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Endless list of FREE online learning opportunities for the
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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?
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(note: The past events (since May 18, 2020) are placed at the far bottom of this page)

Thu, Nov 26
Q-TURN 2020: Changing Paradigms in Quantum Science (Nov 23-27)
Mon., Nov. 23, 2020, 12:00am-Fri., Nov. 27, 2020, 11:59pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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*****UPDATE: 7/31/2020: "The Call For Submissions of Q-turn 2020 has been extended. The new deadline is the 7th August! (Anywhere on Earth)" Applying is easy, please visit our workshop website www.q-turn.org. There you can find information on its scope, as well as a list of confirmed invited speakers. Q-turn would like to encourage participation from people all over the world, and so the conference schedule will be split into sessions that accommodate different time-zones in the world. This will allow us to have speakers participate at a reasonable time. In addition, Q-turn 2020 (Nov 23-27) will be a registration-fee-free online event. We're very much looking forward to having a great scientific and inclusive event in November. Stay safe and best wishes, The Q-Turn organizers ****** end 7/31 update**** Q-turn is a unique international quantum information workshop series. Our core mission is to foster an inclusive community and highlight outstanding research that may be under-appreciated in other high-impact venues due to systemic biases. As researchers who value the power of education and collaboration, we aim to facilitate a dialogue in the community over issues that affect us as a society, collectively making progress to resolve them. For this reason, Q-turn holds an awareness program in addition to the focused quantum science program. Q-turn's awareness program promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality, responsible research, workers' rights, as well as physical and mental health in quantum science and technology. Q-turn's quantum science program highlights top-quality experimental and theoretical work on quantum information technology and foundations. Researchers in these fields and intersecting ones are welcome to submit their work. The first edition of the workshop, Q-turn 2018, took place in Florian??polis, Brazil, and is going online with an international focus this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. As organizers, it is our commitment to continue this mission and make Q-turn 2020 an event where every participant feels welcome.

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Produced by Q-Turn
Fri, Nov 27
A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond (4/7) Multiqubit systems
Fri., Nov. 27, 2020, 4:30am-6:30am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/online-introductory-lectures-quantum-computing-6-november General description of the course Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. In this course, we will introduce from scratch the basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and use them to study some of the most important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding...) as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor..). We will also cover some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimization and simulation (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimization algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) and quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). We will also give examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high energy physics problems. The focus of the course will be on the practical aspects of quantum computing and on the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (as the ones available on the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and, from the mathematical point of view, only a good command of basic linear algebra is assumed. Some familiarity with the python programming language would be helpful, but is not required either. ==== Lecture 4: Multiqubit systems Multiqubit gates and universality. Quantum parallelism. Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm. Grover algorithm. Shor algorithm. HHL algorithm. === Biography of the speaker El?as F. Combarro holds degrees from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in both Mathematics (1997, award for second highest grades in the country) and Computer Science (2002, award for highest grades in the country). After some research stays at the Novosibirsk State University (Russia), he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Oviedo, 2001) with a dissertation on the properties of some computable predicates under the supervision of Prof. Andrey Morozov. Since 2009, El?as F. Combarro has been an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oviedo. He has published more than 50 research papers in international journals on topics such as Computability Theory, Machine Learning, Fuzzy Measures and Computational Algebra. His current research focuses on the application Quantum Computing to algebraic, optimization and machine learning problems. From July 2020 he has been a Cooperation Associate at CERN openlab. A series of weekly lectures on the basics of quantum computing will be broadcast via webcast starting 6 November 2020 at 10.30 a.m. CET. New lectures will be broadcast each Friday of the next seven weeks. The talks will focus on the practical aspects of quantum computing and are organised by CERN openlab and the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. They will be given by Elias Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oviedo in Spain since 2009 and a cooperation associate at CERN since earlier this year. Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. This course introduces basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding, etc.), as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor, etc.). Some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimisation and simulation will be addressed (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimisation algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) along with quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). Examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high-energy physics problems will also be provided. Beyond the practical aspects of quantum computing, the course will cover the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (such as the ones available through the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and only a good command of basic linear algebra is necessary. Some familiarity with the Python programming language would be helpful, but is also not required. Individual links to each lecture are provided below. Lecture 1/7, Friday 6 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970903/ Lecture 2/7, Friday 13 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970904/ Lecture 3/7, Friday 20 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970905/ Lecture 4/7, Friday 27 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970906/ Lecture 5/7, Friday 4 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970907/ Lecture 6/7, Friday 11 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970908/ Lecture 7/7, Friday 18 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970909/

Speaker: El?as F. Combarro, University of Oviedo
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Produced by CERN Quantum Technology Initiative
Date Updated: 202011071430
Sat, Nov 28
Discovery Talks: Quantum Parallel Worlds
Sat., Nov. 28, 2020, 8:30am-9:00am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
Join Dr Tony Short to explore how quantum theory describes how our universe behaves at the smallest scales. About this Event Quantum theory describes how our universe behaves at the smallest scales, where atoms and their constituent particles interact, and underpins almost all of modern physics. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to this hidden quantum world, highlighting some crucial and surprising differences between it and our everyday experiences. One way to understand quantum behaviour is through the branching and merging of parallel worlds, in which microscopic particles undergo different evolutions. This raises the question of whether parallel worlds exist at a larger scale, in which different, equally real, copies of you live out their lives. Presented by Dr Tony Short, School of Physics at the University of Bristol.

