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Endless list of FREE online learning opportunities for the
Quantum Computing community!
( 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

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

Mon, Oct 18
Lunch and Learn: Qiskit and RasQberry
Mon., Oct. 18, 2021, 6:00am-7:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Quantum Computing - which is based on Quantum Mechanics - is a complex technology. Completely new algorithms - and even new ways of thinking - are needed to exploit the potential power of upcoming quantum computers. This requires new approaches to teach Quantum Computing in both engaging and understandable ways for developers, IT experts, and young academics. ? Discover Quantum Computing in a tangible way. RasQberry integrates Qiskit, a Raspberry Pi (the full range from Pi 4 down to a Pi Zero) and a 3D-printed model of IBM Quantum System One to explore various state of the art technologies. Access a spectrum of Quantum Computing demos and Serious Games to learn concepts such as superposition, interference and entanglement, all available on a Raspberry Pi, for an engaging introduction to Quantum Computing. ? Speaker Jan-Rainer Lahmann, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Inventor of RasQberry ? This online event is part of the 2021 Developer Festival Continuing the Think 2021 conference celebrations, our Developer Festival and brings together developers who want to tap into the collective power of open source, cloud and Artificial Intelligence. Let's continue the conversation; build smart and build secure with the right tools and services by working with the world's largest technical support provider for open source. Hear from experts and get hands-on with the latest in tech. Explore the variety of topics: from Kubernetes to quantum computing.

Speaker: Jan-Rainer Lahmann, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Inventor of RasQberry
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Produced by Quantum Computing Switzerland - Qool Stuff
Date Updated: 202109100840
Frontiers in Quantum Computing
Mon., Oct. 18, 2021, 8:00am-Wed., Oct. 20, 2021, 5:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Welcome to the 2021 Fall conference in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Science hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Rhode Island. Frontiers in Quantum Computing is the inaugural conference celebrating the launch of URI's new M.S. degree in Quantum Computing and the Quantum Information Science (QIS) Program in the Department of Physics. The event will take place October 18-20, 2021 at the URI Kingston Campus, during the legendary New England fall color display. The conference will bring key QIS leaders in government, academia, and industry to URI to present the latest developments and frontiers in both theoretical and experimental aspects of the field.

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Produced by The University of Rhode Island
Date Updated: 202109051649
Tue, Oct 19
Assessment of TensorFlow Quantum
Tue., Oct. 19, 2021, 3:30am-5:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
bstract With the advent of quantum machine learning [1], the need for specialized software that can transfer theoretical considerations into practical solutions arose. Although the existing machine learning libraries excel at applications that require classical components, they alone cannot interact with quantum components. For this purpose, TensorFlow Quantum [2] - a library that enables designing hybrid quantum-classical models - was created. In this presentation, we will provide an assessment of this library's capabilities in terms of integrating classical and quantum ecosystems [3]. Additionally, we will evaluate the usefulness of TensorFlow Quantum for solving combinatorial optimizations problems, specifically the Traveling Salesman Problem, with the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm [4]. References [1] M. Schuld, I. Sinayskiy, and F. Petruccione. An introduction to quantum machine learning. Contemporary Physics, 2014. [2] M. Broughton, G. Verdon, T. McCourt, et al. TensorFlow Quantum: A Software Framework for Quantum Machine Learning. arXiv preprint, 2020. [3] J. Zawalska. Assessment of TensorFlow Quantum. Master's thesis supervised by Katarzyna Rycerz, PhD, Institute of Computer Sciece, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, September 2021. [4] E. Farhi, J. Goldstone, and S. Gutmann. A quantum approximate optimization algorithm. arXiv preprint, 2014. Bio: Justyna Zawalska works at ACC Cyfronet AGH at the Quantum Computing Laboratory. Recently, she has been graduated with a master's degree in Computer Science at AGH.

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Produced by Quantum Computing in Krakow
Date Updated: 202110141236
Expanding Quantum Frontiers with Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors
Tue., Oct. 19, 2021, 10:00am-11:00am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Quantum science is measuring ever-smaller gaps in time, energy, and space, bringing us closer to the fabric of reality itself. In this webinar, Felix Bussi?res, Ph.D., of ID Quantique explores the technology of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors - optical detectors with incredible efficiency and speed across the visible, IR, and fiber-telecom wavelengths - as well as the key scientific applications and emerging technologies they enable, and the benefits therein. He also discusses the outlook for the quantum technology field: using ultraprecise and sensitive single-photon-counting solutions to enable the expanding horizon of scientific discovery, driving the next generation of high-tech innovation in the process. Join us as we move a step closer to scalable quantum computing and simulation and a realizable quantum internet. Who should attend: This webinar is for anyone with an interest in quantum optics or quantum information theory, as well as research scientists and engineers engaged in high-sensitivity photonic technologies, both in industry and academia. Felix Bussieres About the presenter: Felix Bussi?res, Ph.D, is vice president of research and technology at ID Quantique. He and his team are responsible for the development of IDQ's core technologies and for key innovative projects. Bussi?res obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the Universite de Montreal. He then worked as a senior researcher at the University of Geneva, where he conducted research in quantum technologies. In particular, he played a key role in developing high-performance superconducting detectors. After joining IDQ in 2016, he took the superconducting detector technology from a prototype to a successful product line for research laboratories, as well as a partnership with ArianeGroup to develop cutting-edge equipment dedicated to the upcoming Ariane 6 commercial space launcher. He now leads several innovation activities related to the development of single-photon detectors, quantum random number generators, and quantum key distribution.

