techniques to characterise multi-photon quantum interference and entanglement in an actual experiment using integrated photonics. You will learn how IDQ’s technology can be used to simplify this task immensely and provide the necessary specifications to get optimal results.

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Atomic photoionization using attosecond pulses
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Since the beginning of the millennium, physicists know how to generate pulses of light of attosecond duration [1], thus gaining access to this incredibly short time scale. In this presentation, we will show how attosecond pulses bring new light on ultrafast electron dynamics in atomic photoionization. We use attosecond pulse trains together with a weak infrared probe to measure both amplitude and phase of photoionization matrix elements. Our method, which combines high temporal and spectral resolution [2], allows us to gain new insights on photoionization dynamics, including electron correlation and spin flip induced by spin-orbit interaction. In another experiment, we characterize an electron wavepacket near an autoionizing resonance in helium using a Wigner representation [3], and retrieve the corresponding time-dependent density matrix.

Speaker: anne l'huillier, Lund University, Lund — Sweden
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Quantum technology markets: who invests and why?
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Who Invests Into Quantum Technologies: Top Companies’ Leaders To Discuss Quantum Technology Markets And Their Impact On Global Economy The Roscongress Foundation, The Russian Quantum Center, and State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom are proud to announce the fourth international online discussion within the framework of «Quantum of the Future». «Quantum of the Future» is a series of open sessions dedicated to quantum computing, quantum communications and complete data security, as well as applications of quantum technologies in healthcare, banking and other sectors of economy. The fourth discussion, titled «Quantum Technology Markets: Who is Investing And Why?», will be held 25th June at 6pm Moscow time on the Roscongress Foundation’s website and YouTube channel, as well as RQC’s official YouTube channel. The leaders of Google, Rigetti and Airbus, as well as the Skolkovo Foundation and Gazprombank, with the participation of the head of the European Quantum Program, will discuss on air the primary markets of quantum technologies, the creation of startups and existing companies in the field of quantum sensors, communications and computing. The participants will also touch on the importance of large international quantum programs and their role in promoting high-tech commercial products based on quantum effects. Moderator of the event will be Ruslan Yunusov, who is heading Rosatom’s project to build a quantum computer in Russia. All speakers will participate in the discussion remotely via Zoom, and viewers will be able to put forward their questions during the stream or in advance of the programme by writing to lis@rqc.ru. Speakers at the fourth online discussion (25th June, 6pm): Hartmut Neven, Engineering Director at Google, a founder and manager of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence lab — center on creating the quantum processors and developing novel quantum algorithms, leader of several other technological areas; Thierry Botter, Head of Airbus Blue Sky (Airbus), a strategic advisor in European Commission on Quantum Technologies; Tommaso Calarco, one of the authors and leaders of the European program for the development of quantum technologies Quantum Flagship with a budget of 3 billion euros, Professor at Jülich Research Center; Dmitry Zauers, Deputy Chairman of Gazprombank; Arkady Dvorkovich, President of Skolkovo Foundation. All speakers’ photos in high resolution are available for download here. «Both countries’ governments (for example, the USA, China, UK, Russia, Singapore, Australia, India and Japan) and private companies (for example, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Alibaba, Amazon) invest in quantum technologies. In addition, research groups at leading universities form various spin-offs and startups that attract significant investments,» explains Ruslan Yunusov. «for example, ID Quantique, whose deal with Korean telecommunications company SK Telecom is valued at $130 million, has grown from a research group at the University of Geneva. There are plenty of cases like this, and they are happening all over the world. This is a global competition that takes place at all levels.» The programme is being supported by MKR Media and the Friends for Leadership business initiative in partnership with PGBgroup2.0 and online science magazine N+1. The first session titled «Quantum computing: Answers to Global Challenges» occurred 4th June. The participants discussed how our day-to-day lives would soon change dramatically thanks to quantum technology. The second session titled «Quantum Communications: Absolutely Secured Future» occurred 11th June. World-renowned scientists as well as business associates weighed on the topic of quantum cryptography and fully protected communication. The third session titled «Can Quantum Technologies Give Us Immortality?» occurred 18th June. The participants discussed the opportunities of improving life expectancy and quality of well-being via quantum technologies. Video recordings and summaries of previous sessions are available on the Roscongress Foundation website. We also invite you to learn more about the advancement of quantum technology in Russia and worldwide from the lectures on RQC’s official YouTube channel.