Speaker: Dr Tony Short, School of Physics at the University of Bristol
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Produced by Futures: European Researchers' Night
Date Updated: 202010311251
Mon, Nov 30
Fancy learning how to programme a quantum computer? (Planning session)
Mon., Nov. 30, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
osh B and Paolo C would like to understand the appetite for a self-taught group to learn together how to programme an IBM Quantum Computer with Qiskit. See details here: https://medium.com/quantum-london/fancy-learning-to-code-a-quantum-computer-568782c6a35f?sk=f09afaeb65efeb515bdc2cf8abbe6197 And join us at 6pm UK time on Monday 30th to discuss whether this could be interesting. (NOTE - there will be no coding in this session) Please post answers to these questions in the Event discussion 1. Is this mainly driven by personal interest or potential application at work? 2. How developed are your programming skills? (Zero, basic, moderate, significant, professional/homegrown guru)? 3. How many hours a week would you anticipate spending developing your skills? (<2, 2-5,5-10,>10) 4. How frequently would you want to meet? (Weekly, fortnightly, monthly) 5. Do you have experience of helping others learn to code? 6. Do you have any experience of Qiskit or other QC programming?

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Produced by London Quantum Computing Meetup
Date Updated: 202011240048
Tue, Dec 01
Virtual Quantum Collider 2.0
Tue., Dec. 01, 2020, 9:00am-Wed., Dec. 02, 2020, 1:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please join us for the Virtual Quantum Collider 2.0 as we take a leap toward accelerating quantum research and technology to the nation faster by fusing the Air Force's and Space Force's toughest challenges with the resources, companies, and people with potential solutions. This two-day, collaborative event will continue the momentum of the first-ever Virtual Quantum Collider and will build purposeful partnerships among government, industry, academia, and the small business community, furthering the development of a robust quantum ecosystem. This follow-on event will feature live, interactive Supply Chain and Workforce Development panels, presentations by industry-revered speakers, and virtual networking opportunities. Also taking place is the highly anticipated Phase II STTR private showcase, with special-invite VIPs. In addition to the lineup of distinguished guest speakers, we are thrilled to announce Alyssa Carson as VQC 2.0's keynote speaker. Alyssa's passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has fueled her young life, positioning her as an astronaut trainee, future Mars walker, global TEDx speaker, and author. Alyssa will host an engaging fireside chat with her Dad, Bert Carson, where they will discuss cultivating the next generation of visionaries and inspiring a future STEM-smart workforce.

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Date Updated: 202011231526
INVESTING IN QUANTUM COMPUTING
Tue., Dec. 01, 2020, 1:30pm-2:30pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Quantum computing is a technology that always seems five years away from living up to the hype. Quantum promises to free us from the limitations of classical computers. It will drive major breakthroughs in drug development, battery design, weather forecasting, cybersecurity, financial modelling, and chemistry. In late 2019 Google announced they had achieved quantum supremacy. But we still hear that major advances in hardware, software and theory are required before it can be used in practice. So how close are we really to major breakthroughs in quantum computing? And what are the investment opportunities in quantum computing today? Join an expert panel discussion moderated by John Thornhill, FT innovation Editor. The panel will include Ilana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits and Alex Van Someren, Managing Partner at Amadeus with investments in Nu Quantum and River Lane, a quantum software company. The panel will help demystify quantum computing putting it into an investment context. Questions will include: What exactly is quantum computing? What are the potential use cases of quantum computing? How close is quantum to being usable in practice? What are the barriers to its widespread adoption (e.g. need to cool to near absolute zero, errors and noise)? What are the different approaches to solving these problems (e.g. ion trap quantum works at room temperature)? What is the value chain for quantum computing (e.g. hardware, software, quantum as a service, services?) What are VCs and corporates investing in? What have been the results to-date? Should Angels invest in quantum? What are the geopolitics of quantum (i.e. China Vs US Vs Europe)? Speakers' biographies John Thornhill, Innovation Editor FT John Thornhill is the Innovation Editor at the Financial Times writing a weekly column on the impact of technology. He is also the founder and editorial director of Sifted, the FT-backed site for European startups, and founder of FT Forums, which hosts monthly meetings for senior executives. John was previously deputy editor and news editor of the FT in London. He has also been Europe editor, Paris bureau chief, Asia editor, Moscow correspondent and Lex columnist. Ilana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits Ilana Wisby is a deep tech entrepreneur and CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits. She holds a PhD in Quantum Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has previous experiences building start-ups from the ground up and working on deep-tech closely linked with academia. Ilana is passionate about diversity, ethics and redefining leadership framed in emotional intelligence and fractal management. She is also an accomplished pianist. Alex van Someren, Managing Partner, Amadeus Alex is Managing Partner of the Early Stage Funds at Amadeus, and he sits on the boards of several Amadeus portfolio companies. Alex has a current investment focus on UK deep technology including Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Cloud Computing/Enterprise SaaS, Cyber Security, Digital Healthcare, Medical Technology and Novel Materials & Quantum Technologies. Alex is a co-founder of Cyber London (https://cylonlab.com/), Europe's first cyber security accelerator programme. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and currently a member of the Royal Society's Science, Industry and Translation Committee. During 2019 he was the Visiting Clore Innovation Professor at the Royal College of Art. Alex left school to join Acorn Computer in the 1980s, where he was involved in the development of the BBC Microcomputer & Acorn Electron. He subsequently co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, including web browser software licensed to the Oracle Corporation. ANT plc was listed on the London AIM market (AIM:ANTP) in 2005 and later acquired by Espial. In 1996 he co-founded nCipher with venture capital backing to develop internet security products using advanced cryptography, before leading the company to an IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2000 (LSE:NCH) at a 350 million valuation. nCipher plc was sold to Thales SA in 2008. Alex lives in Cambridge, UK and is married with three children. He was appointed an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in 2005, and he is currently Chairman of the Development Committee of Kettle's Yard, one of the University of Cambridge Museums.

