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( upcoming events listed below.)

Workforce Skills-Readiness Classifications (Quantum Computing):
(This is a work-in-progress, draft; comments welcome!)
LevelNameType of question(s) an individual is presently asking
000Quantum CuriousWhat is Quantum Computing?
100Quantum ExplorerWhat is a Ket?
200Quantum ClimberHow to do a Controlled-Z 90-degree Rotation?
300Quantum EnabledWhy does Shor's Algorithm utilize Modular Arithmetic?
400Quantum ReadyHow to make my Algorithm Robust to all that Error?
500Quantum ProfessionalHow can I Monetize my Skills?
This table is a WIP, send your improvement ideas to quantum@HarrisburgU.edu
Professionals:
Oct. 18-22, 2021 (Online, w/Fee)
Submissions Due beginning in April 2021
Quantum Recorded-Channel of the Week:
Harrisburg Quantum

(note: The past events (since May 18, 2020) are placed at the far bottom of this page)

Mon, Apr 19
The Power of Quantum Computing
Mon., Apr. 19, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Frank Leymann, first Kurt G?del Visiting Professor at TU Wien Informatics, will talk about the potential of quantum computers. The Power of Quantum Computing April 19th 2021 17:00 - 19:00 / Add to Calendar (.ics) This event takes place online. See description for details. The Power of Quantum Computing - Frank Leymann (University of Stuttgart) Quantum computing is perceived to have a profound impact on computing and society in general. In this talk, Frank Leymann presents the underpinnings of quantum computing. The notion of quantum bits and phenomena like quantum parallelism and entanglement-which are considered to be the sources of the power of quantum computers-are explained. The way how quantum computers are programmed, which is very different from programming classical computers, is introduced. The potentials of quantum computers are exemplified by sketching how factorization is done exponentially faster, impacting today's security infrastructure. Finally, the limits of currently available quantum computers are discussed. ONLINE EVENT Join the lecture via Zoom. ABOUT FRANK LEYMANN Frank Leymann, our first Kurt G?del Visiting Professor, was born in Bochum in 1957. He studied Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy at the University of Bochum, Germany. After receiving his master degree in 1982, he pursued his PhD in Mathematics in 1984. Afterwards, he joined IBM Research and Development and worked for two decades for the IBM Software Group. In 2004, Frank Leymann was appointed full professor of computer science at the University of Stuttgart, where he founded the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems and is director of the same. His research interests comprise service-oriented computing and middleware, workflow- and business process management, pattern languages, cloud computing, transaction processing, integration technology, and quantum computing. Frank is an elected member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). He published uncountable papers in journals and proceedings, co-authored four textbooks, and holds close to 60 patents, especially in the area of workflow management and transaction processing. He served on program and organization committees of many international conferences, and is (associated) editor of several journals. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the scientific directorate of Schloss Dagstuhl (Leibniz Center of Computer Science). In 2019, he was accepted as a Fellow at the Center of Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST). ABOUT KURT G?DEL VISITING PROFESSORSHIP With Frank Leymann, full professor of computer science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and one of the highest-ranked computer scientists in the world, we are launching our Kurt G?del Visiting Professorship at TU Wien Informatics. We invite highly renowned scientists to serve as Kurt G?del Visiting Professors to further our international outreach and cooperation. This high-level exchange ensures excellence in science and lively collaboration with our professors' universities. Kurt G?del Visiting Professors are appointed for three years. They are teaching and pursuing research with students and scientists at TU Wien Informatics.

Speaker: Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart
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Produced by TU Wien
Date Updated: 202103281642
Quantum London Coding Community - Coding Session 8
Mon., Apr. 19, 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Join our coding community. Two levels, expertly led. If you're new please make sure you've worked through the first few chapters of the Qiskit text book already. Zoom link for Monday here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfu2oqTstHNMD_owLGuxcM5uMrDKtQzVd Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/quantumlondon-q5z3100/shared_invite/zt-nijcknrl-dskVMwChsD2i8RMIsxusow New to our community check here as well as the Slack channel: https://medium.com/quantum-london/quantum-london-coding-community-aeee8ab2db21?sk=b852a0574ae996c4a1a8a500ca53a6c3

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Produced by London Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202104151232
Applications of using Partial Negation Operator on a Single Qubit
Mon., Apr. 19, 2021, 1:30pm-3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/4/d/e/1FAIpQLSeptHxxAxpkGeM4fov-mZ0IWpdBS8uL3JkxGsubMdxGblUeeQ/viewform Abstract: Partial negation operator is a negation operator rooted to an arbitrary nth root. Partial negation has many applications in manipulating the information contents in a qubit, for example, data encoding which is useful in quantum machine learning, quantum image processing, quantum searching and many more. The partial negation operator can also be used to read the information contents of an unknown qubit system without using sharp measurement. Sharp measurement is an irreversible operation that will cause the superposition to collapse to one of the two possible states in a probabilistic way. This talk will discuss applications of using partial negation operator and will show a quantum algorithm to read the information contents of an unknown qubit without applying sharp measurement on that qubit and so the superposition will not collapse. A quantum feedback control scheme will be shown where sharp measurement will be applied iteratively on an auxiliary qubit weakly entangled with the unknown qubit. BIO: Ahmed Younes is the Vice Dean of Education and Student Affairs, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University. Also, he is the Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of Computers and Data Science, Alexandria University, Manager of the International Scientific Publishing Center, Alexandria University. He is a Professor of Computer Science (Quantum Computing) at Alexandria University and Honorary Research Fellow at School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is the founder and leader of Alexandria Quantum Computing Group (AleQCG). He obtained his PhD from the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom in 2004. He introduced a new technique, now known as `Partial Diffusion Operator' in the field of amplitude amplification and made contributions in representing Quantum Boolean circuits as Reed-Muller logic. He published many papers in Quantum Algorithms, Quantum cryptography and Reversible Circuits. This meeting is organized by the Quantum AI Foundation.

Speaker: Ahmed Younes, Vice Dean of Education and Student Affairs, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University
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Produced by Quantum AI Foundation
Date Updated: 202104152011
Tue, Apr 20
Postquantum Cryptography
Tue., Apr. 20, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Shor's algorithms for factoring integers and finding discrete logarithms famously break much of the cryptography used today. This has led to the field of post-quantum cryptography, whose goal is to develop cryptosystems secure against quantum attacks. In this talk, I will survey some of the challenges of post-quantum cryptography. In particular, I will explain how the emergence of quantum computers requires updating the entire modern practice of cryptography, including the underlying mathematical building blocks, the formal definitions of security, and the proofs of security.

Speaker: Mark Zhandry, Princeton University
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Produced by Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing - Quantum Colloquium
Date Updated: 202104152121
Quantum Engineering Bootcamp: Module 1 - Test and Evaluation for Quantum Devices
Tue., Apr. 20, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Abstract Test and evaluation is at the heart of the push to advance the state of the art in quantum devices. Understanding and adapting test best practices from other industries is imperative to ensure efficiency and speed-up learning cycles. This class will address key considerations with test and evaluation of NISQ era hardware and will aim to educate attendees on how to best think through planning HW tests. Host Ma?va Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program Instructor Will Madsen, Quantum Systems Engineering and Architecture Manager, Rigetti Computing Will MadsenWill leads systems engineering and integration efforts within the technical organization at Rigetti Computing and manages its portfolio of Department of Defense (DOD) programs. Before joining Rigetti, Will was a Developmental Engineer for the United States Air Force where he led engineering teams in flight testing and space launch operations. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.

Speaker: Will Madsen, Quantum Systems Engineering and Architecture Manager, Rigetti Computing
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Produced by IEEE Quantum
Date Updated: 202104051411
Postquantum Cryptography
Tue., Apr. 20, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)

Speaker: Mark Zhandry, Princeton University
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Produced by Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing - Quantum Colloquium
Date Updated: 202103161751
Quantum Benchmarking - Proposers Day meeting
Tue., Apr. 20, 2021, 11:00am-5:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 500 (For Quantum Professional)
********Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET********** General information: https://events.sa-meetings.com/ereg/timeout.php?eventid=615051 AND https://beta.sam.gov/opp/b421419cb4d0485baf0c28ee62a9e7b0/view The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of quantum benchmarking. Proposed research should quantify the long-term utility of quantum computers. In particular, proposed research should center around either (1) the creation of application-specific, hardware-agnostic benchmarks for quantum computer utility or (2) hardware resource estimation for quantum computers. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

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Produced by DARPA
Date Updated: 202104141756
-273.1?C : The Physics of Cold
Tue., Apr. 20, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Many of the exciting physics discoveries happening now occur at low temperatures, close to absolute zero, the coldest anything can be. But how do we get to such low temperatures? By exploring how we can cool down further and further, we can see that if you can understand how to stop your dinner from burning, you can understand how to cool to millikelvin, hundreds of degrees below. About the speaker: "My name is Kylie MacFarquharson, I am a DPhil student studying Condensed Matter Physics, working especially on a dilution fridge. I really enjoy low-temperature physics and the engineering behind it. I also like building robots."

Speaker: Kylie MacFarquharson, DPhil student studying Condensed Matter Physics
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Produced by Oxford University
Date Updated: 202104151158
Fireside Chat with Alan Jamison
Tue., Apr. 20, 2021, 7:00pm-8:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Join us for casual conversations with quantum researchers. Alan Jamison, Assistant Professor at IQC and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, joins us for our next virtual Fireside Chat. We'll talk about working under a Nobel laureate, teaching online before it was cool, and how to chill a molecule to nearly absolute zero.

Speaker: Alan Jamison, Assistant Professor at IQC
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Produced by Institute for Quantum Computing
Date Updated: 202103100046
Wed, Apr 21
GPU-Accelerated Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Dynamics [CWES1177]
Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
NVIDIA GPUs accelerate the most important applications in quantum chemistry (like Gaussian, VASP, Quantum ESPRESSO, GAMESS, NWChem, and CP2K) and molecular dynamics (like GROMACS, NAMD, LAMMPS, and Amber) that are also very popular in materials science, biophysics, drug discovery, and other domains. We'll answer your questions about how to get the best performance for your specific workload or figure out how you can benefit from accelerated computing. Connect with the Experts sessions are interactive sessions that give you a unique opportunity to meet, in either a group or 1:1 setting, with the brilliant minds behind NVIDIA's products and research to get your questions answered. Space is limited - first come, first served. We request that you limit your 1:1 discussion with our Experts to 5 minutes. You will have the option to ask questions in a group setting as well. We also recommend you use a headset microphone to ensure our Experts can clearly hear you. To test your webcam (optional) and microphone settings, please visit https://smart.newrow.com/room/testPage/.

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Produced by NVidia GTC21
Date Updated: 202104141256
RasQberry part 2: how to build your own RasQberry
Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Speaker: Jan-Rainer Lahmann, IBM Quantum Ambassador & Qiskit Advocate, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology Oxana Junkereit, Senior Consultant SAP Technology and Mobile, IBM GBS Abstract: In a first session on Friday, 29. Januar 2021, we've given an introduction and overview of RasQberry: "Exploring Quantum Computing and Qiskit with a Raspberry Pi and a 3D Printer". RasQberry integrates Qiskit, a Raspberry Pi and a 3D printed model of IBM Q System One to explore various state of the art technologies and create a tool that can be used in meetings, meetups, demo booths, etc. The session did include a live install of Qiskit on a Raspberry Pi, a comprehensive walk-through and demo of the system, and instructions to build a complete RasQberry yourself. A recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbBMQZ7FNic The attendees expressed their strong interest in a follow-on session. In part 2, we will 1. discuss experiences and plans to build your own RasQberry (with or without the 3D printed housing) 2. have a closer look at how the quantum demos are implemented on RasQberry 3. explore how the community might contribute to the RasQberry open source project: http://rasqberry.org/ There are no prerequisites for this session other than interest and curiosity about building your own functional model of a quantum computer. Connect & password information will be emailed to registered participants prior to meeting

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Produced by Quantum Computing Germany
Date Updated: 202104151955
Getting started with D-Wave on AWS through Amazon Braket
Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Many organizations have quantum research and HPC production workloads running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now you can access the D-Wave Advantage System and 2000Q QPUs through Amazon Braket, the AWS quantum computing service. With this, you can explore classical HPC and quantum-inspired approaches to your computational problems, and manage quantum workloads alongside machine learning and related applications with cloud best practices. This webinar will show you how to get started using D-Wave systems through AWS with practical tips, and will demonstrate setup and execution of a sample application on the D-Wave Advantage System QPU using the Amazon Braket SDK's Ocean plug-in.