Speaker: Felix Bussieres, vice president of research and technology at ID Quantique
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Produced by ID Quantique
Date Updated: 202110151127
Kanav Setia, qBraid: Quantum Research Seminar
Tue., Oct. 19, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Want to get into quantum research, but don't know where to start? Join us for a virtual seminar where qBraid CEO, Kanav Setia, will talk about his experience with quantum computing research. To access the meeting link, click on "Access the Event".

Speaker: Kanav Setia
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Produced by qBraid
Date Updated: 202110132139
Wed, Oct 20
D-Wave Clarity Roadmap
Wed., Oct. 20, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Register today to learn from D-Wave experts about our cross-platform roadmap, code-named Clarity. We will highlight our recent launches around the new Constrained Quadratic Model (CQM) hybrid solver and Advantage performance update, and give a sneak peek into Clarity, our roadmap for the future. Clarity incorporates the next generation Advantage 2 quantum computer, more powerful hybrid solvers, cross-platform open-source developer tools, and a new initiative to develop the industry's first scalable and practical error-corrected gate-model quantum computing system.

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Produced by D-Wave
Date Updated: 202110111539
Quantum and the Future of Cybersecurity - Quantum Innovators Network
Wed., Oct. 20, 2021, 8:30pm-9:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Learn about the successful startup journey of quantum cybersecurity company QuintessenceLabs (QLabs) from Co-founder & CEO Dr Vikram Sharma. About this event As quantum technology rapidly moves from the research lab to the real world, our networks, systems and data will become increasingly vulnerable to more sophisticated cyber attacks. However, quantum can also be used to deliver revolutionary cybersecurity technologies. Join us for a fireside chat with Dr Vikram Sharma, co-founder and CEO, of QuintessenceLabs (QLabs), an Australian startup offering quantum-enhanced cybersecurity. We'll discuss Vikram's startup journey, building a global company from Australia. Hear Vikram's view on the quantum computing risks to cryptography, as well as the future of cybersecurity. This Quantum Innovators Network event is hosted by Sydney Quantum Academy as part of the Spark Festival 2021. ABOUT THE SPEAKER - DR VIKRAM SHARMA Vikram Sharma co-founded and leads Canberra-headquartered QuintessenceLabs. Prior to QLabs, Vikram successfully built several technology companies, including a consultancy firm providing IT services to the Australian Government, and one of the first private ISPs in India. Vikram's TED Talk on 'How Quantum Physics can make Encryption Stronger', has had over 1 million views. QUINTESSENCELABS (QLabs) QLabs is one of Australia's largest quantum tech startups, emerging as a spin out from Australian National University. A global leader in quantum cybersecurity, QLabs provides data protection solutions through the integration of advanced cybersecurity with quantum technology. It is also a frontrunner in the development of quantum key distribution (QKD) technology. QLabs capabilities have been recognised both domestically and globally including IBM's SmartCamp Global Runner Up; a Top 20 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow winner; Security Innovation Network's SINET16 Cyber Security Innovators; the first Australian company to have been selected to join the World Economic Forums Global Innovator Community; winner of the 2020 Global Cybertech100 Award as one of the most innovative companies in the financial sector; and more recently, selected by the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2021 as one of the global top 4 companies in the Enabling Technologies category. SYDNEY QUANTUM ACADEMY (SQA) SQA's vision is to build Australia's quantum economy. Collaborating with academia, industry and government, we will harness Sydney's collective quantum expertise to develop diverse talent and a globally recognised quantum ecosystem. We're a partnership between Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, University of Sydney and UTS, supported by the NSW Government. Our Quantum Innovators Network event series is designed for quantum enthusiasts and innovators. Learn more about the global quantum startup ecosystem and hear from international experts, the fast-growing deep tech startups, and university spin-offs who are paving the way for a quantum future. Can't make this event? Join our mailing list, to stay informed about our news and upcoming events.

Speaker: Vikram Sharma, QuintessenceLabs (QLabs)
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Produced by Sydney Quantum Academy
Date Updated: 202109221041
Thu, Oct 21
Introduction to QUBO
Thu., Oct. 21, 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
ChingCheng Hsu (Microsoft, Rayleigh Research) gives a talk on *Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization* (QUBO), its history and background, showing simple code implementation, and examples. This talk is intended to serve as a discussion opener for the next meetup, focusing more on QUBO application(s). More detailed agenda will be available closer to the event. This series attempts to explore quantum applications related to financial markets. QUBO is connected with quantum annealing, and thus with QC. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_annealing) The link to the online event will be provided soon here - so, stay tuned. Note: An open-source project is intended to be launched if interest is indicated. So, let us hear of your interest and we can make that happen!