Speaker: Alex Van Someren, Managing Partner at Amadeus
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Produced by Harvard Business School Club of London
Date Updated: 202011211721
Wed, Dec 02
To be announced: Mihir Pant (PsiQuantum)
Wed., Dec. 02, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Speaker: Speaker: Speaker: Mihir Pant (PsiQuantum) Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 11:00am Location: Virtual Via Zoom: To be announced The title and abstract of this talk and Zoom information are forthcoming.

Speaker: Mihir Pant, PsiQuantum
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Produced by QuICS Seminar
Date Updated: 202009071508
Newlab Membership: Quantum
Wed., Dec. 02, 2020, 12:00pm-12:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Newlab Membership: Quantum About this Event This virtual event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP for a link to the live stream. If you are unable to attend, we will distribute a recording to everyone who registers. About Newlab: Newlab is a community of experts and innovators based in Brooklyn applying technology to solve big systemic challenges across health, mobility, infrastructure, and the environment. About the event: This virtual event will give attendees an inside look at the Newlab community, which has grown from 23 companies to 160 since opening in 2016, with an aggregate value of $2.8B and over $400M in acquisitions and investments across member companies such as; JUMP, Seeqc, Nanotronics, Launcher, and Carmera. In this session, you'll hear from John Levy, CEO and co-Founder at Seeqc, a scalable quantum computing company which spun out from Hypres where he served as Chair from 2011-2018. John has also served as the Chair of Biolite and recently joined the board of goTenna, two additional Newlab member companies. He will speak about his experience in growing a company focusing on quantum computing at Newlab and how companies like Seeqc have been supported through Newlab resources. What you'll take away: In this session, we will walk through how joining the Newlab community can support your startup, including: Benefits of being part of one of the fastest-growing tech ecosystems Collaboration opportunities with our rich community of engineers and inventors Prototyping and product realization facilities Investment opportunities through quarterly pitch events to premier funds and organizations Pilot support through our studio programs The info session will also include a live Q&A portion to answer any questions you may have before applying for Newlab Membership. - About Seeqc Seeqc is developing scalable application-specific quantum computers specifically tailored to support work in quantum chemistry and materials, machine learning, optimization, and financial services. These systems, based on Seeqc's proprietary Single Flux Quantum (SFQ) chips produced at the company's multi-layer superconductive electronics foundry, enable quantum software developers to gain greater control over the layout and performance of their quantum hardware platform, thus increasing performance, reducing quantum requirements and accelerating time to market.

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Produced by NewLabs
Date Updated: 202011172229
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Wed., Dec. 02, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Produced by Quanutm Computing India
Date Updated: 202009111857
Lily Childress, McGill University
Wed., Dec. 02, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)

Speaker: Lily Childress, McGill University
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Produced by UC Santa Barbara
Date Updated: 202011190037
ERA x IBM Quantum Computing Night
Wed., Dec. 02, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Please join us on Wednesday 12/2 to hear from representatives from IBM, meet past ERA technical founders, and pitch your idea to investors. About this Event Join IBM and ERA in an event centered around quantum computing technology and startups. This session will include a presentation on 'Intro to Quantum Computing' by IBM representatives and insights from previous technical ERA founders. Learn more about the resources both IBM and ERA have to offer to innovative startups in this area. Following the discussion, four startups will be chosen to pitch their ideas to investors for feedback. (zoom details will be sent the day of the event) Apply to pitch your quantum computing startup here Event Agenda 6:00 - 6:20 IBM Quantum / ERA overview 6:20 - 6:35 Investor panel on Quantum investing trends 6:35 - 7:15 Quantum Computing founder pitches and investor feedback Joining us on our Investor panel Mark Cupta | Managing Director at Prelude Capital ERA Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is an early-stage VC Fund and Tech Accelerator based in NYC that started in 2011 and has invested in and accelerated 220 startups over 19 cohorts with 500+mentors. IBM Quantum IBM Quantum is an industry-first initiative to build universal quantum systems for business and science applications. For more information about IBM's quantum computing efforts, please visit www.ibm.com/ibmq. To connect and learn more about IBM Quantum, please contact the IBM Quantum Community Partnerships Lead, Kayla Lee at kayla.lee@ibm.com. IBM Ventures IBM has long supported entrepreneurial communities around the world. Our work in New York City includes relationships with venture capital and angel investors, private equity firms, universities, non-profits, accelerators and more. We are proud to bring expertise in both technology and business across many industries, and are excited to showcase cutting edge technologies such as quantum computing, machine learning and cloud computing. We provide entrepreneurs with unparalleled access to IBM's technology, businesses and ecosystem to unlock the full potential of innovators. Our team in New York is the pathway to unleash innovation potential locally. To connect and learn more about IBM Ventures, please contact the New York City representative, Austin Flon at arflon@us.ibm.com

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Produced by Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Date Updated: 202011151527
Thu, Dec 03
Prospects and Challenges of Quantum Finance
Thu., Dec. 03, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
New breakthroughs in Monte Carlo Simulation: How to get the maximum MC speedups out of noisy quantum hardware. What hardware will we need for MC to be useful in practice? Review of QNNs and QML algorithms: How soon can quantum machine learning impact finance? Review of Optimization approaches for Portfolio Optimization: Improving Quantum Annealing approaches with anneal offsets Review of state of the art on QAOA-based approaches

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Produced by QCWare
Date Updated: 202011222106
Extending C++ for Heterogeneous Quantum-Classical Computing by Alex McCaskey
Thu., Dec. 03, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
We present qcor - a language extension to C++ and compiler implementation that enables heterogeneous quantum-classical programming, compilation, and execution in a single-source context. Our work provides a first-of-its-kind C++ compiler enabling high-level quantum kernel (function) expression in a quantum-language agnostic manner, as well as a hardware-agnostic, retargetable compiler workflow targeting a number of physical and virtual quantum computing backends. qcor leverages novel Clang plugin interfaces and builds upon the XACC system-level quantum programming framework to provide a state-of-the-art integration mechanism for quantum-classical compilation that leverages the best from the community at-large. qcor translates quantum kernels ultimately to the XACC intermediate representation, and provides user-extensible hooks for quantum compilation routines like circuit optimization, analysis, and placement. This work details the overall architecture and compiler workflow for qcor, and provides a number of illuminating programming examples demonstrating its utility for near-term variational tasks, quantum algorithm expression, and feed-forward error correction schemes. About the speaker Alex McCaskey is a research scientist in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He serves as the Software Lead for the Quantum Computing Institute at ORNL and is the Project Lead for the XACC quantum framework and the QCOR quantum-classical C++ compiler. He received his Masters in Physics from Virginia Tech and BS degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Tennessee.