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Produced by D-Wave
Date Updated: 202104061607
Into the Quantum World! Introduction to Quantum Computing (middle school)
Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Into the Quantum World! Join us for an "Introduction to Quantum Computing" workshop designed for middle school students and their families. About this Event Into the Quantum World! Introduction to Quantum Computing (middle school) image Description At tiny length scales, smaller than the cells in our bodies and smaller than the atoms that make up those cells, there are rules that don't apply anywhere else! In this tiny quantum world, things can be in two places at once, teleport, and even go through walls! Join us to learn about the quantum world, and how it is being used to make the most powerful computers ever - quantum computers. Our instructor, Dr. Sarah Goodman, will walk participants through interactive activities that demonstrate how quantum computers work, and how they are different from classical computers. By registering for this event, you (or your parents, if you are under the age of 18) are agreeing to our Data Privacy Policy, Event Photo Release, and Event Code of Conduct. This workshop is part of the Cambridge Science Festival's 30 Days of Science. For more information about the festival and other events, visit CambridgeScienceFestival.org. Who should attend? This workshop is designed for middle school students (parents and families welcome, too!). We also welcome elementary and middle school teachers who want to learn more about quantum. Not in middle school? Don't worry! We also have a workshop for high school students and above! *This is an introductory workshop not intended for students currently enrolled in Qubit by Qubit's year-long course. Event access This event will be hosted via Zoom. We'll email the link to you a few days before the event! About the instructor Dr. Sarah Goodman received her BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University in 2014 and received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2020. During her PhD, she worked on improving the efficiency of LEDs as part of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics and Electronics, and improving the experience of graduate students as part of the MIT Graduate Student Council. Sarah's passion is for teaching, and she has worked with students from the preK-college level. In her free time, Sarah can be found singing, writing, and thinking about the interdisciplinary nature of quantum mechanics. Summer programs (for middle school, high school, and university students) Camp options include 1-4 week virtual camps for students grades 6-12 and incoming university students Taught live by MIT PhD graduates, including Dr. Sarah Goodman (who led the workshop!) Through hands-on activities, students explore exciting topics in quantum computing, such as quantum mechanics and quantum algorithms - they'll even code on a real quantum computer! For more information, visit our website About Qubit by Qubit Qubit by Qubit is the quantum computing initiative of The Coding School, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering the next generation through code. As a leader in K-12 quantum education, Qubit by Qubit offers accessible, hands-on, and innovative programs for K-12 and university students to learn real quantum skills, run codes on quantum computers, and work alongside leading global quantum researchers. Our programs include: workshops, summer camps, and a year-long quantum computing course. For more information, visit: https://www.qubitbyqubit.org/ Questions about the workshop? Email outreach@qubitbyqubit.org.

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Produced by Qubit by Qubit, The Coding School
Date Updated: 202104162106
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Produced by OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meetings
Date Updated: 202103101313
Ensuring Immediate Value from Quantum Computing (Session 2)
Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
April will see a double-bill with five leading thinkers around the practical application of quantum computing and achieving quantum business advantage. In partnership with Sia Partners who are launching a dedicated QuantumLab, we'll be speaking with Martin Hofmann, Markus Pflitsch, Stephen Nundy, Vishal Shete and Karan Pinto. Join Anahita and Paolo on 7 and 21 April as they cover practical examples, timelines, and steps towards being #quantumready. Wed 7 will be with Martin Hofmann, Markus Pflitsch and Karan Pinto (Wed 21 will be with Stephen Nundy, Markus Pflitsch and Vishal Shete) More details via https://medium.com/quantum-london/quantum-business-advantage-today-ensuring-immediate-value-from-quantum-computing-d8188cdc0cb5?sk=d691e7482215b8244e224a6f351ce5f0

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Produced by Sia Partners and Quantum London
Date Updated: 202104111533
Thu, Apr 22
Quantum Optics and Information Meeting
Wed., Apr. 21, 2021, 5:00pm-Fri., Apr. 23, 2021, 4:59pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
The main goal of these series of meetings is to gather the scientists and students who are interested in the fields of quantum optics and information and create an open environment to support colloboration. In 2016, the series of meetings started with the name KOB?T|0? in Hacettepe University (Ankara) which followed by the meetings in ?zmir Institute of Technology (?zmir-2017), in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul-2018), in Ankara University (Ankara, 2019) and as an online meeting organized by ?zmir Institute of Technology (Online-2020). KOB?T|5? will be hosted online by Bilkent, METU, and Hacettepe Universities on 22-23 April 2021.

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Produced by KOB?T
Date Updated: 202104101251
A practical perspective to quantum computing
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Webinar: A practical perspective to quantum computing The popular press has generated much hype surrounding quantum computing (QC), but gauging progress in the field can be quite difficult due to the unique language, properties, and algorithms of quantum mechanics. Nevertheless, the promise of quantum algorithms and the rapid pace of advancements in quantum architecture merit a watchful eye on the field for any HPC provider or practitioner. In this talk, Jeremy will give an overview of the fundamentals of quantum information theory, some basic code examples, an overview of several promising quantum algorithms, and a practical outlook on the current status of quantum computing. Your Host: Jeremy First is an HPC Computational Scientist at NAG. From Houston, TX, Jeremy designs, develops, and maintains HPC software for scientists in various disciplines including petrophysics, reservoir engineering, and seismic imaging. He is also charged with tracking developments in quantum computing algorithms and architecture, attending various conferences, educational seminars, and tutorials on the subject. He received his PhD in 2019 in Physical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin, where he used computational chemistry techniques to investigate electrostatic interactions in complex biological systems.

Speaker: Jeremy First, HPC Computational Scientist at NAG
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Produced by Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd
Date Updated: 202102251336
Quantum Simulating Lattice Gauge Theories - High-Energy Physics at Ultra-Cold Temperatures
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021, 10:00am-11:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 500 (For Quantum Professional)
Gauge theories are at the heart of our modern understanding of physics, but solving their out-of-equilibrium dynamics is extremely challenging for classical computers. This difficulty is currently spurring a worldwide effort to solve gauge theories on dedicated quantum computing devices. In this webinar hosted by the Quantum Computing and Communication Technical Group, Philipp Hauke from the University of Trento will discuss recent progress towards quantum simulation of gauge theories using ultracold atoms, trapped ions, and superconducting qubits. First, Hauke will present recent breakthrough experiments, one of which has realized a many-body gauge theory in a 71-site Hubbard model and has certified the fulfilment of Gauss's law for the first time. Moreover, Hauke will discuss their ongoing theoretical effort to quantify and mitigate the influence of microscopic violations of the local gauge symmetry. Through these discussions, Hauke will aim at outlining a roadmap towards mature and practically relevant quantum simulation of gauge theories. Subject Matter Level: - Intermediate - Assumes basic knowledge of the topic What You Will Learn: - Recent progress towards quantum simulation of gauge theories using ultracold atoms, trapped ions, and superconducting qubits Who Should Attend: - Undergraduate students - Graduate students - Postdoctoral Researchers - Faculty

Speaker: Philipp Hauke, University of Trento
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Produced by OSA
Date Updated: 202103151744
Using Quantum Computers Now: Hands on with Quantum Games
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Start experimenting with quantum and games! Yes, you've heard about quantum, but have you tried programming a quantum computer yourself? We are inviting you to a hands-on session, where you have the unique opportunity to take part in a live demo and try Quantum Blur Unity. This meetup is special as we will start with an introduction to making games using quantum computers, you'll soon discover why it's a great way to start experimenting with this new technology. Agenda: 1.) Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Games 2.) Hands-on Demo Quantum Blur Unity 3.) Discussion and Q&A With you at the meetup are two absolute experts in the space of quantum computing and quantum games: James Wootton and Marcel Pfaffhauser. James is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research - Zurich. His research now focusses on topics that are accessible to newcomers to quantum computing, to make sure that there are lots of useful and interesting topics for everyone to work on. James is the creator of the world's first quantum game. He has taught courses on quantum computing at the University of Basel, and was one of the founding authors of the textbook on Qiskit, IBM's quantum computing software platform. Marcel studied computer science at ETH Zurich, with specialization in theory of computing. He worked as a Unity Developer for 5 years, where he was focused on AR VR and Gamification. Last Year he joined IBM Research in Zurich to work in the Quantum Education Team together with James. Join us on April 22nd on Twitch for what will be an exciting and interactive meetup.

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Produced by IBM Quantum and Wits: Quantum Computing Talks
Date Updated: 202104141326
Quantum Engineering Bootcamp: Module 2 - Integrating Your Findings - Best Practices and Pitfalls for Setting Up a Quantum HW Test Program
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Abstract When considering a test program comprised of multiple projects and research thrusts, it is important to take an integrated approach to ensure progress. Processes and procedures can serve as guidelines to help ensure said progress and avoid common pitfalls associated with emerging technologies such as quantum computers. This class will address the best practices and pitfalls of setting up an integrated test program. Host Ma?va Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program Instructor Will Madsen, Quantum Systems Engineering and Architecture Manager, Rigetti Computing Will MadsenWill leads systems engineering and integration efforts within the technical organization at Rigetti Computing and manages its portfolio of Department of Defense (DOD) programs. Before joining Rigetti, Will was a Developmental Engineer for the United States Air Force where he led engineering teams in flight testing and space launch operations. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.

Speaker: Will Madsen, Quantum Systems Engineering and Architecture Manager, Rigetti Computing
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Produced by IEEE Quantum
Date Updated: 202104051413
A practical perspective to quantum computing [session #2]
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021, 3:00pm-4:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Webinar: A practical perspective to quantum computing The popular press has generated much hype surrounding quantum computing (QC), but gauging progress in the field can be quite difficult due to the unique language, properties, and algorithms of quantum mechanics. Nevertheless, the promise of quantum algorithms and the rapid pace of advancements in quantum architecture merit a watchful eye on the field for any HPC provider or practitioner. In this talk, Jeremy will give an overview of the fundamentals of quantum information theory, some basic code examples, an overview of several promising quantum algorithms, and a practical outlook on the current status of quantum computing. Your Host: Jeremy First is an HPC Computational Scientist at NAG. From Houston, TX, Jeremy designs, develops, and maintains HPC software for scientists in various disciplines including petrophysics, reservoir engineering, and seismic imaging. He is also charged with tracking developments in quantum computing algorithms and architecture, attending various conferences, educational seminars, and tutorials on the subject. He received his PhD in 2019 in Physical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin, where he used computational chemistry techniques to investigate electrostatic interactions in complex biological systems.

Speaker: Jeremy First, HPC Computational Scientist at NAG
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Produced by Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd
Date Updated: 202102251337
The Magic of Quantum Computing for 9-12 year olds
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021, 7:00am-8:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Firstly, a happy 'World Quantum Day' to everybody for Wednesday the 14th April 2021 which just happens to be the day of this presentation (Perth Time 6:00pm) so now you have no excuse for not remembering the day :) This event is an overview of my latest course trilogy: The Magic of Quantum Computing for 9-12 year olds. The second point I'd like to make is that, as long as they are accompanied by their parents, 9-12 year olds are welcome to attend the presentation -in fact, the presentation is really all about them!! A few background facts. Upon registering: 1 - the entire course is downloaded allowing the student to learn at their own pace 2 - the entire, immediate family of the student has access to all the course material. At QUECWA we believe in the LaaF principle -Learn As A Family 3 - you have 24/7 email access to the course lecturer -Eamonn Darcy 4 - you have a weekly online, Section Review on Zoom with the course lecturer I have been asked which high-tech, global corporates are getting into quantum computing. I ask which of the above, aren't!! IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Nasa, Alibaba, Google etc etc the list is endless, are spending multiple millions on Quantum Computing not to mention every government and university in the world. I guarantee that upon completion of this course the student will completely understand the fundamentals of Quantum Physics, Quantum Computing and Quantum Consciousness. During the presentation, I will take the viewer through the layout of the course and how to find items such as the Section Quiz, Mentor Exercises, Free quantum powerpoint presentation templates and further research links and tips. THE TIME TO LEARN QUANTUM COMPUTING IS NOW!! https://youtu.be/P0SKCQcRh_8

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Produced by Quantum Computing Australia
Date Updated: 202104141315
Fri, Apr 23
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Fri., Apr. 23, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Speaker: Frank Wilhelm-Mauch Host: Zlatko Minev, Ph.D. Title: Papers: Abstract: -- The Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community. It will feature community members and leaders every Friday, 12 PM EDT.

Speaker: Frank Wilhelm-Mauch
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Produced by Qiskit
Date Updated: 202104011937
Quantum Hardware - Physics
Fri., Apr. 23, 2021, 12:30pm-4:05pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Quantum Talks - Quantum Hardware - Physics Friday, 23 April 2021 - All times PST 9:30am - 10:00am: Introduction and Kick Off 10:00am - 11:00am: Dr. Anne B. Nielsen, Max Plank Institute 11:00am - 12:00pm: Dr. Lincoln Carr, Colorado School of Mines 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Dr. Marcus Doherty, Australian National University 1:00pm - 1:05pm: Wrap-up and Vote of Thanks + Invite to join the Technical Community

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Produced by IEEE Quantum 365
Date Updated: 202104121450
Localization and delocalization in kicked quantum matter
Fri., Apr. 23, 2021, 3:00pm-4:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)

Speaker: David Weld, UC Santa Barbara
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Produced by Virtual AMO Seminar (VAMOS)
Date Updated: 202104161910
Research Opportunities for Interns, Fellows, and Visiting Faculty
Fri., Apr. 23, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Fermilab is hosting a two-part webinar series on quantum science and technology. We hope you'll join us to learn about the cutting-edge research and how you can get involved. Part 1 (Friday, April 16th, 3-4pm CT): An Overview of Fermilab and its Quantum Research Part 2 (Friday, April 23rd, 3-4pm CT): Research Opportunities for Interns, Fellows, and Visiting Faculty In part 2 of the series, we'll highlight internship, fellowship, and research opportunities for faculty and students. You will also have a chance to meet with Fermilab quantum experts in small groups for in-depth discussion and Q&A. In addition to quantum science and technology, Fermilab offers many other exciting research opportunities. Here are just a few: Dark matter and dark energy Accelerator technology for particle accelerators Superconducting magnets and RF Particle physics High intensity proton beams Cryogenic applications And many others

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Date Updated: 202104110014
Resource-Efficient Quantum Computing by Breaking Abstractions
Fri., Apr. 23, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/AutGlQzPDPU Abstract: Quantum computing is at an inflection point, where 53-qubit (quantum bit) machines are deployed, 100-qubit machines are just around the corner, and even 1000-qubit machines are perhaps only a few years away. These machines have the potential to fundamentally change our concept of what is computable and demonstrate practical applications in areas such as quantum chemistry, optimization, and quantum simulation. Yet a significant resource gap remains between practical quantum algorithms and real machines. A promising approach to closing this gap is to selectively expose to programmers and compilers some of the key physical properties of emerging quantum technologies. I will describe some of our recent work that focuses on compilation techniques that break traditional abstractions, including compiling directly to analog control pulses, compiling for machine variations, and compiling with ternary quantum bits. I will also describe other important verification challenges to be solved on the road to practical quantum computing. Short Bio: Fred Chong is the Seymour Goodman Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago and Chief Scientist of Super.tech, a quantum software company. He is also Lead Principal Investigator for the EPiQC Project (Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing), an NSF Expedition in Computing. Chong received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and was a faculty member and Chancellor's fellow at UC Davis from 1997-2005. He was also a Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Engineering, and Director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing at UCSB from 2005-2015. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, and 10 best paper awards. His research interests include emerging technologies for computing, quantum computing, multicore and embedded architectures, computer security, and sustainable computing. Prof. Chong has been funded by NSF, DOE, Intel, Google, AFOSR, IARPA, DARPA, Mitsubishi, Altera and Xilinx. He has led or co-led over $40M in awarded research, and been co-PI on an additional $41M.