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Produced by Quantum Group for Finance
Date Updated: 202109071605
Sat, Oct 23
Pivoting into Quantum Computing & Solving Industry Challenges with CQC
Sat., Oct. 23, 2021 (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Title: Pivoting into Quantum Computing & Solving Industry Challenges with Cambridge Quantum Topic abstract: During this panel discussion, Danika will talk about how her interest in quantum mechanics inspired her to move into the quantum computing industry. Danika's background in fintech and data science has helped her bring Cambridge Quantum's (CQ's) solutions to the marketplace, especially in regards to CQ's most recent advancements in quantum Monte-Carlo integration and optimization . This panel is being held in joint partnership with the Minnesota Quantum Computing Meetup. Brief biography: Danika Hannon's a Relationship Manager with CQ. In her role, she grows client relationships and finds new partners who want to work with CQ to tackle their most intriguing challenges by leveraging CQ's applications in quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, optimization, cybersecurity and quantum natural language processing. Moderators: Sebastian Zajac, member of QPoland and Quantum AI Founation, John Barnes, founder of Entangled Positions, Chris Bishop, chief reinvention officer of Improvising Careers, Dr. Rafael Sotelo, co-founder of Quantum South

Speaker: Danika Hannon, QC
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Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202109251328
QISC 501 Week 03 **Computer Science** for Quantum Masters Degree
Sat., Oct. 23, 2021, 9:30am-11:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
NOTE: *** All aspects of this course are subject to change; this is a trial run for an eventual university course *** QISC 501 Foundations of Computer Science for Quantum Information Science (QIS) [A course syllabus is forthcoming.] This is a university-like, 4-week preparatory, university-graduate-level course for individuals who: 1) are planning to **apply** to a university quantum-oriented Master degree program; or 2) have been **accepted** into a formal, university, masters degree program and starting their courses in the coming months. This course will prepare you for beginning a masters degree program, it is **not** a quantum technology course....we save that material for your for-credit degree course, whichever university you ultimately attend. The topics within are aligned with the entry requirements and expectations of the quantum technology master degree programs at several universities from around the globe. The purpose of this course is to close any skill gaps an individual may have when entering a master degree program. Scheduled Class Meetings: Saturday, October 9, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Saturday, October 16, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Saturday, October 23, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Students' knowledge-level are expected to be at least in their last two years of a university undergraduate degree. College graduates from "years ago" are, of course, invited as we are looking to **prepare** individuals for a Master Degree in a Quantum-related technology. The curriculum of this course is based directly from the program prerequisites expected the programs in this list: https://masterdegrees.tryquantum.org/ This course consists of assignment-based, activity-oriented, graduate-level, university-like lectures, assignments, and projects. These weekly live sessions will not available for replay to the public. A certificate of completion will be provided to students who complete the program and the assessment exams. A certificate of Participation Course lecture weekly attendance will be taken and reported in the competition certificate. These certificates are a powerful way to beef-up your degree application; we are in direct conversation with numerous master degree programs to formalize this concept. Sampling of Topics: -- Turning -- Computer Architectures -- Complexity Theory -- Algorithms -- Cryptography -- APIs, JSON, REST -- Cloud Computing Mid-week office hours/TA-sessions will be scheduled. There is no fee associated with enrolling in this course...it is free to you; however, you are expected to be doing the work! If you are interested in a Master Degree in a quantum technology, see this site for a global list of programs: https://masterdegrees.tryquantum.org/

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Produced by Quantum Technologies - Master Degree Programs (Globally)
Date Updated: 202109291326
Sun, Oct 24
Photoemission Tomography: Applications and Future Developments
Sun., Oct. 24, 2021, 12:45pm-Thu., Oct. 28, 2021, 6:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
734. WE-Heraeus-Seminar 24 Oct - 28 Oct 2021 Where: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef Scientific organizers: Prof. Dr. Stefan Tautz, FZ J lich - Prof. Dr. Peter Puschnig, U Graz, Austria - Prof. Dr. Mathias Richter, PTB Berlin This seminar has been postponed from December 2020 to October 2021 due to the corona pandemic. Angle-resolved ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy is arguably the most direct method of addressing the (filled) electronic structure critical for the electronic and optical properties of matter. The photoemission tomography technique, a combined experimental/theoretical approach based on interpretation of the photoelectron angular distribution in terms of a one-electron initial state, has been very useful in the characterizations of electronic properties of molecular films from sub-monolayers to multilayers. This includes the unambiguous assignment of emissions to particular molecular orbitals, their reconstruction to real space orbitals, the deconvolution of spectra into individual orbital contributions beyond the limits of energy resolution, the extraction of detailed geometric information, and the precise description of the charge balance and transfer at the interfaces. Despite these successes, the theoretical description of the angular distribution of photoelectrons remains challenging and is - at the current level of theory - presently crude. Moreover, there has been significant progress in momentum space imaging photoemission spectrometers with extensions to the spin- and time-resolved domains, which make present models inadequate. The seminar will bring together experts and young researchers interested in the application and the future developments of momentum space imaging of matter. The major aim of the seminar is to set photoemission tomography on firm grounds and to identify the directions for future theoretical and experimental investigations. The scope of the seminar includes but is not limited to Photoemission tomography and photoelectron diffraction Limitations of the plane wave final state approximation Real space orbital reconstruction and phase retrieval Theoretical advances: Time dependent DFT, multiple scattering theory Experimental advances: Imaging spin-and time-resolved detectors, high harmonics generation etc. Valence band electronic structure of organic molecular films and 2D materials The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.