Speaker: Alex McCaskey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Produced by Unitary Fund
Date Updated: 202011241420
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Thu., Dec. 03, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Produced by Quanutm Computing India
Date Updated: 202009111857
Fri, Dec 04
A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond (5/7) Quantum algorithms for combinatorial optimization
Fri., Dec. 04, 2020, 4:30am-6:30am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/online-introductory-lectures-quantum-computing-6-november General description of the course Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. In this course, we will introduce from scratch the basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and use them to study some of the most important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding...) as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor..). We will also cover some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimization and simulation (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimization algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) and quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). We will also give examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high energy physics problems. The focus of the course will be on the practical aspects of quantum computing and on the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (as the ones available on the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and, from the mathematical point of view, only a good command of basic linear algebra is assumed. Some familiarity with the python programming language would be helpful, but is not required either. ==== Lecture 5: Quantum algorithms for combinatorial optimization Quantum adiabatic computing and quantum annealing. Introduction to D-Wave Leap. Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm. === Biography of the speaker El?as F. Combarro holds degrees from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in both Mathematics (1997, award for second highest grades in the country) and Computer Science (2002, award for highest grades in the country). After some research stays at the Novosibirsk State University (Russia), he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Oviedo, 2001) with a dissertation on the properties of some computable predicates under the supervision of Prof. Andrey Morozov. Since 2009, El?as F. Combarro has been an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oviedo. He has published more than 50 research papers in international journals on topics such as Computability Theory, Machine Learning, Fuzzy Measures and Computational Algebra. His current research focuses on the application Quantum Computing to algebraic, optimization and machine learning problems. From July 2020 he has been a Cooperation Associate at CERN openlab. A series of weekly lectures on the basics of quantum computing will be broadcast via webcast starting 6 November 2020 at 10.30 a.m. CET. New lectures will be broadcast each Friday of the next seven weeks. The talks will focus on the practical aspects of quantum computing and are organised by CERN openlab and the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. They will be given by Elias Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oviedo in Spain since 2009 and a cooperation associate at CERN since earlier this year. Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. This course introduces basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding, etc.), as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor, etc.). Some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimisation and simulation will be addressed (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimisation algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) along with quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). Examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high-energy physics problems will also be provided. Beyond the practical aspects of quantum computing, the course will cover the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (such as the ones available through the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and only a good command of basic linear algebra is necessary. Some familiarity with the Python programming language would be helpful, but is also not required. Individual links to each lecture are provided below. Lecture 1/7, Friday 6 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970903/ Lecture 2/7, Friday 13 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970904/ Lecture 3/7, Friday 20 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970905/ Lecture 4/7, Friday 27 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970906/ Lecture 5/7, Friday 4 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970907/ Lecture 6/7, Friday 11 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970908/ Lecture 7/7, Friday 18 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970909/

Speaker: El?as F. Combarro, University of Oviedo
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Produced by CERN Quantum Technology Initiative
Date Updated: 202011071430
From pulses to circuits and back again: A quantum optimal control perspective on variational quantum algorithms
Fri., Dec. 04, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)

Speaker: Christian Arenz, Rabitz Group
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Produced by Princeton University, Quantum Group Meeting
Date Updated: 202011032106
Sat, Dec 05
E-meet and Greet Quantum Technologists: Panel Discussion
Sat., Dec. 05, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
Topic: E-meet and Greet Quantum Technologists: Panel Discussion Speakers: Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez, Founder and CEO of QURECA Ltd. Dr. Terrill Frantz is a professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Dr Faisal Khan is a mathematician and serves as a Technology Advisor to Quantum Computing Inc. Moderator: Mr. Paul Dowling is founder and CEO of Mindstream AI, a specialist consultancy focused on AI and other emerging technologies. Topic and Abstract of Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez: Topic: "Supporting the quantum workforce through a common language" Topic of Dr. Terrill Frantz: Topic: 'Pivoting from classical to quantum computing - a story of one man's journey' Other Topics and Abstract: TBD Here are their bios: Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez, Founder and CEO of QURECA Ltd. Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez spent several years working for Airbus in Germany and France as an aerospace engineer, before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD in quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following discussions with the different quantum stakeholders she had over the last years, Araceli identified the need to bridge the gap between businesses and academia, as well as to raise the quantum awareness to the general public. Continuing her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the 'quantum ambassador', after winning the Optical Society Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting fellowship in 2019. Araceli founded her own company called QURECA (Quantum Resources and Careers) to create a link between the different stakeholders in the quantum community through a common language, and to generate global opportunities with quantum technologies. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Terrill Frantz is a professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He holds a PhD from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, an EdD in Organization Change from Pepperdine University, an MBA from New York University, and a Business Administration degree from Drexel University. He has been programming classical computers for 46 years, but has recently redirected his attention to quantum computing, for the obvious reason - it is very cool! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr Khan is a mathematician working in the area of quantum information geometry to develop robust methods for mitigating noise in all aspects of quantum computer architectures. He is an Associate Editor of the SpringerNature journal Quantum Information Processing, and serves as a Technology Advisor to Quantum Computing Inc. and Dark Start Quantum Labs. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul is founder and CEO of Mindstream AI, a specialist consultancy focused on AI and other emerging technologies. He is also involved in designing and running the data-centric health startup accelerator, KQ Labs, for The Francis Crick Institute and similar programmes involving AI. This has lead to taking a driving role in developing the London Kings Cross Knowledge Quarter deep tech ecosystem that includes organisations such as Google Deepmind, The Alan Turing Institute and Open Data Institute.