Speaker: Fred Chong, University of Chicago - USA
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Produced by U.Porto
Date Updated: 202104051845
Sat, Apr 24
QML Lightening Talks
Sat., Apr. 24, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
1)Title: Quantum learning Speaker: Aroosa Ijaz Abstract: We recap the underlying ideas behind computational learning theory and make connections to quantum models. We will try to start a discussion about what does making good quantum models entail. 2)Title: Hybrid Quantum-Classical Algorithms in QML: A Lightning Review Speaker: Dr. Bhaskar Roy Bardhan Abstract: Two of the cornerstone topics in quantum machine learning are quantum data and hybrid quantum-classical models. In today's era of noisy intermediate scale quantum computing, it is important for the quantum processors to work in conjunction with the classical resources to make the optimal use of both quantum and classical resources. In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of such hybrid quantum-classical models and explain the core concepts with well-known models of hybrid computation. 3)Title : Variational Quantum Algorithms: A lightening review Speaker: Dr. Brajesh Gupt Abstract: While the ambition to build a full-fledged quantum computer is underway, near term noisy intermediate quantum (NISQ) devices promise early indication of quantum advantage and provide avenue to use quantum computing to solve problems of practical interest. In this spirit, variational quantum algorithms are leading the way. Based on a synergetic classical-quantum hybrid tandem of CPU and QPU, a lot of progress have been made both on the algorithm and hardware side in the past decade. I will review some of those algorithms and provide an overview of the current state of affairs. Bios: 1)Aroosa is a graduate researcher at Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and University of Waterloo. Her research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and Physics, in particular quantum-enhanced machine learning and applications of classical machine learning in Physics. In the past, she has worked as a Quantum machine learning scientist at Xanadu. During her education, she specialized in quantum information and conducted research on various systems for quantum computing such as color centers in diamond, quantum dots, and two-dimensional topological superconductors. 2)Dr. Bhaskar Roy Bardhan's research interests lie at the interface of quantum computing, quantum machine learning and quantum communications and he has experience of working in these fields for more than 12 years. He received his PhD in photonic quantum computing from Louisiana State University, USA. He then joined MIT as a post-doctoral research associate. He was a visiting assistant professor of physics at State University of New York at Geneseo and a research scientist at Xanadu, a quantum computing company based in Toronto, Canada. He serves as the peer reviewer for various international journals and member of the editorial board of the journal Frontiers for physics, computer science, and quantum engineering and technology. 3) Brajesh obtained his PhD in Theoretical and Computational Physics from Louisiana State University in 2014. Prior to joining TACC, he worked at Xanadu Quantum Technologies, Inc. in Toronto for two years focusing on developing quantum algorithms and benchmarking Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (NISQ) using supercomputers. Before working at Xanadu, Brajesh was a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Since joining TACC, Brajesh's focus has been quantum computing, developing and benchmarking quantum algorithms for near terms applications. 4) Paul is founder and CEO of Mindstream AI, a specialist consultancy focused on AI and other emerging technologies. He is also involved in developing the London Kings Cross Knowledge Quarter deep tech ecosystem that includes organizations such as Google Deepmind, The Alan Turing Institute and Open Data Institute. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/paulmdowling

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Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202103231331
Sun, Apr 25
Teaching Quantum Concepts the Fun and Easy Way (HS)
Sun., Apr. 25, 2021, 10:30am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Gravitational waves, black holes, and quantum computing are catnip to our imaginations and potentially fascinating to students. About this Event TWO-PART WORKSHOP: April 18 and 25, 10:30am to 12:00pm EDT Leaders: Zhanna Glazenburg and Fernand Brunschwig This workshop is FREE. It is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Quantum Physics Outreach Project (QPOP). QPOP is jointly developed by STEMteachersNYC and Prof. Sebastian Will (Columbia University). Workshop Description: Gravitational waves, black holes, and quantum computing are catnip to our imaginations and potentially fascinating to students. But how can we engage students in the key quantum mechanical concepts necessary for understanding such apparently-exotic phenomena? We will introduce participants to pedagogical strategies to demystify quantum concepts and ideas without relying on equations. In student mode, participants will enact actual classroom lessons illustrating and explaining the key quantum mechanical concepts, and in teacher mode, we will explore and analyze our practice and the pedagogical techniques involved in successfully cultivating student understanding of these often-elusive ideas. Sequence of Concepts will be drawn from the following: Wave phenomena and theory; Photoelectric Effect (via PHeT simulation), J. J. Thomson's 'plum pudding' model, George P. Thompson's x-ray diffraction experiments, Rutherford's nuclear model, Bohr's atomic model, wave mechanics and wave packets, uncertainty principle, nuclear fission. Participants will receive digital and printed copies of Chapters 6, 7, and 8 of Introductory Physics: A Model Approach by Robert Karplus, plus a draft 'Teachers' Guide' to the same chapters by Fernand Brunschwig, including answers to many of the end-of-chapter questions and much supplementary material. These chapters develop the same concepts targeted in this workshop, starting from an understanding of the behavior of waves and avoiding the usual challenging (and for this purpose unnecessary) study of Newtonian Mechanics. Cost: FREE (Limited # of tickets!) Email questions to Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org. Note this workshop requires a minimum number of participants. In the event there are not enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled, and a refund will be issued. Please read the FAQs section below carefully before registering. FAQs Is STEMteachersNYC an approved NYC DOE CTLE Vendor? Yes. STEMteachersNYC is a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) vendor for the New York City Department of Education (#STE-068881). New York State Teachers will receive a CTLE certificate at the end of the workshop. (CTLE ID # 23385) How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Questions about registration or tickets should be addressed to registration@STEMteachersNYC.org. Questions about invoice/PO issues should be addressed to yi@STEMteachersNYC.org Questions about our programs should be addressed to yadana@STEMteachersNYC.org Is the full workshop fee or the balance of the workshop fee refundable? Refunds for the balance of the full workshop fee (that is, the full fee minus the reservation fee) must be requested within one (1) week of payment and at least four (4) weeks before the start of the workshop. All such requests must be accompanied by an acceptable, documented explanation. Judgments about acceptability of explanations and documentation, and about whether or not a refund will be issued are at the sole discretion of STEMteachersNYC and are final. Refunds will not include fees charged on the initial payment by Eventbrite, credit cards, and/or banks. Is my reservation/ticket transferrable? Not without authorization, please contact the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) if you need to transfer your reservation to a different person/name, or if you wish to transfer your reservation to a different workshop. Can I update my reservation information? Yes, you can update your reservation information. The name on the reservation/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? No, please contact the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) to address this. Can I receive college level credits? No, but you will receive CTLE hours. Where can I find more information about STEMteachersNYC? Visit our website: http://STEMTeachersNYC.org or email info@stemteachersnyc.org How can I join STEMteachersNYC? Click here - it's free! http://stemteachersnyc.org/join/ Members find out about workshops first and can sign up before others. Please note: We take photographs and record video of our workshops in order to publicize a positive image of science teaching, and of STEMteachersNYC - a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you register, you are agreeing to be photographed and to have your voice and image video-recorded. You are also agreeing to relinquish all your rights to the photographs and video recordings. If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded - you must inform us at check-in. We will take one photograph of your face so that we can erase your image if we happen to catch it by chance during the workshop, and we will do our best to avoid you. We would also appreciate your cooperation in positioning yourself at the edge of the group so as to help us avoid you.

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Date Updated: 202104100218
Mon, Apr 26
Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop (BQIT 21)
Mon., Apr. 26, 2021, 12:00am-Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 11:59pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
The Virtual Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop will return 26-28 April 2021 with a new programme of speakers bringing you everything you need to know about the emerging field of Quantum Technology. Register now for Virtual BQIT:21. Registration closes 19th April 2021. Submit your abstract for our poster session. Deadline is 29th March 2021. BQIT is a three day annual workshop aimed at enabling leading UK and international academics and industrial partners to come together; to explore and discuss future ambitions and challenges in the field of Quantum Information Technologies. Since our conception in 2014 we have had 230 speakers and panellists who have presented their work and opinions on a range of topics, from quantum theory to innovation in industry. Last year's workshop programme is available here: ?virtual BQIT:20 programme (PDF, 2,743kB). For further information, please contact us at bqit-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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Produced by University of Bristol
Date Updated: 202102211452
Quantum computing for CISOs - inaugural community event
Mon., Apr. 26, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Does your CRO know the threats? Has your CISO acted? Join us for this inaugural CISO event. Details in this post: https://medium.com/quantum-london/quantum-computing-for-cisos-2ff209401c16?sk=f8f760b3dfc8f3a96b3ff9592b746b51 RSVP sign-up here: https://my.demio.com/ref/D7DNlm5K0klTVBCb

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Produced by London Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202103122016
tket: A Hardware Agnostic Quantum Compiler
Mon., Apr. 26, 2021, 7:00pm-9:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
TBD: Cambridge Quantum Computing

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Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202103152026
Tue, Apr 27
Postquantum Cryptography
Tue., Apr. 27, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
This colloquium series will feature talks by some of the foremost experts in quantum computation in the form of "an invitation to research in area X". With the explosion of interest in quantum computation, there is a dizzying flurry of results, as well as a diverse group of researchers who are drawn to this field. This colloquium series aims to target three audiences: Experts in quantum computation: It is increasingly difficult for even experts to keep up with the results in adjacent areas. These colloquia will aim to identify the key results and techniques in the area, as well as the most important directions for further research. Interested researchers in (classical) theoretical computer science: There are deep connections between ideas in quantum computation and classical complexity, algorithms, etc. These colloquia will make these connections more accessible to the broader TCS community. Interested mathematical and physical science (MPS) researchers: These colloquia will enable MPS researchers to cut through the clutter to make connections to CS style results in quantum computation.

Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
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Produced by Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing - Quantum Colloquium
Date Updated: 202104152123
Classical Shadows of Quantum States
Tue., Apr. 27, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 500 (For Quantum Professional)

Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
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Produced by Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing - Quantum Colloquium
Date Updated: 202103161752
How to create a good ansatz for variational quantum algorithms / Fault-tolerant quantum computing with photonics
Tue., Apr. 27, 2021, 11:30am-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
The 10th series of seminars organized by QRST. Speakers: Sophia Economou (Virginia Tech) and Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia (PsiQuantum). About this Event 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 10th series of seminars, the speakers will be Sophia Economou (Virginia Tech) and Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia (PsiQuantum). Their talks are titled "How to create a good ansatz for variational quantum algorithms" and "Fault-tolerant quantum computing with photonics", 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 create a good ansatz for variational quantum algorithms Variational quantum algorithms (VQAs) constitute a class of hybrid quantum-classical algorithms that are investigated primarily for NISQ processors. A crucial element of VQAs is the choice of ansatz. I will give highlights from our work on the preparation of compact, problem-tailored ansatze for quantum many-body simulation and optimization. About the speaker: Sophia Economou is a Professor of Physics and the Hassinger Senior Fellow of Physics at Virginia Tech. She focuses on theoretical research in quantum information science, including quantum computing, quantum communications, and quantum simulation algorithms. Talk 2: Fault-tolerant quantum computing with photonics General purpose quantum computers will utilize millions of physical qubits, thus requiring an underlying qubit technology that can be manufactured at scale. Integrated silicon photonics is an intrinsically scalable and manufacturable platform where all necessary gates are available to manipulate qubits, encoded in photons, with very high fidelity and low noise. In this talk, we will discuss architectures for fault-tolerant quantum computing with photonics in the newly-introduced fusion-based quantum computing paradigm. Fusion-based quantum computing presents a new framework for fault-tolerant quantum computation, focused on the efficient integration of quantum error correction and physical-level hardware operations. Its primitives, small entangled resource states and projective entangling gates, make it particularly useful in an integrated photonics platform, offering significant architectural simplifications and reducing requirements on physical level operations. About the speaker: Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia is Sr. Director of Quantum Architecture at PsiQuantum Corp. She received her PhD from Imperial College London for her work on linear optical quantum computing architectures. After postdoctoral positions in Bristol (UK) and Calgary (Canada), she joined PsiQuantum in 2017, where she leads a team working on the design and development of an architecture for universal fault-tolerant quantum computing using silicon photonics. Recodings here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFCoZSLBMgcDGymcRloZl4A/featured

