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(note: The past events (since May 18, 2020) are placed at the far bottom of this page)
Fri, Aug 14
International webinar on 'Quantum Materials and nanoparticles for advanced applications'
Thu., Aug. 13, 2020, 6:00am-Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, 6:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This workshop is organized to develop plans to establish an NSF Midscale RI-2 national facility for quantum photonics science, engineering and technology. We see a need for a facility that would provide an unparalleled environment for research, education, and entrepreneurism on quantum Internet technologies. The primary outcomes of the workshop will include a report on the vision, needs, priority areas, stakeholders, and a framework for the facility capabilities and operations. The workshop will also result in a plan for moving forward following the workshop toward the development of a midscale infrastructure proposal, including action items, responsibilities, mailing lists and other collaborative tools.

Register[HERE] (Produced by NSF)
QCrypto 2020 Aug 10-14, 2020 virtual conference (DAY 5 of 5)
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
What is QCrypt 2020? QCrypto 2020 is the 10th edition of the yearly international scientific conference presenting last year???s top results in quantum cryptography.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto)
Emerging Opportunities through Government Policy Changes and Initiatives Voval for Pocal - Quantum Computing, Data Sovereignty and Cyber security, 5G or 6G
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, 6:30am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with MillionMinds and Centre for Knowledge Sovereignty invites you to a Series of Discussion on the 'New Normal in Post Covid-19', Reimaging Entrepreneurship in Post-Covid19 Era: Challenges & Opportunities. Second in a series of six webinars, the topic of 'Emerging Opportunities through Government Policy changes & Initiatives: Vocal for Local-Quantum Computing, Data Sovereignty, and Cyber Security 5G or 6G' will be held on Friday, 14th August 2020, from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm on Zoom Platform This discussion will highlight opportunities that the post-pandemic world holds for the Indian Start-Up Ecosystem through power-packed interactions amongst sectoral experts and key stakeholders - Government & Policy Planning organizations, Economists, Business Strategists, Start-Up Founders, VC Funds and Start-Up Accelerators on the key topic of Data Security and upcoming Technologies that will impact and change lives and how it can be leveraged as opportunities. Join #CEO Sunil Gupta live at Reimagine Entrepreneurship an event conducted by IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He will be sharing his expert views on the quantum technology landscape and emerging opportunities in India. Register today for the #webinar- info: https://www.imcnet.org/events-799

Speaker: Sunil Gupta, QuNu Labs
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A Quantum Metamaterial for Broadband Detection of Single Microwave Photons - Alexandre Blais
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvr0uEoGFo08n4-WrM_8fft2

Speaker: Alexandre Blais
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Weekly Quantum Discord
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Join our live quantum paper reading club discussion.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Intuition)
Sat, Aug 15
Cryptography August: Secure Quantum Communication - CryptographyAugust Series (Aug 1 - 29, Saturdays)
Sat., Aug. 15, 2020, 6:30am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Hello All, Welcome to #Cryptography August #KnowledgeSeries event hosted by Quantum Computing India This month we are dedicating all our weekly event around Quantum Cryptography. 1) Aug 01: Cryptography 101 2) Aug 08: Cryptography Implementation in Classical Computing 3) Aug 15: Secure Quantum Computation 4) Aug 22: Quantum Key distribution 5) Aug 29: #HackSeries 2.0 usecase and Team Formation RSVP Here >>> https://quantumcomputingindia.com/cryptography-august Secure Quantum Computation Sessions led by Dr. Urbasi Sinha - Raman Research Institute See you on Saturday!

Speaker: Dr. Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute
Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Computing India)
"BROOKLYN" QUANTUM MEETUP OSCILLATES
Sat., Aug. 15, 2020, 4:00pm-6:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
This week we'll be continuing our long march from pebbles to atoms. On the way towards understanding "second quantization," with its indistinguishable particles, we'll be focusing on the mathematics of the quantum harmonic oscillator, with special attention paid to its coherent states. Polynomials and their roots make a special guest appearance, showing that our formulation of spin states as polynomials wasn't just a one-off trick, but something quite general. Many elegant proofs and 3D graphics to be provided.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Brooklyn Quantum Meetup)
Sun, Aug 16
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Aug. 16, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
Register[HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung)
Mon, Aug 17
Mind your cryptography, says quantum computer
Mon., Aug. 17, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Presented by Fang Song, PSU Massive investment is underway to build a quantum computer. However, a devastating threat to cybersecurity is also on the horizon posed by quantum computers. In this talk, I will give a tour on the cryptographic techniques that secure digital communications in present days, how quantum computers can break them, and in response the efforts to design quantum-safe cryptosystems.

Speaker: Fang Song, PSU
Register[HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group)
Tue, Aug 18
Post Quantum Series: I. What is the state of the quantum world?
Tue., Aug. 18, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Post Quantum Series: I. What is the state of the quantum world? Post quantum experts at Entrust Datacard have been working closely with think tanks and academic leaders who are doing advanced research on quantum computing. We're sharing our insights with IT professionals through our three-part post quantum webinar series. Perhaps you've heard a little bit about quantum computing, but you're not quite sure what to make of it? You're not alone. Many IT professionals are still not clear on what it is or how it will impact their business. Get a better understanding of quantum computing and find out what you need to know in the first session of our three-part webinar series: - What common cryptographic protocols will need to be migrated to post quantum algorithms - There is no 'one size fits all' - choosing PQ algorithms to fit your use cases - How to determine the right time to deploy post quantum crypto for data with different "shelf-lives"

Speaker: John Gray, PKI Software Architect
Register[HERE] (Produced by Entrust Datacard)
Office hours with Sarah Kaiser (Weekly)
Tue., Aug. 18, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
About crazy4pi314, aka Sarah Kaiser, Quantum Techonologist who loves working on open source projects When I am not at the keyboard I love kayaking, laser cutting everything (safe), and writing books about engineering for kids.

Speaker: Sarah Kaiser, Quantum Technologist, PhD in Physics (quantum information) who loves to burn things with lasers
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sarah Kaiser)
Wed, Aug 19
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Aug. 19, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
Register[HERE] (Produced by Eamonn Darcy)
China's Space Ambitions Emerging Dimensions of Competition
Wed., Aug. 19, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
*** NOTE: This event is included in the quantumapalooza listing as the USA / China race is similarly developing in the quantum space. There may be some useful information coming from this talk; apologies in advance, if not**** The Jamestown Foundation is proud to present an online webinar event, "China's Space Ambitions: Emerging Dimensions of Competition" to take place on Wednesday, August 19, at 11:00 AM. On June 23, a Chinese carrier rocket was launched carrying with it the Beidou Global Satellite Navigation System. This launch placed into orbit the 30th and final satellite of the Beidou third generation constellation, a People's Liberation Army-led program that is a competitor to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). This launch was just the latest in a burgeoning Chinese space program that is challenging America's prior dominance in the field. The ongoing competition between the United States and China will extend into space, and making sense of this new dimension of conflict is imperative to understanding the future of this relationship. To explain the space component of the U.S.-China rivalry, The Jamestown Foundation has gathered Dean Cheng of the Heritage Foundation and John Dotson, editor of China Brief, to discuss this important subject. Dean Cheng brings detailed knowledge of China's military and space capabilities to bear as The Heritage Foundation's research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. He specializes in China's military and foreign policy, in particular its relationship with the rest of Asia and with the United States. Cheng has written extensively on China's military doctrine, technological implications of its space program and "dual use" issues associated with the communist nation's industrial and scientific infrastructure. He previously worked for 13 years as a senior analyst, first with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), the Fortune 500 specialist in defense and homeland security, and then with the China Studies division of the Center for Naval Analyses, the federally funded research institute. Before entering the private sector, Cheng studied China's defense-industrial complex for a congressional agency, the Office of Technology Assessment, as an analyst in the International Security and Space Program. Cheng has appeared on public affairs shows such as John McLaughlin's One on One and programs on National Public Radio, CNN International, BBC World Service and International Television News (ITN). He has been interviewed by or provided commentary for publications such as Time magazine, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Jane's Defense Weekly, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post. Cheng has spoken at the National Space Symposium, National Defense University, the Air Force Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies. Cheng earned a bachelor's degree in politics from Princeton University in 1986 and studied for a doctorate at MIT. He and his wife reside in Vienna, Va. *** John Dotson assumed responsibilities as the editor of China Brief in 2019. John is a former officer in the U.S. Navy, whose assignments included positions at sea, in Japan, in Africa, and in the Pentagon. His service also included four years as an instructor on the faculty of the National Intelligence University, where he taught coursework on military strategy, intelligence analysis, and national security policy. John also served for six years on the staff of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where he coordinated staff research on a range of trade and national-security issues on behalf of the U.S. Congress. He has performed extensive writing and research on a host of topics related to China, to include Chinese propaganda and influence efforts, and elite-level politics within the Chinese Communist Party. John holds an M.A. in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins-SAIS. *** Glen Howard is the President of the Jamestown Foundation, one of the world's leading research and analysis organizations on Eurasia. Based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Howard has overseen the research and analysis activities of Jamestown for the past 16 years and extensively dealt with Russia and Eurasia in his capacity as Jamestown President, working with the regional leaders and national strategists across Eurasia from the Baltic to Central Asia. An expert on Eurasia and Russia, Mr. Howard is the co-author with Matt Czekaj of the new book Russia's Military Strategy and Doctrine, a collection of writings on Russian military strategy and doctrine by some of the world's leading defense experts. Mr. Howard is also the editor of the book Volatile Borderland: Russia and the North Caucasus, and other works. He has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, Real Clear Defense, the Hill, and other prominent publications. Mr. Howard is privileged to have worked for the late Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski from 2002 to 2008 as the executive director of an advocacy organization seeking a peaceful resolution of the second Russo-Chechen war. Mr. Howard worked at the U.S. Embassy Moscow from 1984-1986 and is fluent in Russian and proficient in French, Turkish and Azerbaijani. Mr. Howard received a Master's degree in Soviet and East European Studies from the University of Kansas (1988) and has an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University in Business Management (1984).