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Date Updated: 202011161751
Sun, Dec 06
20th Asian Quantum Information Science Conference
Sun., Dec. 06, 2020, 5:00pm-Wed., Dec. 09, 2020, 4:00am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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Registration is now open for the first-ever AQIS virtual conference AQIS '20 will focus on quantum information processing, communication and cryptography, an interdisciplinary field bridging quantum physics, computer science, mathematics, and information technologies. AQIS'20 will be a natural successor of EQIS'01-EQIS'05 and AQIS'06-AQIS'19. AQIS'20 will consist of invited talks, and selected oral and poster presentations. Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas: Quantum computation and simulation, algorithms and complexity Quantum information theory Concepts, methods and tools against decoherence Quantum cryptography Quantum communications experiments and theory Quantum metrology Quantum technologies (optics, NMR, solid state, etc.) Quantum processor and computer design Quantum programming languages and semantics Register online: https://events.humanitix.com/aqis-2020

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Produced by UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information
Date Updated: 202011230538
Mon, Dec 07
Are quantum neural networks actually relevant?
Mon., Dec. 07, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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Presented by Amira Abbas, University of KwaZulu-Natal (note special time) Classical neural networks have proven to be extremely powerful models that learn from data. Proposing a quantum variation of these already-so-successful models requires good reason. As such, researchers have been investigating whether quantum computation can, in any way, aid classical neural networks through higher expressivity or faster trainability. In this talk, we will discuss how to quantify these properties and demonstrate that quantum neural networks can show potential on these fronts, but many open questions remain.

Speaker: Amira Abbas, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group
Date Updated: 202011241632
Firing Up the Quantum Future
Mon., Dec. 07, 2020, 10:00pm-Mon., Dec. 07, 2020, 11:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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At this quantum tech event, we have Prof Michael J Biercuk, CEO & Founder of Q-CTRL and one of the world's leading authorities on quantum physics and technology, present a keynote on 'Starting Up the Quantum Future'. Quantum technology, harnessing quantum physics as a resource, promises to be as transformational in the 21st century as harnessing electricity was in the 19th century. In this presentation, Michael will introduce the emerging field of quantum tech and describe how he and colleagues around the world are working to build a greenfield industry. Beginning with an intuitive picture of how quantum technology expands on the technological state-of-the-art, this presentation will inform about the potential and promise of exploiting quantum physics in computing and sensing. Michael will also introduce Q-CTRL, a global quantum tech startup headquartered in Australia, focused on making quantum technologies useful through quantum control engineering. This presentation will conclude with lessons for the deep tech founder seeking to transition from fundamental research to entrepreneurship. Following his presentation, Michael will join a panel discussion on an overview of the global quantum economy and the future of quantum software, as well as why the focus on quantum software when quantum computers are not yet ready. Date: 8 December 2020, Tuesday Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Singapore Time, UTC+8) Programme Details: 11:00am - 11:05am: Opening Remarks 11:05am - 11:25am: Keynote Presentation on 'Starting Up the Quantum Future' by Prof Michael J Biercuk, CEO & Founder, Q-CTRL 11:25am - 12:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A with: Prof Michael J Biercuk, CEO & Founder, Q-CTRL Dr Joe Fitzsimons, CEO & Founder, Horizon Quantum Computing Dr Ng Hui Khoon, Associate Professor, Yale-NUS College and the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore Speakers' Profiles: Prof Michael J Biercuk, CEO & Founder, Q-CTRL image Prof Michael J Biercuk is a Professor of Quantum Physics and Quantum Technology at The University of Sydney. He leads a team working to develop advanced technology powered by quantum physics. He is also Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. Out of his academic research, Michael saw a gap in the market for a company which made his team's specialist knowledge and capabilities available outside of the lab; he founded Q-CTRL in 2017 with venture capital backing from some of the world's leading investors. Michael completed his Master's and PhD at Harvard University and his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. After university, he held a research fellowship in the Ion Storage Group at NIST Boulder under the supervision of 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics Dr David Wineland. He has also worked as a consultant to the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), helping steer government investments in quantum information and next-generation computer architectures. As one of the world's leading authorities on quantum physics and technology, Michael is a regular contributor to both the technical literature and the popular press. He is a TEDx and South by Southwest (SXSW) speaking alumnus and winner of the 2015 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher. Dr Ng Hui Khoon, Associate Professor (Physics), Head of Studies, Physical Sciences, Yale-NUS College and the Centre for Quantum Technologies Dr Ng Hui Khoon did her undergraduate in Cornell University, and then completed her PhD (2009) in the group of John Preskill at the California Institute of Technology, on the subject of theoretical quantum information and computation. Upon graduation, she returned to Singapore as a postdoctoral researcher at the DSO National Laboratories of Singapore, spending part of her time at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), within the group of Berge Englert. In 2013, she joined, as an Assistant Professor, the newly founded Yale-NUS College in Singapore, a joint liberal arts and sciences college set up by Yale University and NUS. She has maintained a joint position in CQT, becoming a CQT Fellow in 2019. Her research focuses on theoretical aspects of quantum computation, particularly on noise control, quantum error correction, and fault tolerance. Another productive area of research is in quantum tomography, and lately, noise tomography, drawing on both areas of her expertise. She is currently leading the quantum information and computation efforts within MajuLab, a French CNRS lab situated in Singapore, and maintains collaborations with well-known researchers around the world. Dr Joe Fitzsimons, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Quantum Computing image Driven by the vision of quantum computing as a revolution in computing technology, Joe quit his tenured faculty position to found Horizon Quantum Computing in 2018. Drawing on over 15 years' experience in quantum computing and computational complexity theory, today he fully dedicates his time to Horizon with the goal of making quantum computing a general purpose computing technology capable of addressing some of the world's most challenging computational problems. Joe received a BSc in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford, where he went on to become a fellow of Merton College. Prior to founding Horizon, he led the Quantum Information and Theory group at Singapore University of Technology and Design, where he was a tenured associate professor and was a principal investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies. He has published at the highest levels in both theoretical computer science (FOCS,STOC, CCC, ITCS) and physics (Science, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X), and has been named as a National Research Foundation Fellow and to the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia list. Topics: Quantum Technologies