Speaker: Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia, Sr. Director of Quantum Architecture at PsiQuantum Corp.
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Produced by Quantum Research Seminars Toronto
Date Updated: 202104082312
Wed, Apr 28
IEEE Quantum Education interest group, monthly meeting
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)

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Produced by IEEE Quantum
Date Updated: 202104051435
Quantum Barcelona w\ Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
In our next episode of Quantum?Barcelona, we are delighted to have Marta P Estarellas and Ramiro Sagastizabal who will introduce us to one of the latest start-ups of the Barcelona quantum community: Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech is a 2019 founded start-up in quantum computing based in Barcelona. Qilimanjaro counts with an integrated hardware and software team that focuses on coherent quantum annealing high-quality qubit architectures to deliver scalable app-specific quantum processors and services in a short timeframe. In this talk we will present an overview of the mission and vision of Qilimanjaro from both a hardware and software perspective. Website: https://www.qilimanjaro.tech/? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marta P Estarellas is a Senior Quantum Engineer of Qilimanjaro's Software team. She is also a visiting researcher and collaborator at the National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo) and the University of York (UK). Before coming to Barcelona she was a postdoctoral researcher of the Global Research Center for Quantum Information Science at NII, where she developed optimization techniques for compiling quantum algorithms in large-scale fault-tolerant quantum computer architectures and explored the used of current NISQ devices as dedicated computers to simulate complex networks. She holds a PhD in Physics at the York Centre for Quantum Technologies (University of York, UK), where she investigated the uses of spin-chain systems for quantum information applications. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ramiro Sagastizabal is a Senior Quantum Engineer of Qilimanjaro's Hardware team. He is currently awaiting the appointment of his doctoral defense at TU Delft. During his thesis, he conducted experimental research with transmon quantum processors, covering all experimental layers: device design and fabrication, cryogenics and electrical control, and finally characterization, tune-up and operation of quantum processors for quantum simulations.

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Produced by Quantum Barcelona
Date Updated: 202104141330
Atom Interferometers for Inertial Sensing
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Inertial sensing has many applications ranging from fundamental physics, aerospace/military, automotive and consuming products, including precision measurements of the fine-structure constant, microgravity, aircraft dynamics control, platform stabilization in video cameras, virtual reality headsets, and pointing devices for computers, automatic and dynamic control of vehicle, etc.

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Produced by ColdQuanta
Date Updated: 202104122331
A New Approach to Quantum Machine Learning
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Abstract In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in combining the disciplines of quantum information theory and machine learning. One of the approaches is to translate ML or DL to quantum equivalents expecting "QUANTUM" speed up in training and inference. The other approach is to explore a new direction of machine learning which utilizes the nature of quantum computing. Though we are seeing the early signs of quantum advantage (e.g analytical performance), it is still uncharted and needs to be explored. This class will discuss simple and effective approaches to construct QML algorithms and explain some of the basic and key building elements and overall algorithm architecture. Host Ma?va Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program Instructor Dr. Jae-Eun Park, Program Director for Quantum Industry Solution at IBM Dr. Jae-Eun ParkJae Eun Park is managing IBM GBS Quantum Algorithm Acceleration Teams. Currently he is working on problems in Quantum ML, AI & Machine Learning, Optimization and Simulation for multiple industry application by blending quantum and classical advanced analytics together. He has 19 years of industry experience in business strategy, advanced analytics & modeling, and artificial intelligence. He has managed IBM Research teams in AI industry focusing on commerce sector including supply chain and marketing. Previously, he managed Research strategy and offering team for IBM Research. He holds MBA from The New York University of Stern School of Business with Stern Scholar honor and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Speaker: Dr. Jae-Eun Park, Program Director for Quantum Industry Solution at IBM
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Produced by IEEE Quantum
Date Updated: 202104051414
Quantum Computers Pose a Huge Threat to Current Encryption. Get Ready.
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 5:00pm-6:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please join QuSecure on April 28th at 2pm PDT for a webinar where we will help enterprise and government leaders understand and prepare for the upcoming quantum threat. We will present solutions to make your organization quantum-safe by securing data, and ensuring your digital assets remain safe well into the future.

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Produced by QuSecure
Date Updated: 202103201313
Applied Quantum Computing for Today's Military
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 3:00pm-4:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
An information-sharing event focused on The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Quantum Computing Applied Quantum Computing for Today's Military The Federal government has been focusing on the quantum industry and how this technology can be a disruptive force within the military. Congress included language in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) asking the military to provide annual reports of problems they want to use quantum computing to help solve, and the ATARC Global Quantum Working Group is highlighting the art of the possible with today's technology. During this one-hour webinar presentation we will be hearing a Keynote from Congressional Staff Member (fill in name) on the Congressional intent of quantum computing for the military, followed by a panel discussion on Applied Quantum Computing for Today's Military based on the White Paper produced by ATARC's Global Quantum Project Team, and closing with a Military Logistics Demo from our partner's at D-Wave. Congressional Keynote: Rep. Jim Langevin U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district since 2001 Maeva Ghonda ATARC Global Quantum Advisor Chair Terrill Frantz Quantum Information Science; Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity (Assoc.), Harrisburg University Celia Merzbacher QED-C Executive Director at SRI International Demo: Alex Condello Manager, Applications Development Technology and Tools at D-Wave Systems Moderator: Allison Schwartz ATARC Global Quantum Industry Chair

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Produced by ATARC
Date Updated: 202104142036
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101313
Joint Symposium on Quantum Transport Technology
Wed., Apr. 28, 2021, 9:00am-11:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
The second episode of the QIT Webinar Series, ?titled "Joint Symposium on Quantum Transport Technology??' is jointly organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This episode will introduce the latest advances in quantum transport and bring together international scientists and engineers from the quantum research community and applicable mainstream industries to discuss the feasibility of, and scope the challenges to, the commercial realisation of quantum transport. In particular, it will address the question of how quantum transport capability can be integrated into existing infrastructures and the corresponding roadmap to building different implementations of quantum transport network. Participation is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations. ?

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Produced by ITU
Date Updated: 202103201302
Thu, Apr 29
Quantum Commercialization & Entrepreneurship
Thu., Apr. 29, 2021, 10:00am-10:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
he Creative Destruction Lab will be discussing quantum entrepreneurship, trends in quantum commercialization, and their program. About this Event The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) has been helping build quantum startups since 2017, with over 80 companies coming through the program and over $100M USD being created in equity value. At this session, Sam Kearney, a Venture Manager of CDL's Quantum Stream, will be talking about entrepreneurship in the quantum space, trends in quantum commercialization, and how both individuals and companies can get involved in the program.

Speaker: Sam Kearney, Venture Manager of CDL's Quantum Stream
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Produced by Creative Destruction Lab
Date Updated: 202104070513
The Next Generation of Qubit Control: SHFSG Signal Generator Launch Event
Thu., Apr. 29, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Would you like to achieve high-fidelity control of superconducting or spin qubits without spending time on mixer calibration? Join our virtual event to find out how the SHFSG Signal Generator sets new standards in spectral purity and stability while helping you generate fast, high-fidelity gate sequences. The event will include a technical overview, a presentation of the instrument and a practical demonstration showing you how to: - Operate at up to 8.5 GHz free from mixer calibration; - Maximize gate fidelity with high-purity signals; and - Control up to 8 qubits per instrument. An extended live Q&A session will allow you to ask us your questions about the new SHFSG.

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Produced by Zurich Instruments
Date Updated: 202104141406
Developing classical/quantum hybrid software with QPath
Thu., Apr. 29, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
we want you to know how easy it is to implement quantum software in your company with QuantumPath. For this reason, from aQuantum (by Alhambra) we invite you to the cycle of free webinars "QPath: The Democratization of Quantum Computing" in which we will show you: How QPath works and why is an accelerator for the adoption of the quantum software stack. How to face this challenge with a very feasible and pragmatic approach. How to integrate classical and quantum software with this platform.

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Date Updated: 202101311534
Quantum Computing and a Diverse Quantum Workforce
Thu., Apr. 29, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
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Webinar link: https://my.demio.com/ref/4siDAKctXYzms1tZ For more information on the event and speakers: https://medium.com/quantum-london/quantum-computing-and-a-diverse-quantum-workforce-30566c5b8484?sk=a3c7f8dce0928d3109ef7073f19b5683 Webinar summary: An exciting and much needed event as we see quantum computing ecosystems develop around the globe. Emanuele and Anahita will be speaking with Dr Celia Yeung and Dr Rupesh Srivastava from the Quantum Computing & Simulation (QCS) Hub. The QCS Hub is part of a UK's national programme to develop quantum technologies. In this presentation, Celia will introduce the work carried out within the Hub and discuss their aims for a sustainable, inclusive workforce. Given that we are still in the early stages of building quantum ecosystems around the world, it is paramount that diversity and inclusion are considered right from start, making this is a very relevant and necessary topic to discuss now.

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Produced by London Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202104092006
Fri, Apr 30
***APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY***Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)
Fri., Apr. 30, 2021, 12:00am-11:59pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
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Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)Export this event to calendar TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2021 (ALL DAY) TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 (ALL DAY) Discover how mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and more combine into one of the most exciting topics in modern science - quantum information - at the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS). QCSYS is a unique enrichment program for high school students that will run this August. QCSYS will be a free, online program that offers a blend of expert lectures, small group discussions, problem solving, and opportunities for mentoring and networking with world-leading quantum researchers. You will: see how the world works at the quantum level; understand phenomenon like quantum superposition and entanglement; learn how quantum technology will transform computing, imaging and cryptography; and make international friendships. Apply by Friday, April 30, 2021. Event website Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students Cost Free

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Produced by University of Waterloo
Date Updated: 202102222145
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Fri., Apr. 30, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Speaker: Gianluigi Catelani Host: Zlatko Minev, Ph.D. Title: Papers: Abstract: -- The Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community. It will feature community members and leaders every Friday, 12 PM EDT.

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Produced by Qiskit
Date Updated: 202104011938
How to join the Quantum Workforce? - Prepare for College
Fri., Apr. 30, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Building quantum technology requires a lot of people with different backgrounds (physicists, electrical engineers, computer scientists, software engineers, chemists, ) and it can be overwhelming to consider a career in quantum science and information. By attending this series of public virtual events hosted by the Center for Quantum Networks Engineering Workforce Development and the Yale Quantum Institute, attendees will learn from students and researchers in the field what it is like to work in quantum and get advice on navigating the various pathways. This and future panels in this series will be dedicated to share information on careers in the field of quantum science and information. Audience: high school and first-year undergraduate students SPEAKERS IN THE PANEL - Shantanu Jha, Yale '21 Founder of Yale Undergraduate Quantum Computing - Ayelet Kalfus, Yale '24 YuQC Director of Partnerships - Steve Girvin, Yale Professor of Physics Teaches Quantum Physics to Yale Undergraduates - Recruiters from University of Arizona College of Engineering

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Date Updated: 202104121943
How to Join the Quantum Workforce Series: Prepare for College
Fri., Apr. 30, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
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Building quantum technology requires a lot of people with different backgrounds (physicists, electrical engineers, computer scientists, software engineers, chemists, ) and it can be overwhelming to consider a career in quantum science and information. It can also be overwhelming if you have never heard of quantum physics either! By attending this series of public virtual events hosted in partnership with the Center for Quantum Networks Engineering Workforce Development, participants will learn from students and researchers in the field what it is like to work in quantum science and get advice on navigating the various pathways. This and future panels in this series will be dedicated to share information on careers in the field of quantum science and information. OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL AND FIRST YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS. Registration required at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/9416182344949/WN_Ji5gDJK8RaK713RxsZ2otw Audience: high school and first-year undergraduate students SPEAKERS IN THE PANEL - Shantanu Jha, Yale '21 Founder of Yale Undergraduate Quantum Computing - Ayelet Kalfus, Yale '24 YuQC Director of Partnerships - Steve Girvin, Yale Professor of Physics Teaches Quantum Physics to Yale Undergraduates - Recruiters from University of Arizona College of Engineering

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Date Updated: 202104161146
How To Find a Good Semiconductor (Using Lasers)
Fri., Apr. 30, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Tuesday 30th March, 4:00pm (GMT) - Aleksander Ulatowski: 'How To Find a Good Semiconductor (Using Lasers)' Registration required - please use this form to register for this event. Semiconductors are present all around us, in modern light bulbs, TV screens, solar panels, and laptops. Miniaturisation of semiconductor devices resulted in billions of tiny transistors currently being used in a single computer chip. But what exactly are semiconductors, how do they work, and how do scientists keep finding newer and better semiconducting materials? Hopefully this talk will answer all of these questions! About the speaker: "Hi, I'm Alex and I am currently a PhD student in the Semiconductors group at University of Oxford. In my research group, we use laser spectroscopy to look for new materials to be used in solar cells. My work focuses on a group of materials called perovskite semiconductors, which will soon be used in novel, highly efficient solar panels."