Speaker: John Dotson, editor of China Brief
Register[HERE] (Produced by The Jamestown Foundation)
Synthesis and Optimization of Quantum Circuits - Circuit Sessions with Dmitri Maslov
Wed., Aug. 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Wednesday-weekly Quantum Circuit Sessions Series.

Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Laser Cooling for Quantum Atomics: A Primer
Wed., Aug. 19, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Realization of the possible advantages of quantum systems requires exquisite control and isolation of the sample. In practice, this means getting the relevant quantum particles to sub-millikelvin temperatures and below. In the case of neutral atoms, the first step in this process is 'Laser Cooling.' In this webinar we will take a dive into the basic first steps to accessing quantum atomics. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMI3-L5YQu2EGnbZPDuZFkeUfy4nSojrW

Register[HERE] (Produced by Cold Quanta)
Quantum computing for drug discovery and design
Wed., Aug. 19, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Are you a healthcare professional ? Curious about the way Quantum could impact drug descovery & design? join us on Aug14th (maybe 19th) About this Event Join us on Aug 19 th, at 6pm UK time, to learn more about the way Quantum tech will revolutionaize drug discovery and design. Moderated by: Dr. David Snelling, AI program director, CTO office EMEA, at Fujistu Panel guests: - Shahar Keinan, CEO, POLARISqb, - Hans Melo, CEO, Menten.ai Part 1. Precision drug design - how to revolutionaise Drug designs by adding Quantum Comupting to AI - a session by Dr. Shahar Keinan, CEO, POLARISqb. Part 2. Panel discussion - Quantum advantages and challenges in drug discovery and design *This event is NOT a deep technical session and is meant to provide a COMMON GROUND for all participants, be used for networking and collaborations towards new initiatives. **No previous knowledge on Quantum Technologies is required as we will discuss the basics, yet a certain level of understanding on Quantum principles will allow you to join the discussion. This meetup will be help virtually.

Speaker: Hans Melo, CEO, POLARISqb
Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Tech For Healthcare)
Thu, Aug 20
A Fast and Scalable Approach to Controlling 100 Qubits and More
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
With the recent technological advancements in quantum computing, scientists face new challenges when it comes to the setup and control of qubit systems. In this webinar, you will see how our approach simplifies and accelerates the development of ambitious quantum computing projects going from a few qubits to 100 or more qubits. We will focus on two of the most promising systems, namely superconducting and spin qubits, and will show how to perform Rabi oscillations in a day as well as how to control and read out qubits with the highest speed and fidelity. We will also take this opportunity to share our latest innovations with an outlook on our upcoming product launches. SEE https://www.zhinst.com/ch/resources/webinars\

Speaker: Tobias Thiele, Zurich Instruments
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Casual discussion about Quantum Computing projects and applications
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Let's meet and discuss how each of us is learning QC and what we think the future of QC can bring We are a group of software developers interested in quantum computing from a software engineering perspective. While quantum computing is today an emerging technology, the first practical applications are just around the corner and the software tools that will be used tomorrow are being developed as we speak. We meet, first of all, in order to learn from each other the secrets of these new technologies, but we also share ideas and discuss personal projects. The only requirement for you to join this group is programming experience in any language, curiosity and willingness to actively contribute. Doing this alone is hard, joining others makes it easier.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Cluj-Napoca Quantum Computing Meetup Group, Romania)
Quantum Stammtisch #3 (Online event)
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020, 1:00pm-1:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The momentum continues. We look forward to those brave enough to take holidays making the most of the virtual world and joining us at Stammtisch #3 from wherever their travels take them. Zoom details to be added a day or two before the event. ______________________ Quantum London's trying something new. Feel free to join in the experiment. Going back to out 2019 roots we're going to try a virtual chat around all the things we don't understand and need expert insight on. Everyone welcome to join in, or stay in listening-mode. Video or audio connection both fine. It's worked remarkably well over the last couple of months. We'll confirm the themes on the night to retain some structure, and no rules aside from the need to bring insight or inquiry and a bit of humour and mischief. We'll be recording, so let's try and keep it PG-13. (*Stammtisch: A Stammtisch (German for "regulars' table", [ˈʃtamtɪʃ]) is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large, often round table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together. Source: Wikipedia)

Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum London - defining the business value of Quantum)
Public Lecture: Quantum Computational Supremacy and Its Applications w/ Scott Aaronson
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Dr. Scott J. Aaronson, David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, will give the PQI2020 Public Lecture. Last fall, a team at Google announced the first-ever demonstration of "quantum computational supremacy"---that is, a clear quantum speedup over a classical computer for some task---using a 53-qubit programmable superconducting chip called Sycamore. In addition to engineering, Google's accomplishment built on a decade of research in quantum complexity theory. This talk will discuss questions like: what exactly was the contrived problem that Google solved? How does one verify the outputs using a classical computer? And how confident are we that the problem is classically hard---especially in light of subsequent counterclaims by IBM? He'll end with a proposed application for Google's experiment---namely, the generation of certified random bits, for use (for example) in proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies---that he has been developing and that Google is now working to demonstrate. Click this link to watch live on the PQI Youtube channel and ask questions in the livechat.

Speaker: Scott Aaronson, UT Austin
Register[HERE] (Produced by Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI))
Visualizing quantum light
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020, 5:00pm-6:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Bio: Bio: Agata Branczyk is a PSI Fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an Adjunct Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Waterloo, and an affiliate at the Institute for Quantum Computing. Her research is in the field of quantum optics, which gives her the opportunity to explore a wide variety of interests, ranging from entanglement to quantum information to quantum biology to black holes. Before coming to Waterloo, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto as part of the DARPA Quantum Effects in Biological Environments program. She received her PhD at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Abstract: It's common to think of photons as 'particles of light'. It turns out that photons are nothing like ordinary particles. Not only do they have the familiar 'quantum quirks' that electrons have (being able to be in a superposition of here and there, or being able to become entangled), but they are even more weird. Photons can be in superpositions of one, two, and three (or more) particles (electrons can't). Photons also come in bizarre shapes and sizes-they can spread out across the whole universe. These features make it difficult to conceptualize quantum light, so physicists had to develop new visualization tools to help. In this talk, I will share with you a popular visualization tool in Quantum Optics called the Wigner function. I'll show you how to use it to represent various interesting states of quantum light that are generated in labs today. I'll also give you a flavour for why it's useful for developing intuition. I'll try to do this without being very technical, and I promise pretty pictures.