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Produced by SGInnovate
Date Updated: 202011120049
Tue, Dec 08
Quantum Enhanced Imaging research and development is testing the limits of imaging as we currently understand it!
Tue., Dec. 08, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
QLM is a start-up out of the University of Bristol using quantum technology to develop highly accurate, long range, and low-cost infrared LiDAR cameras that can see and measure greenhouse gases. We are working with established leaders in the oil and gas industry to industrialize our designs as continuous and fully automatic leak detection and quantification systems that will help them control their emissions. Presenters: Dr Murray Reed, CEO QLM Technology Ltd Professor Steve Beaumont OBE CEng MIET FRSE FREng, Director of QuantIC - the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Imaging DATE & TIME Tuesday 8 December 2020 2:00pm GMT END DATE & TIME Tuesday 8 December 2020 3:00pm GMT PRICE Free to register EVENT LINK https://www.theiet.org/impact-society/technical-webinars/ REGISTRATION AT: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=2756054&sessionid=1&key=6489245DE0522F7ADD6CC859B30A526A

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Produced by IET
Date Updated: 202011241213
Wed, Dec 09
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Wed., Dec. 09, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Produced by Quanutm Computing India
Date Updated: 202009111858
Thu, Dec 10
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Thu., Dec. 10, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Produced by Quanutm Computing India
Date Updated: 202009111858
Fri, Dec 11
A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond (6/7) Quantum variational algorithms and quantum machine learning
Fri., Dec. 11, 2020, 4:30am-6:30am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/online-introductory-lectures-quantum-computing-6-november General description of the course Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. In this course, we will introduce from scratch the basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and use them to study some of the most important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding...) as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor..). We will also cover some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimization and simulation (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimization algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) and quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). We will also give examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high energy physics problems. The focus of the course will be on the practical aspects of quantum computing and on the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (as the ones available on the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and, from the mathematical point of view, only a good command of basic linear algebra is assumed. Some familiarity with the python programming language would be helpful, but is not required either. ==== Lecture 6: Quantum variational algorithms and quantum machine learning Variational Quantum Eigensolver. Introduction to Quantum Machine Learning (QSVM, QGAN, Quantum Classifiers...) === Biography of the speaker El?as F. Combarro holds degrees from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in both Mathematics (1997, award for second highest grades in the country) and Computer Science (2002, award for highest grades in the country). After some research stays at the Novosibirsk State University (Russia), he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Oviedo, 2001) with a dissertation on the properties of some computable predicates under the supervision of Prof. Andrey Morozov. Since 2009, El?as F. Combarro has been an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oviedo. He has published more than 50 research papers in international journals on topics such as Computability Theory, Machine Learning, Fuzzy Measures and Computational Algebra. His current research focuses on the application Quantum Computing to algebraic, optimization and machine learning problems. From July 2020 he has been a Cooperation Associate at CERN openlab. A series of weekly lectures on the basics of quantum computing will be broadcast via webcast starting 6 November 2020 at 10.30 a.m. CET. New lectures will be broadcast each Friday of the next seven weeks. The talks will focus on the practical aspects of quantum computing and are organised by CERN openlab and the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. They will be given by Elias Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oviedo in Spain since 2009 and a cooperation associate at CERN since earlier this year. Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. This course introduces basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding, etc.), as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor, etc.). Some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimisation and simulation will be addressed (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimisation algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) along with quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). Examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high-energy physics problems will also be provided. Beyond the practical aspects of quantum computing, the course will cover the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (such as the ones available through the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and only a good command of basic linear algebra is necessary. Some familiarity with the Python programming language would be helpful, but is also not required. Individual links to each lecture are provided below. Lecture 1/7, Friday 6 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970903/ Lecture 2/7, Friday 13 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970904/ Lecture 3/7, Friday 20 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970905/ Lecture 4/7, Friday 27 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970906/ Lecture 5/7, Friday 4 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970907/ Lecture 6/7, Friday 11 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970908/ Lecture 7/7, Friday 18 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970909/

Speaker: El?as F. Combarro, University of Oviedo
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Produced by CERN Quantum Technology Initiative
Date Updated: 202011071430
QuiX 12-Mode Quantum Photonic Processor
Fri., Dec. 11, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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QuiX is proud to present its latest product: a 12-mode quantum photonic processor. This device allows arbitrary optical transformations between up to 12 optical modes for both quantum and classical information processing applications. This processor will be unveiled at webinar on 11 December at 15:00 CET. I think that this webinar would be of interest to you, based on you visit to Inside Quantum Technology last October. Follow this link to register or use the QR code below. https://zoom.us/j/94133241230?pwd=L3F5QzFHejFmTzhaUFlHMVpQdDVJUT09 If you are interested in occasional news from QuiX, please register for our newsletter here. QuiX photonic processors offer large-scale, low-loss, universal optical interference for quantum information processing for quantum and classical information processing applications. Our processors are based on the TriPleX waveguide platform. Our processors are plug and play, low-loss and fully reconfigurable.