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Recording: [HERE]
Zapata live discussion: Squeezing more out of NISQ devices
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Today's NISQ devices have their limitations when trying to outpace classical computations. The bottleneck is the number of statistical samples required to measure the quantum computer. For valuable problems, the number of samples, and hence time, needed for sufficiently accurate estimates is prohibitively large. This has been referred to as the "measurement problem". Our proposed solution to the measurement problem aims to maximize the rate of information gain during the sampling process - it's like trying to squeeze the most juice out of an orange. Feel free to invite a friend a colleague!

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Quantum Stammtisch
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 1:00pm-1:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum London's trying something new. Feel free to join in the experiment. Going back to out 2019 roots we're going to try a virtual chat around all the things we don't understand and need expert insight on. To keep things sane we're going to only have a few of us speaking and the rest listening and posing thoughts via chat messages. Let's see how it works - could be absolutely great, or total chaos.... For this maiden run we'll start with a max of five speaking roles, including Em, Paolo and Craig P. We'll confirm the themes on the night to retain some structure, and no rules aside from the need to bring insight or inquiry and a bit of humour and mischief. We'll be recording, so let's try and keep it PG-13. (*Stammtisch: A Stammtisch (German for "regulars' table", [ˈʃtamtɪʃ]) is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large, often round table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together. Source: Wikipedia)

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'Quantum Atomic' Opportunities - Where, Why, and How
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Over the past few decades quantum technologies have been deployed into a range of markets and products. New quantum atomic technologies under development may enable new applications and products of the future. Join ColdQuanta VP of Product Strategy Dr. Rob Williamson as he outlines some of the opportunities, challenges, and potential paths to overcome those challenges.

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Recording: [HERE]
Virtual Poster Session and Student Competition (quantum hardware, software, algorithms, and applications)
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Please join us for our first "virtual poster" session, in which several speakers will present a series of rapid fire presentations on the themes of quantum hardware, software, algorithms, and applications. This will be a fun and fast-paced event and a great way to showcase your ideas, no matter the stage of development. We have $1,000 in prizes to award to the best student presentations! The judging panel will be announced shortly before the event. Want to participate?? Please submit your working poster title using this <a href='https://forms.gle/sVmZv6NEfjj8en1P6' target='_blank'>form</a>. Submission deadline is June 18th.

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STAGE's Curiosity: The Making of a Scientist Pilot, Episode 1: 'Superposition'
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 1:00pm-10:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
An online sneak peek into the world of science through little-told stories of those who practice it About this Event Join STAGE Lab (Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration) at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) for the pilot episode of STAGE's docuseries, Curiosity: The Making of a Scientist. Registration is now open for both showings: 12 PM - 1 PM (CDT) "Superposition" Showing + Q&A 8 PM - 9 PM (CDT) "Superposition" Showing + Q&A The 24-minute short film "Superposition" follows Ph.D. student Nate Earnest-Noble as he attempts to balance the "two states of Nate" while building a device that could have a foundational impact in the field of quantum computing. Following the film will be a live panel with Ellen Askey, Srivatsan Chakram, Miles Donnelly, Nate Earnest-Noble, Nancy Kawalek, Sunanda Prabhu-Gaunkar and David Schuster, some of the scientists and artists involved in the creation of the film. "Superposition" Cast and Crew include University of Chicago faculty, students and professional filmmakers: Moyosore Abiona - English Language and Literature, Spanish, Cinema and Media Studies Defne Antika - Anthropology Ellen Askey - Cinema and Media Studies Samuel Audette - Law, Letters, and Society Samantha Baste - Cinema and Media Studies Kenna Camper - Visual Arts Srivatsan Chakram - Physics Christopher Chavez - Anthropology, Neuroscience Hannah Chen - Comparative Human Development Mark DiTusa - PME Miles Donnelly - Biology, Astrophysics Patrick Doyle - Philosophy Nate Earnest-Noble - Physics Mehmood Elahi - Computer Science, Visual Arts Jacob Grayson - Physics, Mathematics Neta Grosfeld - Public Policy Edison Hong - STAGE/PME Fellow Hannah Iafrati - Cinema and Media Studies Teis Jayaswal - Fundamentals: Issues and Texts Jacob Johnson - Physics, History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine Anja Krause - Astronomy, Astrophysics Jovan Landry - professional filmmaker Sherri Li - Mathematics Gabrielle Lu - Art History Rebecca Naimon - English, Statistics Lisa Noble - Weill Cornell Medical College/Sloan Kettering Institute/Rockefeller University Ugushi Ogonor - Cinema and Media Studies Sunanda Prabhu-Gaunkar - STAGE David Schuster - Physics, PME Varada Shevade - University of Maryland, Geography Steven Vandeven - professional filmmaker Winston Wang - Psychology Rachel Weathered - PME Emily Williams - Social Sciences Photo by: Mike Walker Photography