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

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Kaiser, Microsoft MVP, Researcher in experimental quantum physics
Register[HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup)
Fri, Aug 21
Seminar Series with Javad Shabani
Fri., Aug. 21, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvr0uEoGFo08n4-WrM_8fft2

Speaker: Javad Shabani
Register[HERE] (Produced by IBM)
Sat, Aug 22
Quantum Key Distribution & Industry Adoption - CryptographyAugust Series (Aug 1 - 29, Saturdays)
Sat., Aug. 22, 2020, 6:30am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

Register[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Computing India)
Sun, Aug 23
Quantum
Sun., Aug. 23, 2020, 2:00pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Program: The Summer Science Series is an online lecture series covering a variety of science topics followed by a question and answer session with the presenter and Fermilab staff. Where: Online via Zoom Suggested audience: Adults and students with a keen interest in science! Contact: Lederman Science Center, Education Office: edreg@fnal.gov https://ed.fnal.gov/events/summerscienceseries/

Speaker: Adam Lyon, Fermilab
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Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., Aug. 23, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Germany. She works at Microsoft Quantum Systems as a Senior Program Manager on quantum computing education. Prior to that, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley, California. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. Kitty's career has been focusing on physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Kitty has been using comics to communicate quantum computing concepts and has a fashion brand for sustainable and STEAM fashion. Kitty frequently gives technical and career talks reflecting her passion and experience in quantum computing, wearables industry, digital transformation, and internal startups.

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
Register[HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung)
Mon, Aug 24
Learn Quantum Cryptography (#1 of 3 series): Codes and their cracking
Mon., Aug. 24, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 100 -- Event is for "Quantum Climbers" -- those who have started to learn about QC but not consider themselves "fluent" Speaker: Charles Clark, NIST Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology This is a 3-part, simplified version of material presented in 'Quantum Boot Camp,' the first course of the University of Maryland Quantum Information Specialization. Prerequisites: Algebra, trigonometry, probability. BIO: Physicist engaged in quantum computing and communication; dynamics of ultracold atoms; atomic, molecular and optical physics; laser cooling, trapping and control; neutron interferometry and detector development; extreme ultraviolet light; applications of synchrotron radiation. Specialties: Theoretical and computational studies of atomic, molecular, optical, and condensed matter physics. Management of diversified scientific research and technical services organizations in government and academia. Leadership at international level of professional scientific societies, meetings and journals. Writing and speaking to lay audiences on frontiers of physics research. Design, development and execution of massive open online courses. https://jqi.umd.edu/people/charles-clark

Speaker: Charles Clark, NIST Fellow
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Tue, Aug 25
Office hours with Sarah Kaiser (Weekly)
Tue., Aug. 25, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
About crazy4pi314, aka Sarah Kaiser, Quantum Techonologist who loves working on open source projects When I am not at the keyboard I love kayaking, laser cutting everything (safe), and writing books about engineering for kids.

Speaker: Sarah Kaiser, Quantum Technologist, PhD in Physics (quantum information) who loves to burn things with lasers
Register[HERE] (Produced by Sarah Kaiser)
Learn Quantum Cryptography (#2 of 3 series): Quantum randomness
Tue., Aug. 25, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 100 -- Event is for "Quantum Climbers" -- those who have started to learn about QC but not consider themselves "fluent" Speaker: Charles Clark, NIST Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology This is a 3-part, simplified version of material presented in 'Quantum Boot Camp,' the first course of the University of Maryland Quantum Information Specialization. Prerequisites: Algebra, trigonometry, probability. BIO: Physicist engaged in quantum computing and communication; dynamics of ultracold atoms; atomic, molecular and optical physics; laser cooling, trapping and control; neutron interferometry and detector development; extreme ultraviolet light; applications of synchrotron radiation. Specialties: Theoretical and computational studies of atomic, molecular, optical, and condensed matter physics. Management of diversified scientific research and technical services organizations in government and academia. Leadership at international level of professional scientific societies, meetings and journals. Writing and speaking to lay audiences on frontiers of physics research. Design, development and execution of massive open online courses. https://jqi.umd.edu/people/charles-clark

Speaker: Charles Clark, NIST Fellow
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Wed, Aug 26
Learn Quantum Cryptography (#3 of 3 series): Less certainty, more security
Wed., Aug. 26, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 100 -- Event is for "Quantum Climbers" -- those who have started to learn about QC but not consider themselves "fluent" Speaker: Charles Clark, NIST Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology This is a 3-part, simplified version of material presented in 'Quantum Boot Camp,' the first course of the University of Maryland Quantum Information Specialization. Prerequisites: Algebra, trigonometry, probability. BIO: Physicist engaged in quantum computing and communication; dynamics of ultracold atoms; atomic, molecular and optical physics; laser cooling, trapping and control; neutron interferometry and detector development; extreme ultraviolet light; applications of synchrotron radiation. Specialties: Theoretical and computational studies of atomic, molecular, optical, and condensed matter physics. Management of diversified scientific research and technical services organizations in government and academia. Leadership at international level of professional scientific societies, meetings and journals. Writing and speaking to lay audiences on frontiers of physics research. Design, development and execution of massive open online courses. https://jqi.umd.edu/people/charles-clark

Speaker: Charles Clark, NIST Fellow
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MIT xPRO Webinar: Quantum Computing Fundamentals
Wed., Aug. 26, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Join Dr. William D. Oliver for a 60-minute live webinar on August 26th, 2020 at 2:00PM ET. Dr. Oliver is the lead instructor of Quantum Computing Fundamentals. Pairing MIT’s leading experts in the field with IBM’s cutting-edge quantum computing (QC) tools, this two-course program helps professionals establish a foundation of knowledge for understanding QC and how it will transform business. A pioneer of scalable/engineered QC, MIT Professor, Dr. Oliver leads world-renowned superconducting quantum computing teams at Lincoln Laboratory and MIT. During this engaging and interactive webinar, Dr. Oliver will explain: Who this program is meant for How it is structured and the focus of each course How the content is delivered Who is involved in the course Live webinar attendees can allso participate in a Q&A session following the presentation. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with more details about the webinar. Can't attend the live event? RSVP anyway! A recorded version of this webinar will be emailed to all registrants. Speakers William D. Oliver William D. Oliver Professor of the Practice of Physics & Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT MIT William D. Oliver is jointly appointed Professor of the Practice of Physics and Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT campus, and a Laboratory Fellow at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He provides programmatic and technical leadership targeting the development of quantum and classical high-performance computing technologies. Will’s research interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and single-flux quantum digital logic. Will is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He serves on the US Committee for Superconducting Electronics; is an IEEE Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) Board Member; and is a member of AAAS, IEEE, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. Will received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Japanese from the University of Rochester (NY).

Speaker: William D. Oliver, MIT
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Quantum Computing: Demystifying the Impenetrable, Improbable & Impractical
Wed., Aug. 26, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
CSPA.com is honored to have Dr Marcus Doherty, co-founder and CSO of Quantum Brilliance to demystify the seemingly Impenetrable, Improbable & Impractical of Quantum Computing for us on Aug 26. This online event is free but RSVP is required. Marcus Doherty is a scientist, educator, and entrepreneur. As a scientist, he leads the Diamond Quantum Science and Technology Laboratory of the Australian National University (ANU). He is internationally recognised as a pioneer of diamond quantum technologies and a leading expert in semiconductor defect physics. As an educator, he has led the design and implementation of ANU’s Masters of Science in Quantum Technology program, which aims to generate the workforce for the emerging quantum industry. As an entrepreneur, he is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Quantum Brilliance : a company with unique quantum microprocessor technology that is seeking to transform the future of computing. Time: Aug 26, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89328145849?pwd=bHpUNFlEV0F2bGY3TGVWcHMxU0NqZz09 or https://tinylink.net/1Ktuz

Speaker: Dr Marcus Doherty, co-founder and CSO of Quantum Brilliance
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Thu, Aug 27
Cryptography and Secure Communications
Thu., Aug. 27, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We will be investigating the landscape of Quantum Key Distribution, Post-Quantum Cryptography, and Random Number Generation. Why should you be considering these technologies while Quantum computing is still several years away, and how can these technologies be practically applied to enterprises?

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Casual discussion about Quantum Computing projects and applications
Thu., Aug. 27, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Let's meet and discuss how each of us is learning QC and what we think the future of QC can bring We are a group of software developers interested in quantum computing from a software engineering perspective. While quantum computing is today an emerging technology, the first practical applications are just around the corner and the software tools that will be used tomorrow are being developed as we speak. We meet, first of all, in order to learn from each other the secrets of these new technologies, but we also share ideas and discuss personal projects. The only requirement for you to join this group is programming experience in any language, curiosity and willingness to actively contribute. Doing this alone is hard, joining others makes it easier.

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SUPPRESSING ERRORS ON REAL QUANTUM COMPUTERS
Thu., Aug. 27, 2020, 4:00pm-5:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Register to join us for a webinar on designing and deploying controls: suppressing errors on real quantum computers, from the team at Q-CTRL. This webinar will explore how quantum control can improve the performance of quantum computing hardware - in the lab or in the cloud. The presentation will introduce how to create error-robust quantum logic,and implement solutions on IBM Q hardware using the OpenPulse framework. We will include a sneak peak at upcoming features from Q-CTRL on how to automatically calibrate and optimize hardware through new machine learning techniques. Join us!