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Date Updated: 202011121504
Mon, Dec 14
WIQ Summit 14-16 December
Mon., Dec. 14, 2020, 9:00am-Wed., Dec. 16, 2020, 5:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
We announce our 3rd WIQ summit on December 14th - 16th sponsored by IonQ. We are still finalizing the speakers but as always it will be awesome and free, so please spread the news and reserve your spot here

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Produced by Women in Quantum
Date Updated: 202011021651
Tue, Dec 15
Quantum Computing and High Performance Computing 3rd edition
Tue., Dec. 15, 2020, 3:00am-12:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 300 (For Quantum Enabled)
Description The aim of the workshop is to bring together active and interested people in Quantum Computation as a near future perspective for High Performance Computing. Participants are expected to come from different Italian Universities and Research Institutes in different fields (Physics, Information Theory, Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, ...) as well as from Companies (Quantum Technology, Information Technology, Consulting, Energy, ...). Skills This is an update of the state of the art of Quantum Computing science. Target audience: Everyone interested in Quantum Computing and its application to science. Pre-requisites: A minimum knowledge about Quantum Computing. A scientific degree is reccomended. Additional info The workshop will be held in English through the platform Microsoft Stream.. The workshop is free of charge but reservation is mandatory through this website. Are you a scientist and want to share the results of your work with us? Send an email by 11/20/2020 to d.ottaviani@cineca.it with the title and abstract of your speech. If you will be selected you will receive news from us starting from 01/12/2020, where we will notify you the duration and allocation for your intervention. Organizers: Daniele Ottaviani (CINECA) , Enrico Prati (CNR) AGENDA: TBA Area: HPC - Languages Other Science Techniques

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Produced by Cineca Academy, Italy
Date Updated: 202011160912
The (UK) National Quantum Computing Centre: Quantum algorithms, applications and advantage
Tue., Dec. 15, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)
The National Quantum Computing Centre: Quantum algorithms, applications and advantage Live Webinar In this webinar building on the prior series webinar from the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub, the National Quantum Computing Centre will be introduced with an overview of its strategy and purpose. The Centre design and technical roadmap will be described in brief with the main focus of the talk around emerging applications and use case development given market deployment of quantum computing in the UK. In anticipation of application impact the uptake and challenges of creating a 'Quantum Ready' economy will be described. Case studies in mechanical engineering, materials science and financial services will be reviewed. Dr Michael Cuthbert Dr Michael Cuthbert Dr Cuthbert joined the National Quantum Computing Centre as its Interim Director in June 2020. He has a background in cryogenics, superconducting materials and solid state physics research before joining Oxford Instruments in 1998. He has held a number of technical and commercial leadership roles with Oxford Instruments over the past 22 years in Japan, the US and the UK, most recently as Head of Quantum Technologies across the Oxford Instruments Group. He is a member of the Institute of Physics and sits on several advisory panels including the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme Strategic Advisory Board.

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Produced by IET
Date Updated: 202010091336
INTRODUCTION TO ROBUST CONTROL
Tue., Dec. 15, 2020, 4:00pm-5:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Register to join us for a webinar introducing robust control, from the team at Q-CTRL. The webinar will dive into the topic of robust quantum control, providing an introduction to the practical hardware challenges facing quantum computing today and a discussion of how robust control can help address them. The webinar will include a coding tutorial with BOULDER OPAL demonstrating how to improve the performance of a cloud quantum computer. SESSION INFORMATION 15 December 2020, 4pm EDT New York 1pm PDT Los Angeles, 9pm BST London

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Produced by Q-CTRL
Date Updated: 202011201216
Fireside Chat
Tue., Dec. 15, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 000 (For Quantum Curious)

Speaker: Chris Ferrie, Associate Professor | University of Technology Sydney
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Produced by University of Waterloo
Date Updated: 202011101255
Wed, Dec 16
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Wed., Dec. 16, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Produced by Quanutm Computing India
Date Updated: 202009111859
MIDDLEWARE: THE QUANTUM COMPUTING DIFFERENTIATOR
Wed., Dec. 16, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 100 (For Quantum Explorer)
As COVID-19 rages on throughout the world, more people are seeing the value quantum computing can provide once the technology matures. An integral piece of quantum computing's success is the middleware bridging existing code and algorithms to the new logical circuitry being established that sits on top of the quantum circuits. This integration and abstraction will allow the technology to process complex algorithms to provide the outcomes the hardware enables. Middleware is more readily available because it is less of an investment, and many middleware startups exist in the quantum computing space. As a result, alliance and acquisition activity should heat up first in the middleware space as hardware and services vendors scoop up software assets to differentiate. Join Stephanie Long and Geoff Woollacott for a discussion about the current middleware ecosystem for quantum computing and their predictions on how the space will evolve over the next five years. Don't miss: How COVID-19 has accelerated interest in quantum computing What the quantum computing landscape will look like in 2025 Key middleware vendors and what types of moves make sense for M&A and alliance activity TBR webinars are held typically on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET and include a 15-minute Q&A session following the main presentation. Previous webinars can be viewed anytime on TBR's Webinar Portal. For additional information or to arrange a briefing with our analysts, please contact TBR at webinars@tbri.com.