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Produced by Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung
Date Updated: 202105281445
Wed, Oct 27
Training #3 Quantencomputing mit IBM-Qiskit (kostenloser Online-Einf hrungskurs)
Wed., Oct. 27, 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Welcome to the 3rd session "1-Qubit-Gatter" of our **training series** on practical quantum computing here in this group. As in the previous sessions we will continue to hold this training series **in the German language** in the hope, that this will make it significantly easier for many of our group members. Besides this we will schedule a new event for our main event series in the English language soon. Herzlich willkommen zu der 3. Session **unserer 10-teiligen Schulungsserie** f r alle Interessenten die konkret in das Quantencomputing und in die QC-Welt einsteigen wollen. Nachdem wir in Session #1 das Kapitel "01-Einf hrung" behandelt haben und auch bereits in Session #2 die Kapitel "02-Quantenzust?nde" und "99-2-KomplexeZahlen" hinter uns gelassen haben, werden wir in dieser Session #3 die "1-Qubit-Gatter" erkunden: Zun?chst werden wir Ihnen die "Blochkugel" f r 1-Qubit-Zust?nde im Detail erkl?ren. Darin veranschaulichen wir dann die elementaren 1-Qubit-Operationen f r die Quantenlogik. U.a. werden Sie lernen wie man eine vollst?ndige ?berlagerung aller m?glichen Zust?nde in einem Quantencomputer erzeugt. Au?erdem lernen Sie das zentrale Konzept der Eigenwerte und Eigenvektoren in der Quantenmechanik und im Quantencomputing kennen. ?ber mehrere ?bungen bekommen Sie weitere praktische Erfahrungen auf IBMs Quantum Cloud. Falls wir noch Zeit brig haben, geben wir einen kleinen Vorgeschmack auf Mehr-Qubit-Zust?nde und die Quanten-Verschr?nkung. In unserem Schulungsmaterial k?nnen Sie brigens **Session #1 und #2 einfach selbst nachholen**, falls Sie diese verpasst haben sollten. Dabei empfehlen wir Ihnen, sie zun?chst auf IBMs Quantum-Cloud zu clonen (wie in der Readme genauer beschrieben), da Github ein paar Inhalte leider nicht rendered und eigene Quantenprogramm eine volle Laufzeitumgebung ben?tigen. https://github.com/czachow/qcmb-training/ Unsere komplette Schulungsbeschreibung: Ziele: ****** Nach der kostenlosen Schulungsserie haben Sie -- Viele **Grundlagen des Quantencomputings** verstanden (und damit auch viele Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik) -- Einzelne **grundlegende Quantenalgorithmen gelernt** (u.U. den Grover-Algorithmus f r zuk nftige fehlerkorrigierende Quantencomputer, den QAOA-Algorithmus f r aktuelle NISQ-Quantencomputer) -- K?nnen **erste Quantenprogramme entwickeln und ausf hren** ber IBMs popul?ren Python-Framework ?Qiskit' -- Grundlegende **Kenntnisse in fortgeschrittener Mathematik** gelernt, die f r das Quantencomputing zwingend notwendig sind (z.B. Komplexe Zahlen, Matrizen- und Vektorrechnung, Basiswechsel, Eigenwerte, ...) Voraussetzungen: ******************* -- **Grundlegende Programmierkenntnisse** (in irgendeiner Programmiersprache wie Java, C++, Basic und am besten nat rlich in Python) -- **?Normale' Schulkenntnisse in Mathematik** (alle fortgeschrittenen Themen lernen Sie bei uns!) -- Eine **kostenlose Registierung / Login / IBMId ** auf IBMs Quantum-Cloud https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/ (bitte diese schon vorher besorgen) -- Viel Neugierde!! :-) Modalit?ten: ************** -- Die Schulungssessions finden als **Online-Webinare** statt -- Session-Dauer: **Jeweils 2 Stunden** -- Wir planen etwa **10 Schulungssessions im Abstand von 4 Wochen** -- Die Sessions werden **auf Deutsch** gehalten -- Alle Ank ndigungen erfolgen ber die Meetup-Gruppe -- Das **kostenlose Schulungsmaterial** haben wir als Github-Projekt unter der offenen Apache 2- Lizenz ver?ffentlicht: https://github.com/czachow/qcmb-training/ Es basiert auf IBMs (gro?artigem) ?Qiskit Textbook'. In der Readme / Einleitung finden Sie auch die Anweisungen, wie Sie das Schulungsmaterial auf die Schulungsumgebung (s.u.) kopieren: -- IBMs Quantum-Cloud https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/ ist die Laufzeitumgebung f r das Schulungsmaterial und die Entwicklungsumgebung f r Ihre Quantenprogramme. Insbesondere findet Alles auf der externen Cloud und Nichts bei Ihnen lokal statt. -- Dozenten sind wir Group-Founders