Speaker: Dr Andre Carvalho, Lead of Quantum Professional Services at Q-CTRL
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How could Quantum Computing change what you did this summer?
Thu., Aug. 27, 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
How could Quantum Computing change what you did this summer? Regardless of how you spent your summer this year I'm guessing it was a bit different than past years. IF it had been available, how might Quantum computing have changed your experience? Join us for the first DFW Quantum Computing meetup on Aug 27th We'll use some online tools, creative and future thinking to imagine what summer 2020 might have looked like if it had happened in the quantum future. What problems could we have solved? What industries would have been impacted, and how? How might life be different? What parts of life may have stayed exactly the same? What questions might QC have asked (and answered) that WE missed? This first Dallas Ft Worth and Houston Quantum Computing meetup will focus on the practical application of Quantum Computing vs the underlying science, physics or math. Sound interesting? Sign up! We'll send a zoom link prior to the event

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Towards a Quantum Internet
Thu., Aug. 27, 2020, 11:00pm-Fri., Aug. 28, 2020, 12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Today's internet connects users around the world instantaneously. Would a quantum internet be able to do the same while bringing new advantages in security and computing? In this webinar, discover the state-of-the-art in quantum communication technology and the goals ahead. In parts of the world today, Quantum Technology is already utilised to gain and improve communication security. For example, in Japan, Toshiba recently demonstrated the use of quantum key distribution to encrypt the transmission of genome data in collaboration with a medical organisation. Government and finance groups may want to use the same approach to future-proof the security of their communications. In the long run, a quantum internet may also connect the processing power of advanced quantum computers. However, the challenge lies in going global. Quantum signals can be sent through fibre, much like today's internet signals that travel as light through optical fibres. However, the restrictions lie in the distance due to optical losses. Like today's internet signals that travel as light through optical fibres, quantum signals can be sent through fibre, but they are restricted in the distance capability due to optical losses. Not to be deterred, scientists and engineers are innovating and considering satellite links as a means of connection. China's Micius satellite and Singapore's SpooQy-1 nanosatellite are already testing such quantum technology in space. Join us as our panel of experts brings you up to date with recent results from projects on the ground and in space, and the progress in making the technology more widely available. Date: 28 August 2020 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC+8) Programme: 11:00am - 11:10am: Introduction to Quantum Communications by Alexander Ling, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore 11:10am - 11:20am: Presentation on Commercial Perspectives by Katsuro Ejima, QKD Business Development Manager, New Business Development Office, Toshiba Corporation 11:20-am - 11:45am: Panel Discussion on Towards a Quantum Internet with Alexander Ling, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore Katsuro Ejima, QKD Business Development Manager, New Business Development Office, Toshiba Corporation Lum Chune Yang, CEO, SpeQtral and Industry Relations Advisor, Centre for Quantum Technologies Moderator: Jenny Hogan, Outreach & Media Relations, Associate Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies 11:45am - 12:00pm: Q&A Speaker's Profiles: Alexander Ling, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore Alexander Ling has been a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore since 2010. He leads a team that aims to bring quantum instruments out of the lab and into field deployment. His team has deployed instruments in diverse environments, ranging from Singapore's urban fibre networks to satellites in space. Alexander received his PhD from the National University of Singapore, and has worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States. Katsuro Ejima, QKD Business Development Manager, New Business Development Office, Toshiba Corporation Katsuro Ejima has been in the current position since June 2018 to join the QKD (Quantum Key Distribution) business incubation team and to develop the QKD business partners and customers globally. Prior to the current, Katsuro Ejima was in various positions of sales, marketing, business development and market communication in Toshiba's Semiconductor, Memory and Flash Storage businesses for more than a couple of decades from 1992 to 2018, including international work experiences in England of UK for 3.5 years and Silicon Valley of USA for nine years. Katsuro Ejima began his career in 1984 at Toshiba's Telecommunication business for sales & marketing to North America and Europe regions until 1992 when he moved to its semiconductor business. Away from business works, he enjoys golfs and cars outdoor as well as guitars indoor. Chune Yang Lum, CEO, SpeQtral and Industry Relations Advisor, Centre for Quantum Technologies Chune Yang Lum is co-founder and CEO at SpeQtral, a spin-off company from the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) that is developing and commercialising space-based quantum communication systems. He was previously Head of Strategic Development at CQT, with a concurrent appointment as Deputy Director, Industry Engagement and Partnerships at NUS, where he was responsible for activities and engagements with industry and government stakeholders in the commercialisation of quantum technologies. He continues to advise CQT on its industrial relations. Prior to joining CQT, Chune Yang was responsible for business development in Asia-Pacific for SES, a global satellite operator. In this role, he led engagements in satellite programmes with private companies and governments across APAC. He also led market entry strategies and implementation plans for several markets and was involved in various internal innovation initiatives. Before his stint at SES, he was a management consultant with ZS Associates, where he advised MNCs in the US and China markets. Chune Yang holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc. in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University, and a BSc. (Hons) in Physics from the National University of Singapore. Moderator's Profile: Jenny Hogan, Outreach & Media Relations, Associate Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies Jenny Hogan has managed outreach and media relations for the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore since 2010. She previously worked as a science journalist and holds an MSc in Natural Sciences (Experimental Physics) from the University of Cambridge. She supports the Centre in communicating its research to audiences including industry, the public and students, considering the potential impacts of quantum technologies and the need for a quantum-skilled workforce.

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Fri, Aug 28
Reversing the Effects of Errors During Quantum Operations - Seminar Series with Serge Rosenblum
Fri., Aug. 28, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvr0uEoGFo08n4-WrM_8fft2

Speaker: Serge Rosenblum
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Sat, Aug 29
Use-case Identification and Hackseries 2.0 Registration - CryptographyAugust Series (Aug 1 - 29, Saturdays)
Sat., Aug. 29, 2020, 6:30am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

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

Speaker: Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Microsoft
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Mon, Aug 31
Quantum Consciousness - Indian Qiskit Summer School
Mon., Aug. 31, 2020, 4:30am-6:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
I am looking forward to meeting all of my wonderful new friends from the Indian Qiskit Summer School - a big thank you to psiPen and Srishti for organising this upcoming event. I have been very touched by your kind words and offers of friendship - I will reply to all of your messages in time :) I know that this presentation will ABSOLUTELY AMAZE you just as it has amazed audiences in Europe and the USA (Harrisburg University of Science and Technology). I focus on two amazing experiments 'The Double Slit -1801' and 'The Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser -1999'. I also discuss the role of consciousness in 'collapsing the wave-function' and introduce experiments as recently as 2019 that suggest that objective reality does not exist in our universe! This supports the Everett 'Many worlds' Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. This is amazing stuff coming out of The University of Edinburgh (Masimilliano Proetti) Join me on Sat 2:00pm Indian time for this magical and mystical event!! Lecturer and Friend Eamonn Darcy

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Nash Embedding: the quantum computing toolkit every programmer should have
Mon., Aug. 31, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Presentation by Faisal Shah Khan, Khalifa University What is a faulty or noisy qubit and how does one fix it? How does a classical programmer send instructions to a quantum computer in a fault-free or at least fault-tolerant way? How does a classical user design hardware architecture composed of fault-tolerant qubits connected in in an error-free fashion, implement this design in the classical world that she inhabits, send coherent quantum signals to this properly quantum hardware, and read the output without losing the quantum advantage? Currently, programmers encode instructions in python (or any other programming language) and send them to hardware architectures composed of quasi-qubits using quasi-quantum or semi-classical signals. This makes the already faulty quasi-qubits even more so, collapsing their states to classical one’s and losing any remotely quantum advantage that their quasi-quantum nature was offering to begin with. Quantum information theorists have studied these problems extensively from several perspectives; here, I will propose a new differential geometric approach that uses Nash’s embedding theorem, and show that Nash embedding is the ideal toolkit for developing the next generation of properly quantum hardware and software.