Speaker: Aleksander Ulatowsk, PhD student in the Semiconductors group at University of Oxford
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Date Updated: 202103231357
Sat, May 01
Quantum Science Seminar with Alioscia Hamma on Chaos
Sat., May. 01, 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Saturday Science Lecture with Gerardo Ortiz on Quantum Computing for Beginners Gerardo Ortiz from Indiana University - Bloomington will be presenting the Saturday Science Lecture "Quantum Computing for Beginners" There is a deep connection between physics and computation because any computation can be represented as a physical process. In 1981, the famous physicist Richard Feynman raised provocative questions about the simulation of physical phenomena using a special device known today as a 'quantum computer.' Such a device was intended to mimic physical processes exactly as they occur in nature, and thus shared those 'spooky' features of quantum physics that Einstein had talked about. Four decades after these remarks from such an influential figure, we know quantum computers offer the possibility of performing certain tasks exponentially faster than current digital computers. The quantum computing revolution is upon us with the potential to change industries, and our society at large, by solving problems that seem intractable today. It is time to learn how to program such devices. The Zoom link will be sent via email to everyone on our email list before each lecture. Those wishing to join the email list should email a request to physics@wustl.edu. EVENT DETAILS Saturday, May 01, 2021 10:00 AM ZOOM | CONTACT PHYSICS@WUSTL.EDU TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ADD TO CALENDAR Washington University in St. Louis PHYSICS@WUSTL.EDU

Speaker: Alioscia Hamma, University of Massachusetts
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Date Updated: 202104022316
Wed, May 05
UK / France Quantum Innovation Exhibition
Wed., May. 05, 2021, 4:00am-Thu., May. 06, 2021, 12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Explore the national quantum programmes within UK and France and find out more about some of the best up and coming quantum companies. About this Event On the 5th - 6th May 2021, lead supporters for the quantum innovation landscape are joining forces to host a two-day event showcasing the quantum programmes and the innovative quantum companies being developed in the UK and France. Th event will begin with a series of plenary and panel sessions exploring the research and funding opportunities within both countries as well as introducing some of the most successful quantum companies to come out of their national programmes. It will then look at the pioneering investors who are currently investing into quantum technologies and go on to discuss how other investors can engage with this emerging technology in the future. On day two, there will be an exhibition of 25 quantum businesses who are currently raising investment in UK and France. There will be five sessions through out the day focusing on Quantum Communication, Quantum Hardware, Quantum Imaging, Quantum Sensing and Quantum Computing and Simulation. Each session will include 6 minute pitches from five companies, a short Q&A session with each company before the audience are invited to find out more during the company break-out sessions. For more information go to: www.ukfrancequantum.com If you are part of a UK or French Quantum Technology Company and are interested in pitching as part of our Investor Exhibition then please create a short 1 minute elevator pitch video and send this along with your application form here: tinyurl.com/applyQTshowcase http://www.ukfrancequantum.com/

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Produced by Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC), University Of Bristol
Date Updated: 202103041331
A Hands-On Approach to Quantum Computing Learning-Coding with Q#
Wed., May. 05, 2021, 10:00am-11:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Abstract Coming Soon Host Ma?va Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program Instructor Dr. Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft Quantum, Sr. Program Manager Dr. Kitty Y. M. YeungDr. 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. Kitty is the producer of MS Learn quantum modules and the Quantum Learning website with customized learning materials, creator of comic series Quantum Computing through Comics, lecturer at HackadayU and Microsoft Reactor on Quantum Computing, founder & designer of sustainable and STEAM fashion brand, Art by Physicist, and creative technologist & lead of the Fashion Hack at Microsoft. 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 the integration of technology, science, design and art. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups. See her work on www.artbyphysicistkittyyeung.com

Speaker: Dr. Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft Quantum, Sr. Program Manager
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Produced by IEEE Quantum
Date Updated: 202104051416
A Future in the Quantum Realm
Wed., May. 05, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
This webinar is a realistic look at the future and current state of quantum engineering present by Dr. Robert Blizek of Booz Allen Hamilton About this Event Presentation Summary The proposed presentation provides a realistic look at the future and current state of quantum engineering and concludes, for those interested, that a career in Quantum Engineering is not to be dreamed as if it were a far-off future state but is already here for the taking. The presentation begins with a useful definition of quantum physics followed by a nerdy but entertaining illustration that captures the historical implications where we are in our global race to exploit the principles of quantum revolution. It then uses the Elitzur-Vaidman experiment to show how quantum engineering uniquely advances humanity while imposing its own set of limitations. From this understanding, the idea of quantum supremacy as a framework for any meaningful discussion of quantum engineered advancement is established. The presentation then provides examples to illustrate the real meaning of quantum supremacy by citing the current state of three development areas highlighted by the media. The presentation then provides insights into the even brighter and more immediate breakthroughs in quantized effects devices that are currently under way. Rolling these observations together, the presentation concludes that a career in quantum engineering is not a future dream, as presented in the media, but is here now for any to pursue. Presentation Outline I. What is Quantum Physics in a Nutshell II. Why is Quantum Engineering Important: The Elitzur-Vaidman Experiment III. Quantum Supremacy - Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should IV. Observations You Won't Get from Google The State of Quantum Computing The State of Quantum Communications The State of Quantum Navigation V. The Other Quantum: The Land of Quantized Effects Devices Memory Topological Processors Spiral Wavefront Lidar and Detectors VI. Conclusion: Quantum is not about the yet unrealized future. A career in Quantum Engineering is already here. Speaker Bio Dr. Blizek is the former Director of Quantum Engineering under the U.S. Navy Air Enterprise (NAE) CTO office located at Pax River. There, he was responsible for quantum technology roadmapping covering applied research in quantum computing, imaging, navigation, communications, power management, and other applications. He tracked, analyzed, and advised leadership on the state of and potential impact of emerging quantum technologies from across the globe. He was a member of the Intelligence Community Quantum Working Group advising the joint chiefs of staff and the White House liaison on the National Quantum Initiative. View the BAH website Here**A zoom link will be sent out one day prior to the event**If you have any questions, please feel free to email Samantha Nelson, Program Manager, Purdue Foundry at WestGate, at sjnelson@prf.org.#WestGate #PurdueFoundry #QuantumEngineering #QuantumPhysics

Speaker: Dr. Robert Blizek, Booz Allen Hamilton
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Produced by WestGate Academy
Date Updated: 202104111413
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., May. 05, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101313
Black Box Testing of Quantum Programs
Wed., May. 05, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/AutGlQzPDPU Abstract: Quantum programs implement quantum algorithms solving complex computational problems. Testing such programs is challenging due to the inherent characteristics of Quantum Computing (QC), such as the probabilistic nature and computations in superposition. This talk will present some preliminary works on testing quantum programs, including the assessment of input and output coverage criteria, optimal test generation with search algorithms, and mutation analysis to evaluate the quality of test cases generated for testing quantum programs. Finally, the talk will present future research directions along these lines. Short Bio:Shaukat Ali is a Chief Research Scientist and Head of Department at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway. His research focuses on devising novel methods for the Verification and Validation of Cyber-Physical Systems. He has been involved in several basic research, research-based innovation, and innovation projects in the capacity of PI/Co-PI related to testing, search-based software engineering, model-based system engineering, and recently on quantum software engineering.

Speaker: Shaukat Ali, Simula - Norway
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Produced by U.Porto
Date Updated: 202104051851
Thu, May 06
QC40: Physics of Computation Conference 40th Anniversary
Thu., May. 06, 2021, 8:30am-5:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
QC40 is a one-day virtual event that will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Physics of Computation Conference which was jointly organized by MIT and IBM, and held at the MIT campus (Endicott House) in 1981. The conference was a defining moment in the history of quantum computation. At QC40, we will take a close look at the changes in quantum computing over the past 40 years, with a panel discussion and keynote addresses by attendees from the original conference and pioneers in the field of quantum computing. The day will also feature academic talks highlighting recent work in quantum information science (more details under 'What is QC40?'). The top outstanding talk submissions will be recognized with up to $5,000 grants as a way to contribute to future research.

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Produced by IBM Qiskit
Date Updated: 202103011346
Fri, May 07
Quantum Summer School for students-- applications due **Today**
Fri., May. 07, 2021, 12:00am-12:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
The Quantum Science Center will hold a quantum summer school, which will be hosted virtually by QSC partner Purdue University, from May 17 to 21. This event is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral associates, including those not associated with the QSC. Information about the virtual platform will be announced at a later date. Anyone interested in participating should fill out the registration form by Friday, May 7. There will also be a poster session and a 'Shark Tank' competition for QSC-affiliated students and postdocs, with details to be announced soon. This school will focus on the QSC's three scientific thrusts. The first focus area, Quantum Materials Discovery and Development, involves understanding and developing quantum concepts such as topological electronic materials, quantum spin systems, and quantum probes. The second focus area, Quantum Algorithms and Simulation, includes designing and testing sophisticated algorithms and software tools for predictive dynamical quantum simulation and quantum sensing applications. And the third focus area, Quantum Devices and Sensors for Discovery Science, brings researchers together to answer quantum questions with new high-performance quantum devices and sensors. Young professionals in the quantum science community who take part in the event will have the opportunity to receive training in these areas from experts affiliated with national laboratories, universities, and companies around the world. Confirmed speakers include: Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University Daniel Bowring, Fermilab Rolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratory Susanne Yelin, Harvard University/University of Connecticut Chris Monroe, Duke University/IonQ Mark Tsang, Microsoft Mariia Mykhailova, Microsoft Dana Anderson, ColdQuanta This announcement will be updated as more details become available. For more information, contact David Stewart (davidstewart@purdue.edu).

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Date Updated: 202103031848
Operational Research and Quantum Computing: can they join forces?
Fri., May. 07, 2021, 4:00am-5:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Operational Research and Quantum Computing: can they join forces? About this Event We experience the benefits of classical computing every day. However, there are challenges that today's systems would never be able to solve. To stand a chance at solving some of these problems, we need a new kind of computing: Quantum Computing. During this session we will explore together what quantum computers are about, and how they might be applied to operational research and more specifically optimization problems. With this, you would be able to start exploring how quantum computing can help with your research. Operational Research and Quantum Computing: can they join forces? image EWG POR webinars organisers: Sofiane Oussedik (IBM), Joaquim Gromicho (ORTEC), Patrick Schittekat (SINTEF), Gavin Bell (Optimeering), Adisa Mujezinovic

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Produced by EURO Working Group On Practice Of OR
Date Updated: 202104162108
Tue, May 11
NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK: What we know after 30 days
Tue., May. 11, 2021, 11:30am-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Content level: 300 -- Event is for the "Quantum Explorer" Title: NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK: What we know after 30 days Speaker: You & the community This is a discussion centered on cuQuantum, 30 days after its public announcement by Jensen Huang at NVIDIA GTC '21 on April 12, 2021. For this meetup, there is no specific keynote speaker per se, just a gathering those in the quantum community interested in talking about this possibly important SDK and how it relates to quantum computing. Hopefully, we'll have some specific things to talk about, but likely most will remain speculative at the time of this, but there is a lot to get through for quantum folks, e.g., TPUs, the NVIDOA A100, cuda, and even Amazon EC2 P4d Instances, so likely we all have a great deal to learn even if cuQuantum SDK specifics are yet available at the time we meet. This is a sit-around-the-campfire type of event, come to listen, come to talk, come to explore, come to question, come curious, or just come to get out of another zoom meeting; regardless, hope to see ya on May 11! These "Meetup-Lite" events are **Free** and are online-only {connect & password information will be emailed to registered participants ~60 minutes prior to meeting} Event artifacts, e.g. slides & recording (when available): http://quantum.harrisburg.tech/meetups/20210511/ For a current listing of quantum-related live online events--globally--visit http://live.quantumapalooza.com/ Sponsor: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology https://harrisburgU.edu/quantum email: quantum@HarrisburgU.edu