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An Affordable and Practical Approach for Your Encryption Infrastructure
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 2:00pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
An Affordable and Practical Approach for Your Encryption Infrastructure In the not-so-distant-future, a quantum computer will break the encryption that secures every aspect of digital life, rendering current encryption obsolete in a matter of minutes. History shows past cryptographic evolutions can take years, even decades to complete. In the meantime, "harvest today, decrypt tomorrow" attacks are happening now, putting critical data at risk and costing the global economy billions annually. In this webinar, we'll discuss: An affordable and practical approach to become quantum-ready on your enterprise's network Why a gradual approach to quantum-readiness makes sense How to take incremental steps in quantum safety by establishing crypto-quantum infrastructure From making classical keys quantum-safe to deploying post-quantum crypto to QKD for maximum security, a combination of layered defense mechanisms can protect valuable data in the quantum era. Learn more about achieving a crypto-agile infrastructure with defense-in-depth practices to secure your data in transit today and in the post-quantum future.

Speaker: Don Manley, Vice President, Quantum Xchange
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PQI2020 Week 2: Quantum Computing
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
PQI2020 Week 2: Quantum Computing PQI2020Summer 2020Seminar SeriesWho: Sridhar Tayur, Fred Chong, Ryan O'Donnell When: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 3:30pm Sridhar Tayur, CMU, “Quantum Integer Programming (QuIP)” Fred Chong, University of Chicago, “Closing the Gap between Quantum Algorithms and Machines with Hardware-Software Co-Design” Ryan O’Donnell, CMU, “Quantum Learning for Quantum Data” The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

Speaker: Ryan O’Donnell, CMU
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The Bloch Sphere
Thu., Jun. 25, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We explore the unit/bloch sphere...all aspects relevant to quantum computing. This will be an interactive workshop, so have some paper and pencil/pen handy!

Speaker: Terrill Frantz, Professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
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Fri, Jun 26
Women in Quantum
Fri., Jun. 26, 2020, 5:00am-6:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This networking workshop aims to support and promote the presence of women in quantum technologies. Despite global efforts to achieve diversity and gender balance in STEM and physical sciences, the scientific system is still facing difficulties in embedding a gender-balanced and diverse approach in its recruitment process. With the growing interest of quantum enabled devices and technologies for the UK and global market, gender balance became a priority area of improvement to achieve scientific and industrial competitiveness on both national and global scales. In this context and in line with our national diversity and inclusion guidelines, the Women in Innovation program and the Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group are hosting a networking workshop to support and promote the presence of women in quantum technologies and discuss barriers and solutions towards a more gender balanced quantum landscape. About the QT SIG The Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group (QT SIG) will help to maximise the return from the UK Government’s £350m investment over 5 years to commercialise quantum technology. The SIG is a delivery partner in the Programme and supports and connects researchers, technology developers and users to link markets and suppliers to create a self-sustaining and profitable world-class UK quantum technology sector.