Speaker: Faisal Shah Khan, Khalifa University
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Tue, Sep 01
Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator
Tue., Sep. 01, 2020, 7:00am-Thu., Sep. 03, 2020, 12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
We are inviting top members of the world's academic QIS community to connect and compete for a million dollars in total awards! About this Event Innovare Advancement Center in Rome, NY, spearheaded by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and Griffiss Institute, aims to be a global catalyst to converge world-class talent with cutting-edge facilities and focused technology challenges to accelerate the development of game-changing capabilities that protect and empower our country. This new center is launching with the kickoff of this exciting event. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research are teaming up with the support of New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC) and The Research Foundation for SUNY to converge universities worldwide to connect with US agencies in the pursuit of game changing solutions for quantum. Guided by the United States Air Force 2030 Strategy and focused on building upon the Air Force Research Laboratory’s unrivaled foundation of innovation in computing and communications, Innovare Advancement Center seizes the challenge of increasing global competition and converts it to a focused drive to advance talent and technology solutions in AI/ML, cyber, and quantum that augment and elevate current human capabilities and enable military dominance. On 1-3 September 2020, Innovare invites the global academic quantum information science community to connect and compete in the Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator, led by the AFRL Information Directorate, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and Office of Naval Research, and presented by Innovare Advancement Center, where the world’s top university teams will pitch their projects in quantum timing, sensing, communications and computing that serve to advance this critical area of research.

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Wed, Sep 02
Quantums and Answers
Wed., Sep. 02, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantums and Answers is a regular event designed at answering all of your questions on anything to do with Quantum Computing... About this Event Without exception, all of the High-Tech Giants are investing heavily in Quantum Computing. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Honeywell, Alibaba, Huawei etc etc have committed to this technology. In May 2020, the CSIRO convened a webcast outlining Australia's Road Map to Quantum Success. The Australian government predicts that the Quantum Technology Sector will employ 16,000 people and generate $4 billion within a decade or two. The one recurring idiosyncrasy of this sector is that 'things happen more quickly than expected!' I can vividly recall being told in 2010 how Quantum Supremacy (when a QC outperforms a digital supercomputer) wouldn't happen for 100 years. It happened last October !! Learn the basics now and you will be well placed to join this highly-paid, highly-challenging, professional industry sector. ENJOY!!!

Speaker: Eamonn Darcy, Founder of QUECWA at The Quantum Education Centre of WA, Australia
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Thu, Sep 03
Casual discussion about Quantum Computing projects and applications
Thu., Sep. 03, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Let's meet and discuss how each of us is learning QC and what we think the future of QC can bring We are a group of software developers interested in quantum computing from a software engineering perspective. While quantum computing is today an emerging technology, the first practical applications are just around the corner and the software tools that will be used tomorrow are being developed as we speak. We meet, first of all, in order to learn from each other the secrets of these new technologies, but we also share ideas and discuss personal projects. The only requirement for you to join this group is programming experience in any language, curiosity and willingness to actively contribute. Doing this alone is hard, joining others makes it easier.

Register[HERE] (Produced by Cluj-Napoca Quantum Computing Meetup Group, Romania)
Sat, Sep 05
Nash embedding: the quantum computing toolkit every developer have
Sat., Sep. 05, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Title: Nash embedding: the quantum computing toolkit every classical developer must have Abstract: First generation quantum processors are commercially available, but they are noisy, and the qubits they process are faulty. To develop robust, noise-free and fault-tolerant quantum hardware and software tools, revisiting robust mathematical methods that model the interface of conventional and quantum devices is crucial. In this talk, I will revisit the other famous theorem of Nobel laureate John Nash, and show how it is the right tool for the job at hand. To make the talk accessible to a wider audience, I will keep the mathematical technicalities to a minimum while preserving the essential idea. BIO: Dr. Faisal Shah Khan is a mathematician working at as a principal investigator in the Center on Cyber-Physical Systems at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi. His research interests include the use of mathematical methods to optimize the development of the of next generation of quantum computing processors, interface of conventional and quantum devices in a cyber-physical systems context, and applications of quantum computing to industries like finance and traffic control. Faisal is affiliated with the Quantum Computing Institute at Oak Ridge National Lab as a guest scientist, and serves as a technology advisor to the Virginia based quantum tech. company Quantum Computing Inc. He is also an associate editor for the Springer Nature journal Quantum Information Processing, and has served on program and technical committees of several international conference.

Speaker: Dr. Faisal Shah Khan, Center on Cyber-Physical Systems at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi
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Mon, Sep 07
SMBQ 2020 -- Summer School on Machine Learning and Big Data with Quantum Computing [Day 1]
Mon., Sep. 07, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
FREE Event is 7-8 September 2020

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

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QNu Labs w/Sunil Gupta, Founder and CEO
Tue., Sep. 08, 2020, 9:30am-11:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Content level: 000 -- Event is for the "Quantum Curious" (* event was originally scheduled for Aug 5, 2020 *) Speaker: Sunil Gupta, Founder and CEO These "Meetup-Lite" events are **Free** and are online-only {connect & password information will be emailed to registered participants ~30 minutes prior to meeting} Event artifacts, e.g. slides & recording (when available): http://quantum.harrisburg.tech/meetups/20200805/ For a current listing of quantum-related live online events--globally--visit http://live.quantumapalooza.com/

Speaker: Sunil Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO - QNu Labs
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Introduction to quantum Computing for Curious Programmers w/Terrill Frantz
Tue., Sep. 08, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum Computing is quickly gathering steam. Terrill Frantz will provide a high-level, developer-focused orientation into this often misunderstood technology--providing participants with a sense of quantum computing's usefulness and its place in their software toolkit. Terrill is the lead for the Quantum Information Science master-degree program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, where he is an Associate Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity. David DeNotaris will present "You Don’t Have to be Brilliant to be Resilient!" Attendees will learn real-life, time-tested strategies for not just bouncing back, but bouncing forward. David is an expert at overcoming obstacles losing his eyesight at the age of 19. David shares how through hard work, positive attitude and an engaged network, he was empowered to overcome the challenge of total blindness. See you on Zoom! Zoom meeting info Meeting ID: 856 8513 7328 Passcode: 251116

Speaker: Terrill Frantz, Harrisburg University
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Wed, Sep 09
Paul Guthrie (QXBranch co-founder) and Marco Paini (Rigetti)
Wed., Sep. 09, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Hear from two of the leaders of QxBranch, which was sold last year to Rigetti, speaking with Em and Paolo. Via Demio (quick registration required) - https://my.demio.com/ref/xayyyb6toyJ4cuzh Questions can be asked live via the Chat. SEE: https://www.meetup.com/Quantum_London/events/272512718/

Speaker: Marco Paini, Rigetti
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The race is on ... Quantum Annealing vs other methods we learned
Wed., Sep. 09, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Topic: The race is on ... Quantum Annealing vs other methods we learned about while solving financial portfolios (Panel Discussion) Speakers: Jeffrey Cohen, President, Chicago Quantum Alex Khan, CPO, Chicago Quantum Clark Alexander, Mathematician, Chicago Quantum Description: TBD

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Thu, Sep 10
TBA w/Aggie Branczyk
Thu., Sep. 10, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Topic to be announced

Speaker: Aggie Branczyk, Theoretical physicist | Optical quantum computing | Researcher working on systems design and numerical modelling, Perimeter Institute, Research Waterloo, Ontario
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Mon, Sep 14
The Optical Society Quantum 2.0 Conference 14-17 September
Mon., Sep. 14, 2020, 10:00am-6:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
After assessing health and travel advisories related to COVID-19, OSA and the conference committee have decided to present this year's meeting in an all-virtual, web conference format. The meeting will be co-located with the OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference in September. Technical sessions will be presented live, 14 - 17 September, from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (PDT, GMT-04:00) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. Contributing authors presenting an oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 publishing fee. There is no cost to participate as an attendee. IMPORTANT! All authors who present will have their abstract published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library. Author notifications will be sent next month. Speakers will be contacted in August with information on presentation options and a request to inform management on their presentation delivery and online participation preference. What Will be Presented Online? All participants will receive access to the live technical sessions, recorded/archived content AND the Technical Digest. Technical content includes: 1. Keynote and panel sessions 2. Invited speakers, contributed oral talks and poster presentations In addition, you will have full access to all programs from OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS, including plenary sessions, Visionary Speakers, special events and additional quantum sessions. The Virtual Presentation 1. The virtual program will be presented live using the Zoom web conferencing platform. 2. Presentations will be a hybrid of prerecorded content and live presentations - dependent upon speaker preference. 3. All speakers will be given the opportunity to participate in Q&A during their session. 4. All technical sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for on-demand, archived viewing. OSA and the conference committee share your belief that there is no replacement for the networking, immersion and exhibition that comes from an in-person meeting. However, we believe that this virtual solution will truly support your research - and help it find the audience it so richly deserves. We look forward to coming together online in September. In the meantime, we are thinking of you and your colleagues.