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Language: German
Produced by Quantum Computing meets Business - Rhineland
Date Updated: 202109211456
STRANGEWORKS QUANTUM COMPUTING ECOSYSTEM
Wed., Oct. 27, 2021, 6:00pm-7:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
I will be hosting William Hurley, Founder & CEO of Strangeworks. "Strangeworks QC? is a hardware-agnostic, software-inclusive, collaborative environment for quantum development. All of the quantum tools you'll ever need, delivered in a single user interface." Join Whurley, the founder and CEO of Strangeworks, for a unique adventure in quantum computing. Learn some things you likely didn't know, do a little quantum programming, have a few laughs, and experience the ecosystem that makes the power of quantum easily accessible and available to all. The zoom link will be posted in the comments before the event. Regards, Reza

Speaker: William Hurley, Founder & CEO of Strangeworks
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Produced by Kitchener Quantum Tech Learning Hub
Date Updated: 202110151725
Thu, Oct 28
Quantum Computing for Finance #3
Thu., Oct. 28, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
What is the impact of quantum computing on cryptography and data? - How is research advancing in this area? - What does this mean for financial institutions? - Which time frame are we looking at? In this talk of Quantum London quantum computing for finance series, Joe Ghalbouni, CTO at QuRisk advisory, Head of Risk at the Quantum Strategy Institute and Associate Professor of Physics, addresses these, and other, fundamental questions about the intersection of quantum computing, cybersecurity, cryptography and data. Join us next Thursday 28th of October at 18:00 GMT for another quantum for finance talk at Quantum London hosted by Esperanza Cuenca-G?mez. And to learn more about this fascinating topic, take a look at Joe's article on Quantum Strategy Institute website: https://quantumstrategyinstitute.com/2021/09/15/the-impact-of-quantum-computing-on-cryptography-and-data/ and Dr. Marco Piani and Professor Michele Mosca last quantum threat timeline: https://evolutionq.com/quantum-threat-timeline-2020.html

Speaker: Joe Ghalbouni, CTO at QuRisk advisory
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Produced by Quantum London - the business value of Quantum Computing
Date Updated: 202110070100
Optimization with Quantum Computing
Thu., Oct. 28, 2021, 3:30pm-4:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Many classic optimization problems that arise in all areas of business and science remain intractable on classical computers, but could be solved practically with quantum computers. This seminar will cover some of those problems and discuss how quantum computers can be leveraged to solve them. We will demonstrate how the Qiskit Optimization open source software project can be used to describe optimization problems as quadratic programs, and then convert them into models that can be run on a quantum computer. Note that this is part 4 of a 5-session series on Quantum Computing on Sep 16, Sep 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, and Nov 4. The sessions are not prerequisites for each other, and are not recorded. We will provide reference links and do quick recaps of previous content as required, so if you miss an earlier session, you can still get value from subsequent sessions. Presenter: Sean Wagner Sean Wagner is a Research Scientist and a Quantum Technical Ambassador at IBM. When he's not programming and experimenting with Qiskit, Sean spends his time working with researchers at academic institutions and industry partners in Canada on projects involving high-performance computing, hardware acceleration, quantum computing, and data science and AI. Dr. Wagner holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto specializing in photonics. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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=r021cc26e719f3f12050374c3085590e7

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Produced by IBM Canada Technical Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202108061407
Fri, Oct 29
How to join the Quantum Workforce? - Prepare for Startups
Fri., Oct. 29, 2021, 4:00pm-5:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
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, 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. SPEAKERS IN THE PANEL - Mehdi Namazi Cofounder and CSO, Qunnect - Iu-Wei Sze Software engineer, Quantum Circuit Inc. - Victor Padilla-Taylor Director of Mentor, Advisor, and Partner Networks, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale