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IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., Jun. 26, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.</div>

Speaker: Lectures by community members and leaders.
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Coherence Time
Fri., Jun. 26, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Come hangout with my guest and me on #CoherenceTime today at 3pm PDT and chat about #QuantumComputing, #Qsharp, and #QuantumForBlackLives

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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****** THIS EVENT IS CANCELED ********** quantum geometry in Loop quantum gravity -LQG
Fri., Jun. 26, 2020, 8:00pm-9:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Talk on: Notion of quantum of geometry in LQG and the connection with E8 unification physics. Speaker Bio: Marcelo M. Amaral got his PhD in physics from UERJ at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2015 working with quantum field theory on the problem of confinement in Yang Mills theory. He then conducted postdoc work at Penn State University at State College US working on the problem of time in quantum gravity. Before earning his PhD, Marcelo worked in Brazil on different social projects with a focus in open knowledge and free software. He has experience and interest in quantum field theory and quantum gravity. Find out more about Marcelo here: https://lnkd.in/gSdAN8E

Speaker: Marcelo M. Amaral, PhD in physics from UERJ at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Register[HERE] (Produced by Zen4Quantum)
Sat, Jun 27
Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jun. 27, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Sun, Jun 28
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Jun. 28, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
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Mon, Jun 29
Quantum Computing: A paradigm Shift
Mon., Jun. 29, 2020, 1:30am-Tue., Jun. 30, 2020, 4:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR ON QUANTUM COMPUTING: A PARADIGM SHIFT Organized By Department of Computer Science & IQAC, ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA COLLEGE NEW BARRACKPORE, KOLKATA-131 Four speakers iSl. No. Day 1(Monday) Date 29/06/2020 Time 1. Welcome Address Principal Sir IQAC Coordinator Webinar Coordinator 11:00-11:15 IST 2. Introduction of the Speaker 11:15:IST 3. Technical Session-I Prof. P.K. Panigrahi, IISER, Kolkata 11:20-12:25 IST 4. Q & A Session Open Discussion & Chat 12:30 IST Break 5. Introduction of the Speaker 16:30 IST 6. Technical Session-II Steve Reinhardt, Quantum Computing Inc. 16:40 -17:40 IST 7. Q & A Session Open Discussion & Chat 17:45 IST 8. Vote of Thanks 17:50 IST Sl. No. Day 2(Monday) Date 30/06/2020 Time 1. Welcome Address Principal Sir IQAC Coordinator 11:00 -11:15 IST 2. Introduction of the Speaker 11:20 IST 3. Technical Session-I Prof. Indranil Sengupta, IITKGP 11:20 12:20 IST 4. Q & A Session Open Discussion & Chat 12:25 IST Break 5. Introduction of the Speaker 12:30 IST 6. Technical Session-II Prof. Faisal Shah Khan, Khalifa University, UAE 12:35- 13:35 IST 7. Q & A Session Open Discussion & Chat 13:40 8. Vote of Thanks 13:40-13:40 IST

Speaker: Steve Reinhardt, Quantum Computing, Inc
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How Startups Are Using Patents to Protect Quantum Computing Inventions
Mon., Jun. 29, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This presentation will discuss how startups and other companies are using patents and intellectual property law to protect Quantum Computing inventions.

Speaker: Thomas Plunkett, Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Thomas Plunkett is one of the founders of the Harrisburg/Philadelphia Quantum Computing Meetup. He is interested in Patents, Quantum Computing, and Blockchain. Previously, he practiced intellectual property law in San Francisco, representing small startups and large international corporations.
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Recording: [HERE]
Tue, Jun 30
Quantum Orchestration, Quantum-Safe Cybersecurity, Building the Ecosystem
Tue., Jun. 30, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Details New edition of our online meetup, a combination of perspectives by scientists, startups and innovators: -Michel MOSCA, professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo and co-founder of EvolutionQ, will tell us about quantum-safe data and communications security and his experience as an entrepreneur ; -Itamar SIVAN, CEO of Quantum Machines (Israel, US), is on a mission to revolutionize computing. We'll learn about his company's technology, Quantum Orchestration, and how he sees the future of Quantum Computing. -Jane GARRETT, Director of QTEC (Quantum Technology Enterprise Center) at University of Bristol (UK) and Maria PAWLOWSKA, Director at Visnea (Poland), will debate on the construction of the Quantum Ecosystem with ou own Robert MARINO; This meetup is a Zoom Webinar, you need to REGISTER to get the Zoom link to be granted access to the webinar. Useful links : - QTEC http://www.bristol.ac.uk/qtec/ - Quantum Machines https://www.quantum-machines.co - EvolutionQ https://www.evolutionq.com