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TBD: Sonika Johri
Mon., Sep. 14, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

Speaker: Sonika Johri, IonQ
Register[HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group)
Tue, Sep 15
The Optical Society Quantum 2.0 Conference 14-17 September
Tue., Sep. 15, 2020, 10:00am-6:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
After assessing health and travel advisories related to COVID-19, OSA and the conference committee have decided to present this year's meeting in an all-virtual, web conference format. The meeting will be co-located with the OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference in September. Technical sessions will be presented live, 14 - 17 September, from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (PDT, GMT-04:00) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. Contributing authors presenting an oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 publishing fee. There is no cost to participate as an attendee. IMPORTANT! All authors who present will have their abstract published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library. Author notifications will be sent next month. Speakers will be contacted in August with information on presentation options and a request to inform management on their presentation delivery and online participation preference. What Will be Presented Online? All participants will receive access to the live technical sessions, recorded/archived content AND the Technical Digest. Technical content includes: 1. Keynote and panel sessions 2. Invited speakers, contributed oral talks and poster presentations In addition, you will have full access to all programs from OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS, including plenary sessions, Visionary Speakers, special events and additional quantum sessions. The Virtual Presentation 1. The virtual program will be presented live using the Zoom web conferencing platform. 2. Presentations will be a hybrid of prerecorded content and live presentations - dependent upon speaker preference. 3. All speakers will be given the opportunity to participate in Q&A during their session. 4. All technical sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for on-demand, archived viewing. OSA and the conference committee share your belief that there is no replacement for the networking, immersion and exhibition that comes from an in-person meeting. However, we believe that this virtual solution will truly support your research - and help it find the audience it so richly deserves. We look forward to coming together online in September. In the meantime, we are thinking of you and your colleagues.

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TBD w/Jonathan Foldager
Tue., Sep. 15, 2020, 1:15pm-2:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Speaker: Jonathan Foldager, PhD Student in Machine Learning & Quantum Computing, Copenhagen, Denmark These "Meetup-Lite" events are **Free** and are online-only {connect & password information will be emailed to registered participants ~30 minutes prior to meeting} Event artifacts, e.g. slides & recording (when available): http://quantum.harrisburg.tech/meetups/20200915/ For a current listing of quantum-related live online events--globally--visit http://live.quantumapalooza.com/ Sponsor: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology https://harrisburgU.edu/quantum email: quantum@HarrisburgU.edu

Speaker: Jonathan Foldager
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Workforce Development in Quantum Science and Technology / part of Optical Society conference
Tue., Sep. 15, 2020, 3:45pm-4:45pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
See The Optical Society First Virtual Quantum Conferencehttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/The_Optical_Society_Opens_Registration_for_Its/a66036
Wed, Sep 16
The Optical Society Quantum 2.0 Conference 14-17 September
Wed., Sep. 16, 2020, 10:00am-6:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
After assessing health and travel advisories related to COVID-19, OSA and the conference committee have decided to present this year's meeting in an all-virtual, web conference format. The meeting will be co-located with the OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference in September. Technical sessions will be presented live, 14 - 17 September, from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (PDT, GMT-04:00) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. Contributing authors presenting an oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 publishing fee. There is no cost to participate as an attendee. IMPORTANT! All authors who present will have their abstract published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library. Author notifications will be sent next month. Speakers will be contacted in August with information on presentation options and a request to inform management on their presentation delivery and online participation preference. What Will be Presented Online? All participants will receive access to the live technical sessions, recorded/archived content AND the Technical Digest. Technical content includes: 1. Keynote and panel sessions 2. Invited speakers, contributed oral talks and poster presentations In addition, you will have full access to all programs from OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS, including plenary sessions, Visionary Speakers, special events and additional quantum sessions. The Virtual Presentation 1. The virtual program will be presented live using the Zoom web conferencing platform. 2. Presentations will be a hybrid of prerecorded content and live presentations - dependent upon speaker preference. 3. All speakers will be given the opportunity to participate in Q&A during their session. 4. All technical sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for on-demand, archived viewing. OSA and the conference committee share your belief that there is no replacement for the networking, immersion and exhibition that comes from an in-person meeting. However, we believe that this virtual solution will truly support your research - and help it find the audience it so richly deserves. We look forward to coming together online in September. In the meantime, we are thinking of you and your colleagues.

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Thu, Sep 17
The Optical Society Quantum 2.0 Conference 14-17 September
Thu., Sep. 17, 2020, 10:00am-6:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
After assessing health and travel advisories related to COVID-19, OSA and the conference committee have decided to present this year's meeting in an all-virtual, web conference format. The meeting will be co-located with the OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference in September. Technical sessions will be presented live, 14 - 17 September, from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (PDT, GMT-04:00) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. Contributing authors presenting an oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 publishing fee. There is no cost to participate as an attendee. IMPORTANT! All authors who present will have their abstract published in OSA Publishing's Digital Library. Author notifications will be sent next month. Speakers will be contacted in August with information on presentation options and a request to inform management on their presentation delivery and online participation preference. What Will be Presented Online? All participants will receive access to the live technical sessions, recorded/archived content AND the Technical Digest. Technical content includes: 1. Keynote and panel sessions 2. Invited speakers, contributed oral talks and poster presentations In addition, you will have full access to all programs from OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS, including plenary sessions, Visionary Speakers, special events and additional quantum sessions. The Virtual Presentation 1. The virtual program will be presented live using the Zoom web conferencing platform. 2. Presentations will be a hybrid of prerecorded content and live presentations - dependent upon speaker preference. 3. All speakers will be given the opportunity to participate in Q&A during their session. 4. All technical sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for on-demand, archived viewing. OSA and the conference committee share your belief that there is no replacement for the networking, immersion and exhibition that comes from an in-person meeting. However, we believe that this virtual solution will truly support your research - and help it find the audience it so richly deserves. We look forward to coming together online in September. In the meantime, we are thinking of you and your colleagues.

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

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Quantum Natural Language Processing - QNLP
Mon., Sep. 21, 2020, 12:01am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
About the workshop https://quantumweek2020.cambridgequantum.com/qalgs.html About the workshop Talks are invitation-only but everyone is free to attend. The talks are: TBC Important dates 21 September 2020 Workshop Registration Registration will be handled through via Quantum Week of Fun. Sponsorship Please contact Catie Isham if you would like to sponsor this workshop or any of the other events in the Quantum Week of Fun. Organisers Bob Coecke Robin Lorenz Konstantinos Meichanetzidis Sean Tull The local organisers are listed here. Previous Editions http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/QNLP2019/

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Tue, Sep 22
The Day of Quantum Algorithms! QuAlg20
Tue., Sep. 22, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
About the workshop https://quantumweek2020.cambridgequantum.com/qalgs.html The Quantum Algorithms workshop aims to bring together leading researchers working on a range of topics from fundamental questions on quantum algorithms to practical applications for near term quantum computing. A range of invited and contributed talks will highlight recent novel results in the field to motivate discussions on open questions and future directions on the computational reach of quantum algorithms. The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to, current hot topics in the field: Quantum algorithms for optimisation and machine learning Quantum random walks, oracular and algebraic algorithms Experimental implementations of algorithms on small-scale quantum computers Quantum advantage proposals and explorations of quantum speed-ups Limitations and computational power of hybrid quantum-classical algorithms Circuit complexity Protocols for characterisation and mitigation of errors in quantum devices Verification and benchmarking of quantum computations Invited Speakers Aram Harrow, Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laura Mančinska, QMATH, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Important dates 2nd of August Submission of abstract Notification of decisions 22 September 2020 Workshop Instructions for authors The format of the Quantum Algorithms day will include invited speakers and contributed talks. We welcome contributions from all branches of physics, mathematics, computer science that are relevant to the main topic of the workshop. The workshop has no formal proceedings. Authors are invited to submit an abstract or a paper, with no restrictions on the format. Please submit your papers through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qualg20 Registration Registration will be handled through the Quantum Week of Fun. Organisers Programme Committee Cristina Cirstoiu, Cambridge Quantum Computing Harry Buhrman, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) and University of Amsterdam Anuj Dawar, University of Cambridge The local organisers are listed here. Sponsorship Please contact Catie Isham if you would like to sponsor this workshop or any of the other events in the Quantum Week of Fun.