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Date Updated: 202104160200
The Future of Superconducting Quantum Computing
Tue., May. 11, 2021, 8:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
The Future of Superconducting Quantum Computing About this Event Schedule (GMT+3): 15:30: Prof. John Martinis (Google & UCSB) 16:00: Dr. Jay Gambetta (IBM Fellow and Vice President, Quantum Computing) 16:30: Dr. Jan Goetz (Co-founder and CEO at IQM) 17:00: Break 17:10: Dr. Matthew Hutchings (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SEEQC) 17:30: Prof. Oskar Painter (Head of Quantum Hardware at Amazon & Caltech) 18:00: Dr. Chad Rigetti (Founder and CEO at Rigetti) 18:30: Panel of experts Schedule (EDT): 08:30: Prof. John Martinis (Google & UCSB) 09:00: Dr. Jay Gambetta (IBM Fellow and Vice President, Quantum Computing) 09:30: Dr. Jan Goetz (Co-founder and CEO at IQM) 10:00: Break 10:10: Dr. Matthew Hutchings (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SEEQC) 10:30: Prof. Oskar Painter (Head of Quantum Hardware at Amazon & Caltech) 11:00: Dr. Chad Rigetti (Founder and CEO at Rigetti) 11:30: Panel of experts Event Hosts: Prof. Netanel Lindner and Dr. Asif Sinay 1st lecture: Title: Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor The promise of quantum computers is that certain computational tasks might be executed exponentially faster on a quantum processor than on a classical processor. A fundamental challenge is to build a high-fidelity processor capable of running quantum algorithms in an exponentially large computational space. Here we report the use of a processor with programmable superconducting qubits to create quantum states on 53 qubits, corresponding to a computational state-space of dimension 2^53 (about 10^16). Measurements from repeated experiments sample the resulting probability distribution, which we verify using classical simulations. Our Sycamore processor takes about 200 seconds to sample one instance of a quantum circuit a million times-our benchmarks currently indicate that the equivalent task for a state-of-the-art classical supercomputer would take approximately 10,000 years. This dramatic increase in speed compared to all known classical algorithms is an experimental realization of quantum supremacy for this specific computational task, heralding a much-anticipated computing paradigm. Speaker: Prof. John Martinis (Google & UCSB) Bio: John Martinis pioneered research on superconducting quantum-bits as a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley. He has worked at CEA France, NIST Boulder, and UC Santa Barbara. In 2014 he was awarded the London Prize for low-temperature physics research on superconducting qubits. In 2014 he joined the Google quantum-AI team, and now heads an effort to build a useful quantum computer. 2nd lecture: Title: TBD Speaker: Jay Gambetta (IBM Fellow and Vice President, Quantum Computing) Bio: Jay Gambetta is currently VP, Quantum Computing, IBM Fellow & Master Inventor, where he has contributed to the work on quantum validation techniques, quantum codes, improved gates and coherence, near-term applications of quantum computing, the IBM Quantum Experience, and the Qiskit open source framework and leads IBM's Quantum Computing group. Previously, he worked at the Institute for Quantum Computing in Canada and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. Jay has over 100 publications in field of quantum information science. In 2014, he was named a fellow of the American Physical Society. He holds a PhD in physics from Griffith University Australia. 3rd lecture: Title: IQM Co-Design Quantum Computers Quantum Computing offers revolutionary possibilities for future technologies. Quantum applications include examples such as drug discovery, aircraft optimization, and portfolio management in finance. To use quantum computers in the related industries, the size of quantum processors still needs to be increases by orders of magnitude compared to the current state-of-the-art. Once this gap is closed, the community expects to reach quantum advantage, i.e., a quantum computer outperforming classical supercomputer in commercially interesting problems. To create a shortcut to quantum advantage with more efficient hardware resources, IQM is developing novel Co-Design Quantum Computers to reach commercial quantum advantage faster. Together with partners from research and industry, IQM is building a strong ecosystem for commercially viable quantum technologies. Speaker: Dr Jan Goetz (Co-Founder and CEO at IQM) Bio: Jan is a quantum physicist and co-founding CEO of IQM, building quantum computers for the wellbeing of humankind. IQM has assembled an exceptional team of international quantum experts developing co-design quantum computers to tackle the hardest challenges modern society is facing. IQM's breakthroughs include pioneering on-chip components for ultra-fast processors and hardware-efficient solutions for application-specific computers. IQM has raised more than EUR 71 million in funding, including the largest seed investment round in Finnish history. Jan did his doctorate on superconducting quantum circuits at the Technical University of Munich and worked as a Marie Curie Fellow in Helsinki at Aalto University, where he holds the title of lecturer. He is selected as one of the 40 under 40 in Germany and received the prestigious entrepreneurship award from the KAUTE Foundation. About IQM IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers. It follows an innovative Co-Design strategy to deliver quantum advantage to its clients, based on application specific processors, using novel chip architectures and ultrafast quantum operations. IQM is ready to deliver quantum computers to scientific and industrial customers. www.meetiqm.com 4th lecture: Title: Seeqc - Digital Quantum Computing Seeqc is developing the first digital quantum computing platform for global businesses. Seeqc combines classical and quantum technologies to address the efficiency, stability and cost issues endemic to quantum computing systems. The company applies classical and quantum technology through digital readout and control technology and through a unique chip-scale architecture. Seeqc's quantum system provides the energy- and cost-efficiency, speed and digital control required to make quantum computing useful and bring the first commercially-scalable, problem-specific quantum computing applications to market. The company is one of the first companies to have built a superconductor multi-layer commercial chip foundry and through this experience has the infrastructure in place for design, testing and manufacturing of quantum-ready superconductors. Seeqc is a spin-out of Hypres, the world's leading developer of superconductor electronics. Seeqc's team of executives and scientists have deep expertise and experience in commercial superconductive computing solutions and quantum computing. Seeqc is based in Elmsford, NY with design and test facilities in the UK and EU Speaker: Dr. Matt Hutchings (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SEEQC) Bio: Matt Hutchings has extensive experience in both research and commercialization of quantum computing technology. Following a PhD in experimental physics at Cardiff University, Matt joined the Plourde Quantum Research Lab at Syracuse University, as a postdoctoral researcher, where he focused on the development of novel superconducting quantum circuits. At Syracuse, he was the lead experimental Postdoc for an international project with Saarland University to develop a novel superconducting metamaterial device and led a collaborative project with the IBM quantum computing team, to develop a scalable qubit element. This IBM collaboration successfully delivered a novel quantum computing element that was incorporated into a number of their state-of-the-art quantum processor architectures. Matt advanced research developments of Seeqc's underlying SFQu-class technology, through a collaboration between the Plourde team at Syracuse, the McDermott team at University of Wisconsin Madison and Hypres, the inventors of the technology. Having recognized the commercial value of this technology, Matt joined the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre fellowship program at Bristol University, a startup accelerator program aimed at providing the vital business 5th lecture: Title: TBD Speaker: Prof. Oskar J. Painter (Head of Quantum Hardware at Amazon & Caltech) Bio: Oskar J. Painter is the Head of Quantum Hardware Research at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, and the John G Braun Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in Pasadena, California. Professor Painter's research interests are in nanophotonics, quantum optics, and optomechanics for applications in precision measurement and quantum information science. Recent work by Painter and the AWS Center for Quantum Computing team can be seen on Amazon Science and academic journals. 6th lecture: Title: TBD Speaker: Dr. Chad Rigetti (Founder and CEO at Rigetti) Bio: Quantum Computing, a company building quantum computers and superconducting quantum processors, and the first company to develop a full-stack programming and execution environment for hybrid classical quantum-computing. Rigetti's company has received investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Vy Capital, and other investors exceeding $70 million, and has more than 50 patents.

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Date Updated: 202104101933
Wed, May 12
500 million for Quantum! Now what?
Wed., May. 12, 2021, 8:30am-11:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Imagine you receive ?500 million with total freedom to spend it on any quantum project. Now also imagine an unlimited pool of experts and resources, and no discussions on priorities as you are the one who sets them. The race towards quantum supremacy is on. It's exciting to witness who will be the first with a 4000 qubit quantum computer. But do you want to join the race or are you going to disrupt the World with something else? Important questions arise when you have ?500 million. What would you develop? Who do you want to be involved with? Where would you go? And by the way, is ?500 million enough? Listen to what experts with long track records think, what they envision and what they would do. Quantum.Amsterdam presents Florian Schreck, Jaya Baloo, Harry Buhrman and Gilles Brassard on this elusive topic where you will get the chance to not only listen, but also to interact with these distinguished experts. May 12th 2021, 3 hours about the future of Quantum, sometimes something comes along that you simply cannot resist, see you there! . . . and one more thing: if you enjoy what we're bringing to you and you want to stay up to date you can now also subscribe to our newsletter via https://www.quantum.amsterdam/newsletter

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Date Updated: 202104071322
Automation and Synthesis of Quantum Circuits
Wed., May. 12, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Abstract This class will review current limitations of designing quantum circuits, typically done at the gate level or using specific functional building blocks; introduce automation and computer-aided design (CAD) technologies for quantum algorithm design; and demonstrate how these technologies unlock new frontiers of creativity in quantum algorithm development. Host Ma?va Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program Instructor Amir Naveh, Co-Founder and Head of Algorithms at Classiq Technologies Amir NavehAmir Naveh is the co-founder and Head of Algorithms at Classiq Technologies, an exceptional quantum startup that recently received significant venture funding. Classiq enables the development of quantum algorithms through automation and synthesis. Amir is a former leader of large R&D teams and projects in the Israeli Ministry of Defence and Intelligence community and a "Talpiot" alumnus.

Speaker: Amir Naveh, Co-Founder and Head of Algorithms at Classiq Technologies
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Date Updated: 202104051418
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., May. 12, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101313
Thu, May 13
Quantum Computing in the UK today - Berkshire Branch
Thu., May. 13, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Rupesh will look at the current state of play of quantum computing and how the UK is supporting the development of this new era in computing About this Event SPEAKER Dr Rupesh Srivastava of the Quantum Computing & Simulation Hub at Oxford University AGENDA 19.00 Welcome, chat & introductions 19.10 Presentation 20.00 Q&A 20.30 Close SYNOPSIS First proposed by Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman in 1982 in a lecture entitled 'Simulating Physics with Computers', quantum computers have taken almost 4 decades to be realised in reality. Harnessing the laws of quantum physics to perform computations beyond the reach of the current generation of supercomputers, the technology has the potential to impact every area of our lives, and create a future we cannot imagine, just as our parents and grandparents could not imagine the digital revolution nor its impact. Rupesh will look at the current state of play of quantum computing and how the UK is supporting the development of this new era in computing. SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Headline Speaker: Dr Rupesh Srivastava of the Quantum Computing & Simulation Hub at Oxford University Dr Rupesh Srivastava works in the QCS Hub User Engagement team, where his role is to help create and shape a quantum computing industry for the UK, engaging with key stakeholders such as industry and government at regional, national and global levels. Rupesh has more than 20 years' experience in hi-tech software start-ups and technical consultancy, and holds a PhD in Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London. Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over. For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters. THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Berkshire Branch Visit https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/berkshire-branch/

Speaker: Dr Rupesh Srivastava, Quantum Computing & Simulation Hub at Oxford University
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Produced by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Date Updated: 202104111405
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Thu., May. 13, 2021, 3:30pm-4:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
We will provide an introduction and overview of IBM Quantum Computing. This will include a discussion on the motivation for quantum computing and how quantum computers work. Next, we will examine the types of problems to which quantum computing might be applied. The IBM Quantum Experience which provides the tooling and interfaces for programming IBM quantum computers will be introduced. Finally, we will highlight the IBM Quantum ecosystem which includes the IBM Quantum Network and the Qiskit community. After this session you should be empowered with the knowledge and resources you need to begin your quantum computing journey. Note that this session is part of a multiple set of sessions we plan to host on quantum computing. Stay tuned for more topics related to quantum! Presenter: Mohammed Taboun - Data Scientist, Cognitive and Analytics and IBM Quantum ambassador. Mohammed is currently a Data Scientist in the Cognitive and Analytics practice in IBM Services. He builds innovative machine learning, AI and optimization solutions for clients across a range of industries. These solutions empower clients to use their data to forecast, optimize and make more informed business decisions. He is also an ambassador for IBM's quantum computing program known as IBM Quantum. Mohammed holds a PhD in mechanical engineering, where he studied distributed intelligent control systems, and a Master's degree in industrial engineering, where he studied operations research. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder. https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=r553dde4d69ce09e7aba19966701a24fe

Speaker: Mohammed Taboun, Data Scientist, Cognitive and Analytics and IBM Quantum ambassador
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Produced by IBM Canada Technical Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202103022243
Sat, May 15
Quantum Mechanics As Source Code
Sat., May. 15, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Details Title: Quantum mechanics as source code Abstract: Quantum information science has taught us that information is physical. This talk takes the opposite route (?physics is informational') and presents the core concepts of quantum mechanics in terms of information and programming (Q# snippets). We'll shed light on the surprising connection between quantum mechanics and information, explained in a language that is familiar to people with an IT background. The target audience is anybody who enjoys programming and would like to get introduced to quantum mechanics from an IT perspective. No previous exposure to Q# is needed to follow the talk. Bio: Tamas Varga got his PhD in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2006. Since then he's spent 15 years in the banking and insurance industry as a software developer. He is the founder of q-edu-lab.com, created with the aim of making quantum computing and quantum cryptography more accessible to IT professionals. Moderator: Pawel Gora, CEO of Quantum AI Foundation

Speaker: Tamas Varga, founder of q-edu-lab.com
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Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202104061125
Mon, May 17
Quantum Summer School for students
Mon., May. 17, 2021, 12:00am-Fri., May. 21, 2021, 12:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
The Quantum Science Center will hold a quantum summer school, which will be hosted virtually by QSC partner Purdue University, from May 17 to 21. This event is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral associates, including those not associated with the QSC. Information about the virtual platform will be announced at a later date. Anyone interested in participating should fill out the registration form by Friday, May 7. There will also be a poster session and a 'Shark Tank' competition for QSC-affiliated students and postdocs, with details to be announced soon. This school will focus on the QSC's three scientific thrusts. The first focus area, Quantum Materials Discovery and Development, involves understanding and developing quantum concepts such as topological electronic materials, quantum spin systems, and quantum probes. The second focus area, Quantum Algorithms and Simulation, includes designing and testing sophisticated algorithms and software tools for predictive dynamical quantum simulation and quantum sensing applications. And the third focus area, Quantum Devices and Sensors for Discovery Science, brings researchers together to answer quantum questions with new high-performance quantum devices and sensors. Young professionals in the quantum science community who take part in the event will have the opportunity to receive training in these areas from experts affiliated with national laboratories, universities, and companies around the world. Confirmed speakers include: Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University Daniel Bowring, Fermilab Rolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratory Susanne Yelin, Harvard University/University of Connecticut Chris Monroe, Duke University/IonQ Mark Tsang, Microsoft Mariia Mykhailova, Microsoft Dana Anderson, ColdQuanta This announcement will be updated as more details become available. For more information, contact David Stewart (davidstewart@purdue.edu).