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Introduction to Quantum Programming with the Ocean tools
Tue., Jun. 30, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Ocean software is a suite of open-source Python tools on the D-Wave GitHub repository and within the Leap quantum cloud service. These tools simplify the process of developing quantum applications that can run on D-Wave quantum-classical hybrid solvers, the D-Wave quantum processing unit (QPU), or locally on your CPU. At its heart is a binary quadratic model (BQM) class that together with other Ocean tools helps formulate various optimization problems. Register for this webinar as our speaker demonstrates how to use Ocean to develop a sample application.

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Key Concepts for QIS Explorers: Walking through THE List
Tue., Jun. 30, 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 100 For the "Quantum Explorer" We will walk through the terms identified by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House as per their March workshop with quantum experts. See: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/announcements/051820.jsp and https://files.webservices.illinois.edu/9156/keyconceptsforfutureqislearners5-20.pdf</div>

Speaker: Terrill L. Frantz, Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
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Wed, Jul 01
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Jul. 01, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We hold a regular weekly easy-going Zoom webinar called ‘Quantums and Answers (Q&A) ... I think you will enjoy it. I talk for 30 mins about a quantum topic (This week is Quantum Consciousness) and then we just have open house Q&A about anything Quantum or cosmological or Einsteinian.... Anything scientific so that we can all learn!!! It’s a lot of fun!!!! Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
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Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., Jul. 01, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Quantumapalooza Hangout & Social Time - A trial event!!!!!
Wed., Jul. 01, 2020, 5:59pm-6:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This is an experimental Quantumapalooza event... We will have an open table hangout session where attendees can move around small electronic tables to talk about whatever we like. We'll be using remo.co and your meetup handle/name will be published on a guest list, so we can know who will be at the hangout. *** PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNLESS YOU ARE ~ .341|0> + .94|1> LIKELY TO ATTEND **** Link to party site will be sent an hour in advance on July 1.

Speaker: You, the global quantum community
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Thu, Jul 02
Revisiting Light-Matter Interaction in Quantum Nanophotonics
Thu., Jul. 02, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The interaction of a single-mode light field with a single atom or an ensemble of atoms can be described by a simple Hamiltonian and has been extensively studied. Nonetheless, the vector properties of light in conjunctions with the multilevel structure of real atoms and their collective response result in rich and surprising physics. In our group, we investigate this subject matter using nanophotonic components, such as subwavelength-diameter optical fibers and whispering-gallery-mode resonators, for interfacing light and atoms. I will present three effects that we observed in experiments with these systems and that go beyond the standard description of light-matter coupling. First, transversally confined light can locally carry transverse spin angular momentum, which leads to propagation direction-dependent emission and absorption of light. Second, when imaging an elliptically polarized emitter with a perfectly focused, aberration-free imaging system, its apparent position differs from the actual position. Third, an ensemble of atoms can change the photons statistics of light transmitted through the ensemble. There, depending on the number of coupled atoms, a collectively enhanced nonlinearity leads to pronounced photon bunching or anti-bunching.

Speaker: arno rauschenbeutel, Humboldt University, Berlin — Germany
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PQI2020 Week 3: Quantum Chemistry
Thu., Jul. 02, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Who: Olexandr Isayev, Heather Kulik, Peng Liu When: Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:30pm Olexandr Isayev, CMU, “Supercharging quantum mechanics with artificial intelligence (AI)” Heather Kulik, MIT, “Molecular design blueprints: new simulation and machine learning tools for inorganic discovery” The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

Speaker: Heather Kulik, MIT
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Quantum Computing & Cryptography
Thu., Jul. 02, 2020, 4:00pm-5:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this session, we will introduce the fundamental differences between classical and quantum computers. We will then dive into quantum computing and its promise to create uncrackable encryption alongside other applications. This is an interactive workshop so you have the ability to get involved, too! It's open to people of all ages and skill levels–there are no prerequisites to this workshop. It will be hosted by Peter Rohde. Peter Rohde is a Senior Lecturer and Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Peter conducts research in quantum computing, quantum optics, quantum information theory, and quantum cryptography.