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Wed, Sep 23
4th International Workshop on Quantum Compilation 23-24 September 2020
Wed., Sep. 23, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
About the workshop https://quantumweek2020.cambridgequantum.com/qalgs.html Part of the Quantum Week of Fun Submit your papers via Easychair About the workshop The workshop aims to bring together researchers from quantum computing, electronic design automation, and compiler construction. Open questions that we anticipate this group to tackle include new methods for circuit synthesis and optimization, optimizations and rewriting, techniques for verifying the correctness of quantum programs, and new techniques for compiling efficient circuits and protocols regarding fault-tolerant and architecture constraints. The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to, current hot topics in quantum circuit design such as space-optimizing compilers for reversible circuits design-space exploration for automatic code generation from classical HDL specification quantum programming languages reversible logic synthesis technology-aware mapping error correction optimized libraries (e.g., for arithmetic and Hamiltonian simulation) benchmarking of circuits for small and medium scale quantum computers quantum and reversible circuit peep-holing and (re)synthesis software and tools for all above mentioned topics quantum outreach: coding contests, tutorials, education Invited Speakers Eleanor Rieffel, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) NASA Ames Research Center Margaret Martonosi, Quantum computer architecture and programming languages research group (QArch), Princeton University Important dates 14 August 2020 (anywhere-on-earth) Submission of abstract 31 August 2020 Notification of decisions 23 and 24 September 2020 Workshop Instructions for authors The main purpose of the workshop is to exchange recent ideas and reserch in the area of quantum compilation. The workshop has no formal proceedings. Authors are invited to submit an abstract or a paper, with no restrictions on the format. Submission of tool and case-study papers are highly encouraged. In case of a positive evaluation, submissions are accepted either as oral or poster presentation to be part of the workshop program. All abstracts and papers are distributed only among the participants. Please submit your papers through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwqc20 Registration Registration will be handled through via Quantum Week of Fun. Sponsorship Please contact Catie Isham if you would like to sponsor the Quantum Week of Fun. Organisers Programme Committee Ross Duncan, Cambridge Quantum Computing and University of Strathclyde, ross.duncan@cambridgequantum.com Thomas Häner, Microsoft, thomas.haner@microsoft.com Aleks Kissinger, University of Oxford, Aleks.kissinger@cs.ox.ac.uk Neil J. Ross, Dalhousie University, neil.jr.ross@gmail.com Mathias Soeken, Microsoft and EPFL, mathias.soeken@epfl.ch The local organisers are listed here. Previous Editions 2019 3rd International Workshop on Quantum Compilation Westminster, CO, USA 2018 2nd International Workshop on Quantum Compilation San Diego, CA, USA 2017 First Workshop on Design Automation for Quantum Computing Irvine, CA, USA

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Rethinc. Labs - Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with Real Datasets Using Quantum Processors and Quantum-Inspired Tensor Networks
Wed., Sep. 23, 2020, 11:30am-1:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Presented by Roman Orus Ikerbasque Professor at Donostia International Physics Center and Cofounder and CSO Multiverse Computing For more information, contact: Chelsea Donahue, Rethinc. Labs Assistant Director

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Thu, Sep 24
Quantum Computing - Quantum Chemistry 24-25 September 2020
Thu., Sep. 24, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
About the workshop https://quantumweek2020.cambridgequantum.com/qalgs.html Submit your papers via Easychair About the workshop The workshop aims to bring together researchers from the computational chemistry and condensed matter physics fields interested in the simulation of molecules and materials on quantum computers. Topics to be discussed include quantum algorithms for simulations on NISQ machines and fault-tolerant quantum computers, challenges in the use of this technology for simulations in the quantum chemistry and materials science spaces, applications beyond the calculation of ground state energies... The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to Quantum chemistry algorithms for fault-tolerant quantum computers Hybrid quantum-classical algorithms for chemistry simulations Quantum simulation algorithms for NISQ hardware Ansatz design for variational quantum algorithms Calculation of excited states Fermion to qubit encoding schemes Noise mitigation methods for quantum chemistry simulations Calculation of properties from correlated wavefunctions on quantum computers Quantum algorithms for the simulation of condensed matter systems Invited Speakers Nicholas Rubin, Google Research Mario Motta, IBM Research Almaden Important dates 1 August 2020 (anywhere-on-earth) Submission of abstract 10 August 2020 Notification of decisions 24 - 25 September 2020 Workshop Instructions for authors The main purpose of the workshop is to exchange recent ideas and reserch in the area of quantum chemistry and condensed matter simulations on quantum computers. The workshop has no formal proceedings. Authors are invited to submit an abstract or a paper, with no restrictions on the format. In case of a positive evaluation, submissions will be accepted to be part of the workshop program as oral or poster presentations. All abstracts and papers are distributed only among the participants. Please submit your papers through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qcxqc2020 Registration Registration will be handled through via Quantum Week of Fun. Sponsorship Please contact Catie Isham if you would like to sponsor this workshop or any of the other events in the Quantum Week of Fun. Organisers Programme Committee David Muñoz Ramo, Cambridge Quantum Computing Dieter Jaksch, University of Oxford Ryan Babbush, Google Bert de Jong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Alex Thom, University of Cambridge The local organisers are listed here. Previous Editions This is the first edition of this workshop.

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Quantum Computing Industry Applications Pharma and Banking
Thu., Sep. 24, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Pharma & Banking The Pharmaceutical & Financial Services sectors are usually first movers when it comes to new technology adoption and innovation. They are big investors in technology 'know how', and the competitive advantage that can be accrued from a technology-enabled breakthrough can be significant. Hear how these companies are adopting and experimenting with Quantum computing.

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Fri, Sep 25
Quantum Computing - Quantum Chemistry 24-25 September 2020
Fri., Sep. 25, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
About the workshop https://quantumweek2020.cambridgequantum.com/qalgs.html Submit your papers via Easychair About the workshop The workshop aims to bring together researchers from the computational chemistry and condensed matter physics fields interested in the simulation of molecules and materials on quantum computers. Topics to be discussed include quantum algorithms for simulations on NISQ machines and fault-tolerant quantum computers, challenges in the use of this technology for simulations in the quantum chemistry and materials science spaces, applications beyond the calculation of ground state energies... The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to Quantum chemistry algorithms for fault-tolerant quantum computers Hybrid quantum-classical algorithms for chemistry simulations Quantum simulation algorithms for NISQ hardware Ansatz design for variational quantum algorithms Calculation of excited states Fermion to qubit encoding schemes Noise mitigation methods for quantum chemistry simulations Calculation of properties from correlated wavefunctions on quantum computers Quantum algorithms for the simulation of condensed matter systems Invited Speakers Nicholas Rubin, Google Research Mario Motta, IBM Research Almaden Important dates 1 August 2020 (anywhere-on-earth) Submission of abstract 10 August 2020 Notification of decisions 24 - 25 September 2020 Workshop Instructions for authors The main purpose of the workshop is to exchange recent ideas and reserch in the area of quantum chemistry and condensed matter simulations on quantum computers. The workshop has no formal proceedings. Authors are invited to submit an abstract or a paper, with no restrictions on the format. In case of a positive evaluation, submissions will be accepted to be part of the workshop program as oral or poster presentations. All abstracts and papers are distributed only among the participants. Please submit your papers through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qcxqc2020 Registration Registration will be handled through via Quantum Week of Fun. Sponsorship Please contact Catie Isham if you would like to sponsor this workshop or any of the other events in the Quantum Week of Fun. Organisers Programme Committee David Muñoz Ramo, Cambridge Quantum Computing Dieter Jaksch, University of Oxford Ryan Babbush, Google Bert de Jong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Alex Thom, University of Cambridge The local organisers are listed here. Previous Editions This is the first edition of this workshop.

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Mon, Sep 28
TBD: Sarah Kaiser
Mon., Sep. 28, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

Speaker: Sarah Kaiser
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Tue, Sep 29
D-Wave Qubits Worldwide Users Conference (28-29 September)
Tue., Sep. 29, 2020, 10:30am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
D-Wave will be hosting a virtual Qubits Worldwide Users Conference on Sept 28 and Sept 29, designed to enable users in Japan, Europe, and North America to attend. Qubits conferences feature speakers presenting their latest work on quantum applications in logistics, materials science, healthcare, machine learning, financial modeling, and more. Speakers from D-Wave will discuss our next generation quantum systems and software. Qubits is an excellent opportunity to connect with other innovators involved in quantum computing. If you haven't attended a Qubits conference before, take a look at the presentations from Past Qubits.