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Produced by Purdue University
Date Updated: 202103031848
Wed, May 19
Quantum Computing and Software Engineering: Interpenetration
Wed., May. 19, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/AutGlQzPDPU Abstract:Quantum computers have arrived. How their presence affects the evolution of legacy software? How can we improve the construction and testing of quantum software components? Let us explore some answers to these questions. Short Bio:Andriy Miranskyy is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University. His research interests are in the area of mitigating risk in software engineering, focusing on large-scale software systems. Andriy received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario. He has 20+ years of software engineering experience in the information management and pharmaceutical industries. Before joining Ryerson, Andriy worked as a software developer in the IBM Information Management division at the IBM Toronto Software Laboratory; currently, he is the Faculty Fellow of the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies. He has served as a guest editor for several journals, as well as an organizer, committee member, and reviewer for several international software engineering workshops and conferences.

Speaker: Andriy Miranskyy, Ryerson University - Toronto - Canada
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Produced by U.Porto
Date Updated: 202104051852
Fri, May 21
Ask Me Anything: Quantum at Pawsey
Thu., May. 20, 2021, 10:00pm-11:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Pawsey Supercomputing Centre invites you to join us for a Pawsey Hour (Ask. Me. Anything.), our way of reaching out to the research community. Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers. This session will focus on Quantum Computing at the Pawsey Centre. If you have any pressing questions please join the session, especially if you are: - New researchers who want to know if Pawsey services are for them - Current users who have specific questions about our infrastructure and expertise, or their research challenges (within the Pawsey context) This Zoom session will be held on Monday [DATE] from 10.00-11.00 am AWST. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting from Zoom. If you have any issues with registering or do not receive the Zoom details upon registration, please email us at help@pawsey.org.au. The event will take place at 10:00 am AWST / 12:00 pm AEST / 1:00 pm AEDT

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Date Updated: 202103261652
Quantum Simulations of Many-Body Effects in the Li-, Be ,and B+ Isoelectronic Systems using the Variational Quantum Eigensolver Algorithm
Fri., May. 21, 2021, 11:30am-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Title: Quantum Simulations of Many-body Effects in Isoelectronic Systems. Abstract: The emerging field of quantum simulation of many-body systems is widely recognized as a very important application of quantum computing. A crucial step towards its realization in the context of many-electron systems requires a rigorous quantum mechanical treatment of the different interactions. We investigate the physical effects beyond the mean-field approximation, known as electron correlation, in the ground state energies of atomic systems using the classical-quantum hybrid variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithm. To this end, we consider three isoelectronic species which span three classes, a neutral atom, an anion, and a cation. We employed the unitary coupled-cluster (UCC) ansatz to perform a rigorous analysis of two very important factors that could affect the precision of the simulations of electron correlation effects within a basis, namely mapping and backend simulator. We carry out our calculations with four such basis sets. The results obtained are compared with those calculated by using the full configuration interaction, traditional coupled-cluster, and the UCC methods, on a classical computer, to assess the precision of our results. A salient feature of the study involves a detailed analysis to find the number of shots (the number of times a VQE algorithm is repeated to build statistics) required for calculations with IBM Qiskit's QASM simulator backend, which mimics an ideal quantum computer. Biography: Sumeet K is working as an intern at Qu & Co, Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the application of quantum computation to quantum chemistry. This specifically includes tackling the electronic-structure problem on the quantum computer/simulator.

Speaker: Sumeet K, Qu & Co, Amsterdam
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Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202104011430
Commencement speaker: IonQ Inc. President and CEO Peter Chapman
Fri., May. 21, 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
https://commencement.umd.edu/ The University of Maryland announces today plans to celebrate 2021 spring graduates. Spring 2021 commencement exercises will be conducted in-person at Maryland Stadium, and live-streamed at commencement.umd.edu on Friday, May 21, 2021. In collaboration with Prince George's County, plans for commencement prioritize safety while celebrating the success of graduates. The ceremony will include remarks from Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ, an industry leader in quantum computing, founded on UMD research among others, and headquartered in the University of Maryland Discovery District. "All of us at IonQ are very proud to call UMD home, just as I am very proud to share this important moment with the Class of 2021," said Chapman. "Now more than ever, these young people represent our shared faith in a better future, driven by bold thinking right here in Maryland. I hope only to inspire them, the next generation of builders, as they have already inspired me." Before coming to IonQ in 2019, Chapman spent nearly five years as a director of engineering for Amazon Prime, managing hundreds of engineers to ensure speedy delivery, including Amazon's two-days-or-less shipping option. Along his tech and entrepreneurial journey, he made software breakthroughs that protect mutual funds, support e-readers, and assist the blind in reading; he founded the video game company Level Systems Inc., and invented the first sheet music-reading synthesizer capable of recreating orchestral instruments. Chapman also helped create the world's first fully automated algorithmic trading system for the stock and commodity markets. The son of a NASA scientist-astronaut, Chapman began his career at age 16 in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Lab. "I share Peter's passion for the future of computing and technological advancements as we aim to solve many of the grand challenges of our time," said Darryll J. Pines, University of Maryland President. "I look forward to his compelling, insightful remarks as he addresses our graduates who have persevered through a challenging year, and I thank him for his continued commitment to excellence in College Park." Graduates plus two guests are invited to attend physically distanced commencement activities in person at Maryland Stadium. Based on the school or college of the graduate, they will be invited to attend one of two main commencement ceremonies on campus. Maryland will also invite Spring 2020 and Winter 2020 graduates back to campus to be celebrated in person on May 21. Individual colleges and schools will host their commencement ceremonies virtually on Thursday, May 20 featuring remarks from Deans and displaying the names of every graduate. Information about commencement, including tickets, regalia, and safety measures required to attend in person are available at commencement.umd.edu, and additional information will be added as it becomes available.

Speaker: Peter Chapman, IonQ Inc. President and CEO
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Produced by University of Maryland
Date Updated: 202104141618
Sat, May 22
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Sat., May. 22, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101313
Mon, May 24
TBD: Guillaume Verdon
Mon., May. 24, 2021, 7:00pm-9:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
TBD: Guillaume Verdon, Sandbox@Alphabet

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Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202103152029
Arithmetic Circuits For Quantum Computing
Mon., May. 24, 2021, 7:00pm-9:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Title: Arithmetic Circuits For Quantum Computing Abstract: Quantum algorithm is an algorithm that runs on a realistic model of quantum computation. Quantum circuits of arithmetic operations are vital in designing quantum hardware for Shor's factoring algorithm, solving discrete log problem and quantum cryptanalysis, securing cryptosystems, and circuit design of quantum algorithms. Quantum arithmetic circuits are widely used in quantum algorithms for quantum image orientation, pattern recognition and template matching. The quantum arithmetic circuits are vital to design circuits for scientific computing and quantum algorithms such as Poisson equation, linear systems of equations HHL, and Quantum Rejection Sampling. This talk will discuss quantum circuits for arithmetic functions with multi-metric constraints and quantum circuits for basic image processing based on proposed arithmetic circuits. Bios: Associate professor Himanshu Thapliyal is an Endowed Faculty Fellow, and co-director of the Cybersecurity Certification Program of University of Kentucky. He earned phD from University of South Florida. He has authored journal/articles with H-index=38 and received Best Paper awards at 2021 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, 2020 IEEE World Forum on IoT, 2017 Cyber and Information Security Research Conference and 2012 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI. He received NSF CAREER award. He has ranked top 50 scientists in Computer Hardware & Architecture in 2019. He co-founded IEEE International Workshop on Quantum Computing: Circuits Systems Automation & Applications. He is an editor of Springer Nature Computer Science, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE IoT Journal, and editorial board member of Microelectronics Journal. He is leading Quantum Computing and Emerging Technologies & Emerging Trends in Sensors, IoT and Smart Systems sections. His interests: circuit design of quantum computing, emerging technologies, hardware security of IoT and vehicles, and smart healthcare. Anna Gueorguieva is an undergraduate at UC, Berkeley, studying Data Science and Legal Studies. Her interests involve machine learning and data science of human contexts, ethics and law. Her research focused on HCI and building software. Currently, she works on ethnographic research to develop the curriculum for data science research with an emphasis on ethics and social contexts. She works on projects to implement predictive analytics into the undergraduate advising department. Matthew Weiss is a writer with interest in quantum computing and physics. He attended Brown University and Iowa Writers Workshop. He runs Brooklyn Quantum Meetup. His physics essays are at https://heyredhat.github.io/.

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Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202103240854
Wed, May 26
Bitkom's Quantum Summit 2021
Wed., May. 26, 2021, 3:00am-Thu., May. 27, 2021, 11:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Quantum Technologies - Unleashing Disruptive Potential Rarely have experts agreed so unanimously on something: Quantum technologies will become a real game changer, promising a wide range of applications with unprecedented precision and performance. Whether it's medicine, logistics or cyber security, whether it's industrial applications or basic academic research - many of the upcoming developments are hard to foresee, but it is clear that we are looking at an enormous disruptive potential for industry and society. Bitkom's Quantum Summit is your possibility to experience the newest developments in quantum technologies. Connect virtually on 26 and 27 May 2021 with major players from both the provider and the user side, with researchers, startups, politicians and public administration, as well as internationals guests. We will provide an overview and an introduction to quantum technologies and show how today's decisions - politically, economically and technologically - are shaping the future in Europe and across the world. In interactive sessions you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with quantum experts and decision makers and get to know some of the first applications of quantum technologies. You will be able to learn about the most pressing questions, such as technical challenges, political regulation, and interdisciplinary cooperation. The field of possible applications for quantum solutions is vast - at the Quantum Summit you will learn which concrete solutions already exist, how they are shaping the technology landscape as we know it and which role Europe will play in this. Are you ready for the quantum future? Join #quantumsummit21 for free! Discuss the current issues on quantum technologies Quantum Computing and Quantum Simulation Quantum Computing and Quantum Simulation Combining the fields of quantum physics, information theory and computer science, quantum computers are able to use the quantum effects that form the physical limits of classical computers. Compared to these, which can only perform one calculation at a time, quantum systems enable the processing of multiple parallel operations which allows them to solve tasks in extremely short times. Quantum simulation attempts to simulate complex quantum systems that cannot be calculated today. The simulation of proteins, for example, has enormous potential in drug development. The sheer limitless opportunities of the expected computing power raises hopes for massive breakthroughs in a variety of areas. Quantum Communication und Quantum Cryptography Quantum Communication and Quantum Cryptography Secure communication infrastructures are key to our digital society. Quantum computers may one day be able to break many current encryption methods and will have a significant impact on the security of our communications - both positive and negative. Our security systems need to be fundamentally revised and adapted. The solution lies in quantum communication and (post-) quantum cryptography, whose encryption even a quantum computer cannot break. Quantum Metrology, Quantum Sensing and other Quantum Technologies Quantum Metrology, Quantum Sensing & Other Quantum Technologies Utilizing quantum effects will help us go beyond the limits of our current technologies, with new sensing, metrology and imaging technologies enabling disruptive innovations. Quantum metrology explores how quantum effects can be used to further improve the accuracy of measurements. Quantum sensing takes advantage of the high sensitivity of quantum systems, allowing the development of entirely new types of sensors. Quantum enhanced imaging uses quantum effects to produce better images than even the most advanced microscopes. GET YOUR PERSONAL UPDATE If you want to stay in the know, sign in to our newsletter now! You will receive the latest news on top speakers, program highlights, networking opportunities and much more from the Quantum Summit 2021.