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Produced by Yale Quantum Institute
Date Updated: 202110131629
Sat, Oct 30
QISC 501 Week 04 **Computer Science** for Quantum Masters Degree
Sat., Oct. 30, 2021, 9:30am-11:30am (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
NOTE: *** All aspects of this course are subject to change; this is a trial run for an eventual university course *** QISC 501 Foundations of Computer Science for Quantum Information Science (QIS) [A course syllabus is forthcoming.] This is a university-like, 4-week preparatory, university-graduate-level course for individuals who: 1) are planning to **apply** to a university quantum-oriented Master degree program; or 2) have been **accepted** into a formal, university, masters degree program and starting their courses in the coming months. This course will prepare you for beginning a masters degree program, it is **not** a quantum technology course....we save that material for your for-credit degree course, whichever university you ultimately attend. The topics within are aligned with the entry requirements and expectations of the quantum technology master degree programs at several universities from around the globe. The purpose of this course is to close any skill gaps an individual may have when entering a master degree program. Scheduled Class Meetings: Saturday, October 9, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Saturday, October 16, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Saturday, October 23, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:30-11:30 [USA/Eastern] [19:00 India] Students' knowledge-level are expected to be at least in their last two years of a university undergraduate degree. College graduates from "years ago" are, of course, invited as we are looking to **prepare** individuals for a Master Degree in a Quantum-related technology. The curriculum of this course is based directly from the program prerequisites expected the programs in this list: https://masterdegrees.tryquantum.org/ This course consists of assignment-based, activity-oriented, graduate-level, university-like lectures, assignments, and projects. These weekly live sessions will not available for replay to the public. A certificate of completion will be provided to students who complete the program and the assessment exams. A certificate of Participation Course lecture weekly attendance will be taken and reported in the competition certificate. These certificates are a powerful way to beef-up your degree application; we are in direct conversation with numerous master degree programs to formalize this concept. Sampling of Topics: -- Turning -- Computer Architectures -- Complexity Theory -- Algorithms -- Cryptography -- APIs, JSON, REST -- Cloud Computing Mid-week office hours/TA-sessions will be scheduled. There is no fee associated with enrolling in this course...it is free to you; however, you are expected to be doing the work! If you are interested in a Master Degree in a quantum technology, see this site for a global list of programs: https://masterdegrees.tryquantum.org/

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Date Updated: 202109291327
Mon, Nov 01
Faster, Smaller, Stronger, Brighter ? Advances in Scanning Probe Techniques
Mon., Nov. 01, 2021, 12:45pm-Fri., Nov. 05, 2021, 6:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
756. WE-Heraeus-Seminar 01 Nov - 05 Nov 2021 Where: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef Scientific organizers: Dr. Robert Drost, Max-Planck-Institut f r Festk?rperforschung, Stuttgart - Dr. Christian Lotze, Freie Universit?t Berlin - Dr. Anna Ros?awska, CNRS Strasbourg, France Since their invention in the 1980s, scanning probe microscopy (SPM) methods have become a vital tool for atomic-scale imaging. Remarkably, these techniques, most prominently scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), have evolved far beyond the concept of pure imaging devices and nowadays feature a full physico-chemical lab at the nanoscale. The ability to control single atoms or molecules, probe forces between them and study their interactions with electromagnetic fields in both static and time-resolved fashion allows studies of physical processes with unprecedented resolution. The aim of the WEH seminar 'Faster, smaller, stronger, brighter - Advances in Scanning Probes Techniques' is to pedagogically present the recent progress in this rapidly progressing field and provide a platform for extended discussions profitable especially for the younger researchers in the community. The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants. Impressum

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Produced by Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung
Date Updated: 202105281455
Tue, Nov 02
Joint Symposium on Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits
Tue., Nov. 02, 2021, 10:00am-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Quantum Information Technology (QIT) Webinar Series (Episode 5: Fully Virtual, 2 November 2021) The International Telecommunication (ITU) is continuing its webinar series on Quantum Information Technology (QIT) with Episode 5: Joint Symposium on Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits on 2 November 2021 from 15:00 to 18:00 CET/Geneva time. This episode is jointly organised by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UK and Ireland Quantum Group and will discuss Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits (QPICs). Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits (QPICs) are an enabling platform for applications such as quantum computing, quantum secure communications and quantum sensing and will be critical for cost-effectively producing these technologies at scale. This joint symposium between ITU, IEEE and IEC will bring together world-leading pioneers in QPICs to introduce the technology, report on the state of the art and the latest research and enable discussion on its ramifications for society, security and standards. Please note registration is mandatory. To participate, you are kindly requested to register on the event webpage here: https://www.itu.int/go/QIT-06. For previous episodes in the series, you are welcome to view the recordings at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/webinars/qit/Pages/default.aspx. For more information please consult TSB Circular 346.

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Date Updated: 202110050931
Wed, Nov 03
QUANTUM (INSPIRED) ALGORITHMS FOR COLLIDER PHYSICS
Wed., Nov. 03, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 500 (For Quantum Professional)
Particle physicists have developed numerous classical algorithms to process data from high-energy particle collisions. Computational efficiency is an important criteria for selecting collider data analysis strategies, which is often weighed more heavily than physics performance. Could quantum algorithms change the kinds of analysis tools we use for collider physics? Could quantum principles like superposition and unitary inspire new kinds of classical algorithms? Drawing on examples from the study of jets from quantum chromodynamics, I explain some of the conceptual challenges for developing quantum algorithms for collider physics and some of the quantum-inspired advances that have already found applications.