Speaker: Peter Rohde, Senior Lecturer and Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Peter conducts research in quantum computing, quantum optics, quantum information theory, and quantum cryptography
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What makes Quantum Computers so SPECIAL?? (1st of 2 Sessions)
Thu., Jul. 02, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The course is aimed at students who have heard about quantum computing and want to know more about it before investing time and money into the sector. The course introduces concepts and ideas that a student will need to embrace in order to further their studies in the sector. The course contents have been adapted from the original 2019, 6-week online course of the same name. In this first session, the course provides the student with a real understanding of the mysteries of quantum physics such as Entanglement, Superposition and tunnelling. The student is taken through the two pivotal experiments in this area: The Double Slit and The Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser. The session concludes with an overview of how Linear Algebra allows us to exploit the mysterious powers of superposition and entanglement (Part two of this series is scheduled for July 7.)

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
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Fri, Jul 03
Using workflows in QC-how good software engineering helps in doing science.
Fri., Jul. 03, 2020, 5:00pm-6:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
In this talk I'll talk about different challenges that people working in computational sciences (especially QC) face and how we can use good software engineering practices and tools to help ourselves. In particular, I'll talk about how workflow systems give experiments flexibility, scalability and repeatability so you can accelerate your research. These principles underlie the software design choices we made at Zapata while creating Orquestra.

Speaker: Michal Stechly, Zapata
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Recording: [HERE]
Coherence Time w/Dr. Chris Granade
Fri., Jul. 03, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Come hangout with Christopher Granade and me on #CoherenceTime today at 3pm PDT and chat about #QuantumComputing, #Qsharp, and #QuantumForBlackLives

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Sat, Jul 04
Quantum Computing - The Need and Quantum Optimisation & Qiskit 103
Sat., Jul. 04, 2020, 6:30am-8:30am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Hello All, We are kick starting July's #KnowledgeSeries with Dr. Kunal Das, Asst. Professor (CSE) - Acahrya Prafulla Chandra College. Agenda 4-5 PM: - Dr. Kunal will be taking us through the need for Quantum Computing and his research work around optimisation problem in Quantum Computing 5-6 PM: - We continue our journey with Qiskit . Shadab, KG & Sayantan from QCI community will be giving us a hands-on workshop as usual! RSVP >>> https://quantumcomputingindia.com/knowledge-series Bio: Dr. Kunal Das He has authored more than 50 Int. SCI journals papers and several conference papers and reviewer of many SCI journals like Elsevier Microelectronics journal, Springer JETTA, IEEE Trans. and many international conferences. He received of “Early Carrier Researcher Award” from DST SERB, Govt. of India in year of 2016. He has awarded 3 Govt. of India funded research projects. His research interests includes Quantum Computing, Nano devices like Quantum dot Cellular Automata, CNTFET, TFET, VLSI, Digital Microfludic BioChip, Computer architectures, and hardware. Currently, His research focus is on optimization problem in Quantum Computing. See you this Saturday!

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Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., Jul. 04, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Live coding and chat

Speaker: Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
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Mon, Jul 06
Learn about Quantum Error Correction and Fault Tolerance: Series of four lectures
Mon., Jul. 06, 2020, 8:30am-10:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This summer 2020, YQI Member and Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics Steve Girvin will give a series of lecture on quantum topics. These lectures will give people new to the field the bases they need to continue their education. Time of the lecture was unknown at the time of posting. Check the website for updates. Contact Becky McDuffee E-Mail: mcduffbe@illinois.edu

Speaker: Steve Girvin, Yale Quantum Institute
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Games and Quantum Tech
Mon., Jul. 06, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Presented by Stephen Bleiler, Portland State University This is an introduction to games played with quantum technology. Think poker played on quantum computers connected via a quantum internet, and the Picard-Q coin flip is the original example of how a player with access to quantum technology can have an undetectable and unstoppable advantage over a classical player.

Speaker: Stephen Bleiler, Portland State University
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