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Date Updated: 202103161555
IEEE Quantum Education interest group, monthly meeting
Wed., May. 26, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)

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Date Updated: 202104051436
QIT for networks - Use cases
Wed., May. 26, 2021, 9:00am-11:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
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Produced by ITU
Date Updated: 202103201300
Thu, May 27
When does reinforcement learning stand out in quantum control?
Thu., May. 27, 2021, 7:00pm-9:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Topic: When does reinforcement learning stand out in quantum control? Abstract: A comparative study on state preparation. Reinforcement learning has been widely used in many problems, including quantum control of qubits. However, such problems can, at the same time, be solved by traditional, non-machine-learning methods, such as Krotov algorithms, and it remains unclear which one is most suitable when the control has specific constraints. In this regard, I will talk about the comparative performance of three reinforcement learning algorithms: tabular Q-learning, deep Q-learning, and policy gradient, and two non-reinforcement learning algorithms: stochastic gradient descent and Krotov algorithms, in the problem of preparing a desired quantum state. Bio: Asad is a mathematics undergraduate student at the City University of Hong Kong, with minors in physics and computer science. Asad has been working on the intersection of quantum information and machine learning throughout his undergraduate. He has also worked on quantum machine learning with Entropica Labs in Singapore and with Google Summer of Code. Currently, he is finishing his thesis with Prof. Oscar Dahlsten on quantum machine learning at SUSTech and CityU. Moderators : Xiao Ming Zhang is a PhD student in department of physics, City University of Hong Kong, advised by Xin Wang. His research interests are in quantum information, quantum machine learning and quantum optimal control. He has worked on the application of reinforcement learning to quantum optimal control problems, including quantum state preparation, quantum state transfer, etc. He also works on the quantum machine learning algorithms using near-term quantum computers, and potential of realizing quantum advantage. Professor Terrill Frantz of Harrisburg University, https://quantumapalooza.com/

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Date Updated: 202104090209
Sat, May 29
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Sat., May. 29, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101314
Wed, Jun 02
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., Jun. 02, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101314
Symmetric Pattern-Matching and Quantum Control
Wed., Jun. 02, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/AutGlQzPDPU Abstract: One perspective on quantum algorithms is that they are classical algorithms having access to a special kind of memory with exotic properties. This perspective suggests that, even in the case of quantum algorithms, the control flow notions of sequencing, conditionals, loops, and recursion are entirely classical. There is however, another notion of control flow, that is itself quantum. The notion of quantum conditional expression is reasonably well-understood: the execution of the two expressions becomes itself a superposition of executions. The quantum counterpart of loops and recursion is however not believed to be meaningful in its most general form. In this work, we argue that, under the right circumstances, a reasonable notion of quantum loops and recursion is possible. To this aim, we first propose a classical, typed, reversible language with lists and fixpoints. We then extend this language to the closed quantum domain (without measurements) by allowing linear combinations of terms and restricting fixpoints to structurally recursive fixpoints whose termination proofs match the proofs of convergence of sequences in infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces. We additionally give an operational semantics for the quantum language in the spirit of algebraic lambda-calculi and illustrate its expressiveness by modeling several common unitary operations. Short Bio: Juliana Kaizer Vizzotto is a Professor of Department of Languages and Computing Systems at Federal University of Santa Maria/RS, Brazil. Her research interests are in the field of programming language semantics, functional programming, logics, quantum computing and quantum programming languages. She did her PhD in Computer Science (2006) at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) with collaborative period at Indiana University under advisoring of Amr A. Sabry (2004). In 2007, his doctoral thesis received the third place in the Brazilian Computing Thesis Contest provided by the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC).

Speaker: Julianna Vizotto, University of Santa Maria - Brazil
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Produced by U.Porto
Date Updated: 202104051853
Thu, Jun 03
Quantum Undergraduate Education & Scientific Training
Thu., Jun. 03, 2021, 12:00am-Fri., Jun. 04, 2021, 11:59pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
The Quantum Undergraduate Education & Scientific Training (QUEST) workshop will bring together faculty from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) to develop strategies for implementing quantum information science & technology curricula at PUIs. The virtual workshop will run June 3-4, 2021 with faculty online learning communities continuing next academic year. Registration is free thanks to support from the APS Innovation Fund, but space is limited. Website: https://www.csusm.edu/quest/ Education and workforce training in quantum information science and technology (QIST) exists primarily at the graduate and postdoctoral positions, with few undergraduate efforts now growing out of these. This workshop aims to maximize the impact of these efforts in undergraduate QIST education by bringing together faculty from the CSU and other Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) to learn the state of undergraduate QIST education, identify challenges associated with implementing QIST curriculum at PUIs and to develop strategies and solutions to deal with these challenges. The workshop will be held virtually June 3rd and 4th, 2021. For more information please reach out to Justin Perron or Shahed Sharif. Registration Thanks to support through the American Physical Society's Innovation Fund registration for this conference is free. We will confirm registration by April 30th. Registration Form APS Physics Innovation Fund - logo with a lightbulb 1 2 3 Previous Next Show All Agenda The two-day workshop will take place on Thursday June 3rd and Friday June 4th. Day one of the workshop will consist of presentations and panel discussions with speakers from academia, industry, and goverment sectors. The day will be broken into three sessions focusing on Knowledge and skills desired in a quantum capable workforce Current efforts in undergraduate quantum information science education Best practices for developing thriving and inclusive departments Confirmed Speakers: Emily Edwards, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Quantum Information Science and Techonlogy Center Brian La Cour, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Quantum Research Robert Hilborn, Amherst College, and the American Association of Physics Teachers Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Ohio State University, QuSTEAM Lincoln Carr, Colorado School of Mines Heather Lewandowski, University of Colorado Boulder, QED-C J?rge Lopez, University of Texas at El Paso Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University Day two of the workshop will consist of breakout sessions among attendees to discuss various challenges associated with implementing quantum information science curricula in a primarily undergraduate and regional universities. These sessions will aim to identify specific challenges unique to these institutions and propose strategies to overcome these issues.

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Produced by QUEST
Date Updated: 202104071322
Mon, Jun 07
NIST: Third PQC Standardization Conference
Mon., Jun. 07, 2021, 11:00am-Wed., Jun. 09, 2021, 3:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
** NOMINAL REGISTRATION FEE US$25 *** The NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process has entered the third phase, in which 7 third round finalists and eight alternate candidates are being considered for standardization. NIST plans to hold a third NIST PQC Standardization Conference in June 2021 to discuss various aspects of these candidates, and to obtain valuable feedback for the final selection(s). NIST will invite each submission team of the 15 finalists and alternates to give a short update on their algorithm. The conference will take place virtually. Call for Papers Submission deadline: April 23, 2021 Notification date: May 7, 2021 Conference Dates: June 7-9, 2021 Conference Inquiries: pqc2021@nist.gov Registration Info Registration Fee: $25.00 USD REGISTER The link to attend the meeting will be sent to registered attendees on June 3, 2021.

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Produced by NIST
Date Updated: 202104071442
TBD: Eleni Diamanti
Mon., Jun. 07, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
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TBD: Eleni Diamanti

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Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202103152030
Tue, Jun 08
QBN Meeting on Quantum Imaging
Tue., Jun. 08, 2021, 3:00am-11:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
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Date Updated: 202103161542
Wed, Jun 09
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., Jun. 09, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101314
Wed, Jun 16
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., Jun. 16, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Date Updated: 202103101314
Quantifying quantum entanglement in a device-independent manner
Wed., Jun. 16, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/AutGlQzPDPU Abstract: Characterizing unknown quantum systems in a 'device-independent' manner, i.e., achieving this by making use only of the measurement statistics on target quantum system, without prior knowledge of its internal properties and device precisions, is a kind of useful tasks in quantum computation, which allow us to draw reliable conclusions with unreliable quantum devices. In this talk, we will introduce several theoretical results on how to quantify unknown quantum entanglement in a device-independent manner, which involve both bipartite and multipartite cases, and some results have been demonstrated experimentally. Short Bio: Zhaohui Wei is currently an assistant professor at Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) of Tsinghua University. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in 2009, and his research focuses on quantum computing, computational complexity, and optimization theory.

Speaker: Zhaohui Wei, Tsinghua University - PRC
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Produced by U.Porto
Date Updated: 202104051854
Thu, Jun 17
QBN Meeting on Quantum Computing for Finance
Thu., Jun. 17, 2021, 3:00am-11:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
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Date Updated: 202103161542
Wed, Jun 23
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., Jun. 23, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Produced by OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meetings
Date Updated: 202103101314
Wed, Jun 30
IEEE Quantum Education interest group, monthly meeting
Wed., Jun. 30, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)

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Produced by IEEE Quantum
Date Updated: 202104051436
OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meeting
Wed., Jun. 30, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please invite all your quantum tech colleagues from the continent. We are looking forward to seeing you and having a good discussion! OneQuantum Africa events are places to learn, exchange, and collaborate on quantum tech. We host a Cocktail Party soon after our meetings to allow for one on one exchanges and it is a great way to connect at a personal level and make new friends. RSVP here for the cocktail party: https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/16425 Please submit any questions to: farai@estrapadus.com

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Produced by OneQuantum Africa Weekly Meetings
Date Updated: 202103101315
Sat, Jul 24
Circuit Model of Quantum Computing as if it Occurred in an Escape Room Game
Sat., Jul. 24, 2021, 12:00pm-2:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Title: Explaining Circuit Model of Quantum Computing as if it Occurred in an Escape Room Game Abstract: The talk is on teaching the circuit model of quantum computing. It presents a method to explain algorithms on n qubits in n-dimensional space, thus not in 2^n-dimensional space. It is particularly interesting for n=3. Here algorithms can be illustrated using an ordinary cube (which everybody can easily imagine) and not using the 8-dimensional space (which is much harder to imagine). We will illustrate the method with the teleportation protocol. The method was developed at THM (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen) and turned out to be useful in teaching the circuit model of quantum computing. Speaker's Bio: Dr. Bettina Just got a PhD in Maths and Computer Science from Goethe-University at Frankfurt, then spent more than 15 years in insurance industry, managing IT-projects. Since 2010, I am a full professor at THM (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen). I am cofounder and organizer of a network "Quanten an HAWn", which ist "quantums at universities of applied sciences". The subject of the talk was developed at THM, and is first published in the book "Quantencomputing kompakt - Spukhafte Fernwirkung und Teleportation endlich verst?ndlich" Springer Verlag: https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783662618882. Moderators: Dr. Terrill Frantz, professor of Harrisburg University Pawel Gora, CEO of Quantum AI Foundation, organizer of Warsaw Quantum Computing Meetup

Speaker: Dr. Bettina Just, professor at THM (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen)
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Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202104012055
Wed, Jul 28
Implications of Quantum Technologies for Cybersecurity
Wed., Jul. 28, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Abstract Coming Soon Host Ma?va Ghonda, IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Education for Workforce Development Program Instructor Dr. Peter McMahon, Assistant Professor, Cornell University School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) Dr. Peter McMahonPeter McMahon is an assistant professor of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University. His research lab investigates how to harness physical systems to perform computations more energy-efficiently or faster (or both) than conventional computers. He works on both classical and quantum computing with a variety of platforms, including photonics and superconducting circuits. Peter received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and performed his postdoctoral work at Stanford in Applied Physics before moving to Cornell. His is a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in Quantum Information Science and won a Google Quantum Research Award in 2019.

Speaker: Dr. Peter McMahon, Assistant Professor, Cornell University School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP)
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Produced by IEEE Quantum
Date Updated: 202104051420
IEEE Quantum Education interest group, monthly meeting
Wed., Jul. 28, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
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Date Updated: 202104051436
Tue, Aug 03
Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)
Tue., Aug. 03, 2021, 10:30am-Fri., Aug. 13, 2021, 4:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Quantum for high school students Discover how mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and more combine into one of the most exciting topics in modern science - quantum information - at the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS). APPLY NOW VIRTUAL QCSYS 2021 JOIN OUR MAILING LIST QCSYS APPLICANTS JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR TEACHERS DOWNLOAD OUR QUANTUM MATH PRIMER What is QCSYS? QCSYS is a unique enrichment program for high school students that runs from Tuesday, August 3 to Friday, August 13, 2021. QCSYS will once again run virtually in 2021. This free online program offers a blend of expert lectures, small group discussions, problem solving, and opportunities for mentoring and networking with world-leading quantum researchers. You will: see how the world works at the quantum level; understand phenomenon like quantum superposition and entanglement; learn how quantum technology will transform computing, imaging and cryptography; and make international friendships. Join hundreds of motivated students from around the world and meet some of the most renowned researchers the field has to offer. 12 The number of years QCSYS has been offered Black and white illustration of a globe Participants from over 35 countries have attended 449 The number of QCSYS graduates Learn more about QCSYS What do you do at QCSYS? Who can apply? How to apply? What does it cost? When is it offered? Where is it offered? A male student and two female students exploring quantum mechanics using tweasers, a microchip and petri dish What do you do at QCSYS? QCSYS will provide you with the necessary mathematical background to tackle some of the largest topics in modern physics. You bring your scientific curiosity and love of learning, and we'll show you how to use mathematical tools to explore. Interested in getting a head start? Download the free QCSYS quantum primer and begin building your linear algebra and arithmetic skills, as well as your understanding of quantum mechanics. During the online program, you will learn about: complex numbers entanglement experimental physics linear algebra quantum computing and algorithms quantum cryptography quantum mechanics, and quantum optics. Schedule Virtual QCSYS will follow this general format: Dates Time Activity Tuesday, August 3-Friday, August 6 Monday, August 9-Friday, August 13 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET Online morning lectures and activities 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET Break 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET Online afternoon lectures and activities Who can apply for QCSYS? You are an ideal candidate, if you are: in Grade 11 or 12 (e.g., Secondary V and C?GEP in Quebec), age 15 or older, curious and interested in exploring scientific concepts, have enrolled in or completed Grade 11 mathematics (Grade 11 physics is recommended), and fluent in English. Experience with quantum physics is not required, just curiosity and interest in exploring new scientific concepts. Exceptional Grade 10 students may be accepted, space permitting. What does it cost? There is no registration fee for the 2021 online QCSYS program. Participants will need a reliable internet connection to join the online sessions. When is it offered? QCSYS is held annually and usually takes place during the first two weeks in August. Virtual QCSYS 2021 runs Tuesday, August 3 to Friday, August 13, 2021, excluding Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8. Where is it offered? QCSYS will once again run virtually in 2021. All lectures, discussions, mentoring and networking opportunities will take place through an online meeting platform. How to apply? Complete the application form by Friday, April 30, 2021 Provide one reference letter Write a short discussion paper

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Produced by University of Waterloo
Date Updated: 202102222144
Mon, Oct 18
Frontiers in Quantum Computing
Mon., Oct. 18, 2021, 12:00am-Wed., Oct. 20, 2021, 11:59pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
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Produced by The University of Rhode Island
Date Updated: 202103041625

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