Speaker: JESSE THALER
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Produced by Project QuantHEP - Quantum Computing Solutions for High-Energy Physics
Date Updated: 202106200916
Thu, Nov 04
Future Prospects for Applications of Quantum Computing in Finance
Thu., Nov. 04, 2021, 3:30pm-4:30pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
The talk will encompass applications across risk management, portfolio optimization and machine learning. Algorithms will be discussed at a high level of technical detailand there will be time for question and answers. The algorithms covered will include quantum amplitude estimation for risk analysis, quantum optimization and quantum kernel estimation methods for machine learning. Note that this is part 5 of a 5-session series on Quantum Computing on Sep 16, Sep 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, and Nov 4. The sessions are not prerequisites for each other, and are not recorded. We will provide reference links and do quick recaps of previous content as required, so if you miss an earlier session, you can still get value from subsequent sessions. Presenter: Noelle Ibrahim Dr. Noelle Ibrahim is a global IBM Quantum Industry Consultant for the Banking and Financial Markets industries. She has worked across verticals within the financial services sector, leading major transformational risk initiatives including stress testing and IFS9.She has also worked in derivatives pricing, including vanilla and exotic options and modelling of cash flows from structured investment vehicles. She also has experience in the Fintech industry where she worked for a start up applying AI to art as an asset class. She has a depth and breadth of experience in quantitative finance, including quantitative models for Value at Risk (VaR), CVaR, Black-Scholes, Exotic Options pricing and back-testing, credit risk models for PD,EAD,LGD and more.Noelle has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Columbia University, specializing in Quantum Monte Carlo methods for modelling classical and quantum systems. She also holds an M.Sc. in Quantum Optics and Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of British Columbia. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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=r63016a7a5cab516189a95874e8c9620f

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Produced by IBM Canada Technical Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202108061423
Fri, Nov 05
UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2021
Fri., Nov. 05, 2021, 5:30am-12:00pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Game Changing science and technologies that will transform business and everyday lives In the UK, through strong collaboration between academia and industry, we are accelerating the development, industrialisation and adoption of quantum science and technologies in application areas such as sensing and metrology, computing and simulation, communication and imaging. There are some huge breakthroughs across automotive, healthcare, infrastructure, telecommunications, cybersecurity and defence. The UK alone counts for around half of the quantum businesses in Europe. Real-life projects are evolving such as miniature satellites being developed to provide ultra-secure communications using quantum technology, development of quantum-enabled gas sensors that detect industrial leaks and the creation of advanced receivers flagging to companies if the data they are transmitting has been accessed by others. More recently the newly launched National Quantum Computing Centre funded through UKRI has been established to work with business, government and the research community to accelerate the development of quantum computing by addressing the challenges of scalability.

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Produced by Cvent
Date Updated: 202109081128
Thu, Nov 11
Quantum material characterization for streamlined qubit development
Thu., Nov. 11, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Title: Quantum material characterization for streamlined qubit development Qubits are the main building blocks of quantum devices: improving their performance at every stage of development is thus crucial. A qubit's properties such as its coherence time are directly affected by their architecture and design as well as by the materials chosen. Building a qubit to test each possible variable adds an unnecessary overhead to the characterization effort: this is why it is desirable to develop fast and efficient benchmarks at earlier stages in the process. In this webinar, application scientists Ed, Clemens, Jim and Jelena will demonstrate how lock-in amplifiers operating at frequencies well below the qubits themselves offer a prime way to probe and understand material properties relevant for qubit coherence while keeping measurement times and complexity to a minimum. In this webinar you will learn: - What the basic working principles of semi- and superconducting qubits are, including hybrid approaches; - How material properties can influence a qubit's coherence; - How to characterize materials for qubits quickly and efficiently with a lock-in amplifier; and - How to characterize frequency and loss fluctuations in readout resonators.

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Produced by Zurich Instruments
Date Updated: 202109221445
Sat, Nov 13
An Introduction to the D-wave Quantum Computer
Sat., Nov. 13, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
This meetup will focus on the potential applications of quantum computing in general before getting into an introduction into using the D-Wave quantum computer and combinatorial optimization problems

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Produced by Seattle Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202110072116
Thu, Nov 18
Quantum Computing with IBM Quantum and Qiskit
Thu., Nov. 18, 2021, 6:00pm-7:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Abstract: We will provide an overview of IBM Quantum and the open-source Qiskit project. The IBM Quantum platform provides all the tooling and interfaces for programming IBM quantum computers. We will highlight the IBM Quantum ecosystem, our quantum hardware and software technology, and our partnership model in IBM Quantum Network. Lastly, we'll introduce how to program quantum computers using the Qiskit software development kit and the IBM Quantum Lab platform. After this session, you should be empowered with the knowledge and resources you need to begin your quantum computing journey. About our speaker: Sean Wagner is a Research Scientist and a Quantum Technical Ambassador at IBM. When he's not programming and experimenting with Qiskit, Sean spends his time working with researchers at academic institutions and industry partners in Canada on projects involving high-performance computing, hardware acceleration, quantum computing, and data science and AI. Dr. Wagner holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto specializing in photonics.

