Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery

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Quantum Computing on the IBM Quantum Experience
with the Quantum Information Software Toolkit


Nick Bronn


Monday, January 22, 2018       7:30 PM


Marist College, Hancock Center (Building 14 on map), Room 2023. Park just north of Hancock Center, or in parking lot on south-east corner of Route 9 and Fulton Street. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings.

More Information

This program is free and open to the public. Attendees should RSVP at Meetup.com.

All are welcome to join us beforehand for dinner at the Palace Diner at 6:00 PM.

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About the Topic

Last year IBM launched the Quantum Experience (QX), a small quantum computer on the cloud for use by anyone. The QX allows users to compose programs in a quantum circuit model which is then compiled and implemented with superconducting circuit technology. More recently, IBM launched the Quantum Information Software Toolkit (QISKit), an open source platform for programming quantum computers with Python. This talk provides an overview of the circuit model of quantum computing as well as its physical implementation, presents the quantum processors on offer with the IBM QX, and demonstrates their control via QISKit.

About the Speaker

Nick is a Research Staff Member in the Experimental Quantum Computing Group at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, where he works to build, understand, and scale ever-larger quantum processors. He completed his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics at the University of Illinois in 2013, and while he converted to the field of quantum computing afterwards, he looks forward to the eventual application of quantum computers to the study of strongly-correlated electron systems he formerly worked on. His contributions to quantum computing include increasing qubit lifetime by impedance engineering, fast and high-fidelity qubit readout, and novel packaging for “breaking the plane” of the quantum processor.

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