Speaker: Geoff Woollacott, Principal Analyst and Senior Strategy Consultant
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Produced by Technology Business Research, Inc
Date Updated: 202011030117
Quantum Machines Seminar by Dalziel Wilson on Optomechanical sensors as probes for new physics
Wed., Dec. 16, 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 400 (For Quantum Ready)
Quantum Machines Unit - Zoom Seminar open to OIST Optomechanical sensors as probes for new physics Mechanical systems with increasingly large size are reaching the quantum limit, dovetailing advances in dissipation engineering and cryogenic cavity optomechanics. As we enter the age of quantum technology, an important question is to what extent such macroscopic quantum systems can play a role. I'll discuss one perspective that envisions quantum-limited optomechanical sensors as probes for new physics, highlighting as an example a set of recent proposals for optomechanical dark matter detection. In this context, our lab is developing a new generation of ultra-sensitive optomechanical accelerometers based on centimeter-scale silicon nitride membranes. References: [1] Manley et. al., "Searching for scalar dark matter with compact mechanical resonators," PRL124.15 (2020): 151301. [2] Manley et. al., "Searching for vector dark matter with an optomechanical accelerometer,", arXiv:2007.04899 (2020) [3] Carney et. al., "Mechanical quantum sensing in the search for dark matter," arXiv:2008.06074 Biography Dalziel Wilson is an assistant professor of physics and optical sciences at the University of Arizona. His work in cavity optomechanics, spanning a decade, includes seminal demonstrations of radiation pressure feedback cooling, quantum-limited position measurement, optomechanical light squeezing, membrane-based cavity optomechanics, and ultra-high-Q nanomechanics. Previously, he was a scientist at IBM Research-Zurich, a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at EPFL, and a Ph.D. student at Caltech. Registration Attendees must register here to attend the zoom meeting. Note this meeting will not be recorded. This seminar is hosted by Prof Jason Twamley.

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Produced by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Quantum Machines Seminar
Date Updated: 202011120102
Thu, Dec 17
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Thu., Dec. 17, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
selfURL Content Level: 200 (For Quantum Climber)
What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Produced by Quanutm Computing India
Date Updated: 202009111900
Fri, Dec 18
A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond (7/7) The future of quantum computing
Fri., Dec. 18, 2020, 4:30am-6:30am (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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https://home.cern/news/announcement/computing/online-introductory-lectures-quantum-computing-6-november General description of the course Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. In this course, we will introduce from scratch the basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and use them to study some of the most important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding...) as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor..). We will also cover some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimization and simulation (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimization algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) and quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). We will also give examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high energy physics problems. The focus of the course will be on the practical aspects of quantum computing and on the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (as the ones available on the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and, from the mathematical point of view, only a good command of basic linear algebra is assumed. Some familiarity with the python programming language would be helpful, but is not required either. ==== Lecture 7: The future of quantum computing Quantum error correction. What is Quantum Supremacy? Prospects for quantum computing. === Biography of the speaker El?as F. Combarro holds degrees from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in both Mathematics (1997, award for second highest grades in the country) and Computer Science (2002, award for highest grades in the country). After some research stays at the Novosibirsk State University (Russia), he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Oviedo, 2001) with a dissertation on the properties of some computable predicates under the supervision of Prof. Andrey Morozov. Since 2009, El?as F. Combarro has been an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oviedo. He has published more than 50 research papers in international journals on topics such as Computability Theory, Machine Learning, Fuzzy Measures and Computational Algebra. His current research focuses on the application Quantum Computing to algebraic, optimization and machine learning problems. From July 2020 he has been a Cooperation Associate at CERN openlab. From the same A series of weekly lectures on the basics of quantum computing will be broadcast via webcast starting 6 November 2020 at 10.30 a.m. CET. New lectures will be broadcast each Friday of the next seven weeks. The talks will focus on the practical aspects of quantum computing and are organised by CERN openlab and the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. They will be given by Elias Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oviedo in Spain since 2009 and a cooperation associate at CERN since earlier this year. Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. This course introduces basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding, etc.), as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor, etc.). Some of the most recent applications of quantum computing in the fields of optimisation and simulation will be addressed (with special emphasis on the use of quantum annealing, the quantum approximate optimisation algorithm and the variational quantum eigensolver) along with quantum machine learning (for instance, through the use of quantum support vector machines and quantum variational classifiers). Examples of how these techniques can be used in chemistry simulations and high-energy physics problems will also be provided. Beyond the practical aspects of quantum computing, the course will cover the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators and actual quantum computers (such as the ones available through the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap). No previous knowledge of quantum physics is required and only a good command of basic linear algebra is necessary. Some familiarity with the Python programming language would be helpful, but is also not required. Individual links to each lecture are provided below. Lecture 1/7, Friday 6 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970903/ Lecture 2/7, Friday 13 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970904/ Lecture 3/7, Friday 20 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970905/ Lecture 4/7, Friday 27 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970906/ Lecture 5/7, Friday 4 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970907/ Lecture 6/7, Friday 11 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970908/ Lecture 7/7, Friday 18 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970909/

Speaker: El?as F. Combarro, University of Oviedo
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Wed, Dec 23
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Wed., Dec. 23, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Thu, Dec 24
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Thu., Dec. 24, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Wed, Dec 30
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Wed., Dec. 30, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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Thu, Dec 31
Shor's Algorithm Watch Party
Thu., Dec. 31, 2020, 12:30pm-1:45pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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What? Shor's Algorithm watch party? What does that mean ? We've been learning about Quantum Cryptography the entire month of August and now we are on to CoCreation.(https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august) What is CoCreation? Its a process through which a community learns. Hackathon/HackSeries sounds very brittle as a hack is never a sustainable solution. Who can attend? Anyone interested in contributing to #BreakRSA project. We start with understanding the Shor's algorithm then do a comparative study of its implementations across platforms then find ways to optimise the parameters under our control. When? 10-11 PM IST on Zoom - 8 & 9 September - 2020 Agenda: 1) 10-11 PM - 1 hour of the video by Qiskit Qummer School 2) 11-11:15 PM - Note Comparison RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8BqgGqwjsPpprG2R9 Come with popcorn & your fav note taking tool! See you all at 10PM today! Thank You!

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