Speaker: Sean Wagner, Research Scientist and a Quantum Technical Ambassador at IBM
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Produced by Kitchener Quantum Tech Learning Hub
Date Updated: 202110091831
Sun, Nov 28
Lattice?based Quantum Simulation
Sun., Nov. 28, 2021, 12:45pm-Wed., Dec. 01, 2021, 6:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
28 Nov - 01 Dec 2021 Where: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef Scientific organizers: Prof. Marzena Szymanska, U College London, UK - Prof. Jacqueline Bloch, CNRS, France - Dr. Paulo Santos, PDI Berlin This seminar has been postponed from June 2020 to November 2021 due to the corona pandemic. Quantum simulation, the use of a controllable quantum system to mimic the operation of other, more complex quantum systems, provides a pathway for solving quantum problems with a complexity level not accessible by classical computers. This quantum technology is presently classified as a leading approach to solve complex many-body problems with potential applications in the design of new materials and drugs. The WE-Heraeus Seminar aims at bringing together experts in this emerging field to train students (at the MSc and PhD Levels) and young researchers interested in the area and discuss recent developments in a stimulating and informal atmosphere. The three-day seminar will consist of 17 tutorial-like lectures (50 min long) as well as 8 specialized talks (approx. 25 min long) covering topics such as (i) theoretical basis for quantum simulation, (ii) state-of-the-art of different platforms for quantum simulation (e.g., optical lattices of cold atoms, superconducting qubits, photonic simulators); (iii) novel concepts for scalable quantum processing and simulation exploring strongly coupled light-matter states, (iv) theoretical models for strongly correlated and dissipative systems, and (v) application of topological protection for robust quantum simulation. The scientific program will be complemented by poster sessions where the participants can present their results and discuss them with experts in the field. The exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas enabled by the seminar is expected to strengthen existing collaborations and foster new ones as well as enhance the visibility of the field. The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.

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Date Updated: 202105281448
Tue, Nov 30
Schrodinger's Class - Quantum for high school teachers
Tue., Nov. 30, 2021, 7:00pm-Thu., Dec. 02, 2021, 9:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Quantum for high school teachers Learn how to teach quantum in your high-school class, and gain the tools to do it. A free online workshop series for 2021 Schr?dinger's Class 2021 will be held as a series of online micro-workshops this fall, geared toward lessons that can be implemented both in-person and virtually. Registration is free and open to all interested teachers, but space is limited. APPLY NOW FOR Schr?dinger's Class Online workshop schedule 2021 Schr?dinger's Class will be offered in two identical sessions. Successful applicants will be asked to sign up for either Session 1 (evenings) or Session 2 (weekend).

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Produced by University of Waterloo
Date Updated: 202109081308
Wed, Dec 01
QUANTUM COMPUTATION FOR QUANTUM FIELD THEORIES AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Wed., Dec. 01, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 500 (For Quantum Professional)
Theoretical predictions of the properties and dynamics of quantum many-body systems of importance to nuclear physics research, from field theories to dense and/or non-equlibrium matter to systems of neutrinos, require, in many instances, beyond classical computational resources. As highlighted by Feynman and others, such systems may be amenable to quantum simulations in the future. The very first steps are now being taken towards this objective. I will discuss the potential and status of this newly emerging area of quantum simulations for nuclear physics.

Speaker: Martin Savage
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Produced by Project QuantHEP - Quantum Computing Solutions for High-Energy Physics
Date Updated: 202106200916
Sat, Dec 04
Schrodinger's Class - Quantum for high school teachers
Sat., Dec. 04, 2021, 10:00am-Sun., Dec. 05, 2021, 12:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
Quantum for high school teachers Learn how to teach quantum in your high-school class, and gain the tools to do it. A free online workshop series for 2021 Schr?dinger's Class 2021 will be held as a series of online micro-workshops this fall, geared toward lessons that can be implemented both in-person and virtually. Registration is free and open to all interested teachers, but space is limited. APPLY NOW FOR Schr?dinger's Class Online workshop schedule 2021 Schr?dinger's Class will be offered in two identical sessions. Successful applicants will be asked to sign up for either Session 1 (evenings) or Session 2 (weekend).

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Date Updated: 202109081309
Fri, Dec 10
Andrea Coladangelo, qBraid: Quantum Cryptography Seminar
Fri., Dec. 10, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Quantum Cryptography is one of the many exciting and game-changing areas of research in application of quantum computing. Come listen to one of the leading researchers in the field talk about his research experience and perspective on quantum cryptography. To access the meeting, click on "Access the Event".

Speaker: Andrea Coladangelo
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Produced by qBraid
Date Updated: 202110132140
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World Quantum Day
Thu., Apr. 14, 2022, 12:01am-11:59pm (EDT/GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
The World Quantum Day aims at promoting the public understanding of Quantum Science and Technology around the World. The World Quantum Day is an initiative from quantum scientists from 65+ countries, launched on 14 April 2021 as the countdown towards the first global celebration on 14 April 2022. It is a decentralized and bottom-up initiative, inviting all quantum scientists, engineers, educators, communicators, entrepreneurs, technologists, and their organizations, to organize their own activities, such as outreach talks, lab tours, debates, interviews, etc., to celebrate the World Quantum Day around the World.

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Date Updated: 202108171815

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