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Standard Chartered and Universities Space Research Association Partner on Quantum Computing
Tue., Sep. 29, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Standard Chartered Bank and Universities Space Research Association (USRA) have signed a Collaborative Research Agreement to partner on quantum computing research and developing quantum computing applications. In finance, the most promising use cases with real-world applications include quantum machine learning models (generating synthetic data and data anonymisation) and discriminative models (building strong classifiers and predictors) with multiple potential uses such as credit scoring and generating trading signals. As quantum computing technology matures, clients should benefit from higher quality services such as faster execution, better risk management and the development of new financial products. Kahina Van Dyke, Global Head of Digital Channels and Client Data Analytics at Standard Chartered, said: "Similar to other major technological advancements, quantum computing is set to bring widespread benefits as well as disrupt many existing business processes. This is why it's important for companies to future-proof themselves by adopting this new technology from an early stage. The partnership with USRA gives us access to world-class academic researchers and provides us with a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of models and algorithms with the potential to establish quantum advantage for the real-world use cases." Bernie Seery, Senior VP of Technology at USRA noted that "This partnership with the private sector enables a diversity of research through a competitively selected portfolio of quantum computing research projects involving academic institutions and non-profits, growing an ecosystem for quantum artificial intelligence that has already involved over 150 researchers from more than 40 organizations that produced over 50 peer-reviewed publications over the last seven years." Alex Manson, Global Head of SC Ventures, Standard Chartered's innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, stated: "The world is currently in the process of identifying commercial use cases where quantum computer capabilities will surpass classical computers. We have a conviction that some of these use cases will transform the way we manage risks in financial services, for example by simulating portfolios and exponentially speeding up the generation of market data. We will work with USRA to identify such use cases in financial services, with a view to implementing them within our bank, as well as potentially offering this service to other market participants over time." Mark Johnson, Vice President, Processor Design, Development and Quantum Products at D-Wave said: "Quantum computing research and development are poised to have a profound impact on the industries responsible for solving today's most complex problems. That's why researchers and businesses alike are looking to quantum computing today to start demonstrating tangible value. We're proud to work with USRA and Standard Chartered Bank as they improve global access to quantum systems and undertake essential research and development." At USRA's Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science, Dr. Davide Venturelli, Associate Director for Quantum Computing, notes that quantum annealing is implementing a powerful approach to computing, featuring unique advantages with respect to other traditional and novel approaches, that should be studied, theoretically and experimentally, to advance the state of art of computing technologies for the benefit of nearly all disciplines. Standard Chartered's team, led by Dr. Alexei Kondratyev, Global Head of Data Science and Innovation, and USRA have collaborated in quantum computing research since 2017. An earlier success in investigating the quantum annealing approach to computational problems in portfolio optimisation use cases led to this strategic partnership, where USRA will continue to support fundamental academic research in quantum physics and artificial intelligence and Standard Chartered will focus on future commercial applications. In 2012, USRA partnered with NASA to found the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL): the space agency's hub to evaluate the near-term impact of quantum technologies. With QuAIL, the USRA team has investigated the physics, the engineering and the performance of multiple generations of quantum annealing processors built by D-Wave Systems. It has also participated in U.S. government research programs that looked into application of quantum annealing for combinatorial optimization, aviation, earth science and machine learning. NASA Ames Research Center is currently hosting a D-Wave 2000Q annealing system, thanks to the support of this partnership. Standard Chartered and USRA intend to develop this initial collaboration beyond quantum annealing to all unconventional computing systems that could provide an advantage to applications of interest, such as gate-model noisy-intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) processors and Coherent Ising machines. See: https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/standard-chartered-and-universities-space-research-association-join-forces-on-quantum-computing-834401430.html Bio: Alexei Kondratyev Managing Director, Global Head of Data Science & Analytics, CCIB Standard Chartered Bank In his role as Managing Director and Global Head of Data Analytics, Alexei is responsible for providing data analytics services to Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking divisions of Standard Chartered Bank. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2010 from Barclays Capital where he managed a model development team within Credit Risk Analytics. Prior to joining Barclays Capital in 2004, he was a senior quantitative analyst at Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt. Alexei holds MSc in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the University of Kiev and PhD in Mathematical Physics from the Institute for Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was the recipient of the 2019 Quant of the Year award from Risk magazine. See: https://thequantumdaily.com/2020/07/14/standard-chartered-and-universities-space-research-association-partner-on-quantum-computing/

Speaker: Alexei Kondratyev, Managing Director, Global Head of Data Science & Analytics, CCIB, Standard Chartered Bank
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Mon, Oct 12
TBD: Northwest Quantum Nexus
Mon., Oct. 12, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

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Mon, Oct 19
Quantum 2020 Conference [free] 19-22 October
Mon., Oct. 19, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing, in partnership with the Chinese Physical Society (CPS) and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) are proud to bring together the international quantum science community online for this inaugural conference. Early career and leading researchers from universities, industry and government worldwide will come together to share, learn and collaborate on the latest research and emerging areas of high interest across quantum science and technology. The broad themes covered by Quantum 2020 will include: Quantum communication; Quantum computing and quantum simulation; Quantum sensing, metrology and imaging; Quantum information theory, software and algorithms; Quantum foundations; Quantum technology in industry. The four-day event will feature talks from world-renowned scientists, interactive poster sessions and two exciting panel discussions on the themes of Quantum Technology in Industry and Quantum Technology Programmes Around the World. Through the generous support of our sponsors, there will be no registration fees for attendees of Quantum 2020.

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Tue, Oct 20
Quantum 2020 Conference [free] 19-22 October
Tue., Oct. 20, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing, in partnership with the Chinese Physical Society (CPS) and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) are proud to bring together the international quantum science community online for this inaugural conference. Early career and leading researchers from universities, industry and government worldwide will come together to share, learn and collaborate on the latest research and emerging areas of high interest across quantum science and technology. The broad themes covered by Quantum 2020 will include: Quantum communication; Quantum computing and quantum simulation; Quantum sensing, metrology and imaging; Quantum information theory, software and algorithms; Quantum foundations; Quantum technology in industry. The four-day event will feature talks from world-renowned scientists, interactive poster sessions and two exciting panel discussions on the themes of Quantum Technology in Industry and Quantum Technology Programmes Around the World. Through the generous support of our sponsors, there will be no registration fees for attendees of Quantum 2020.

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Wed, Oct 21
Quantum 2020 Conference [free] 19-22 October
Wed., Oct. 21, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing, in partnership with the Chinese Physical Society (CPS) and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) are proud to bring together the international quantum science community online for this inaugural conference. Early career and leading researchers from universities, industry and government worldwide will come together to share, learn and collaborate on the latest research and emerging areas of high interest across quantum science and technology. The broad themes covered by Quantum 2020 will include: Quantum communication; Quantum computing and quantum simulation; Quantum sensing, metrology and imaging; Quantum information theory, software and algorithms; Quantum foundations; Quantum technology in industry. The four-day event will feature talks from world-renowned scientists, interactive poster sessions and two exciting panel discussions on the themes of Quantum Technology in Industry and Quantum Technology Programmes Around the World. Through the generous support of our sponsors, there will be no registration fees for attendees of Quantum 2020.

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Thu, Oct 22
Quantum 2020 Conference [free] 19-22 October
Thu., Oct. 22, 2020, 12:00am-11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing, in partnership with the Chinese Physical Society (CPS) and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) are proud to bring together the international quantum science community online for this inaugural conference. Early career and leading researchers from universities, industry and government worldwide will come together to share, learn and collaborate on the latest research and emerging areas of high interest across quantum science and technology. The broad themes covered by Quantum 2020 will include: Quantum communication; Quantum computing and quantum simulation; Quantum sensing, metrology and imaging; Quantum information theory, software and algorithms; Quantum foundations; Quantum technology in industry. The four-day event will feature talks from world-renowned scientists, interactive poster sessions and two exciting panel discussions on the themes of Quantum Technology in Industry and Quantum Technology Programmes Around the World. Through the generous support of our sponsors, there will be no registration fees for attendees of Quantum 2020.

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Thu, Oct 29
Quantum Computing Software Development
Thu., Oct. 29, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
How can you get your community of software developers engaged with Quantum? It is critical for the broader adoption of Quantum computing to ensure that the software community can access, understand and experiment with Quantum tools.

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Sun, Nov 01
Quantum Future Academy 2020
Sun., Nov. 01, 2020, 12:00am-12:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
Quantum Future Academy 2020 What is the Quantum Future Academy? In 2018, Germany established the Quantum Future Academy (QFA) with the goal of introducing students in Germany to the future potentials offered by quantum technologies. The Academy was continued in 2019 as a joint effort between Germany and France. In 2020, this amazing opportunity is opening up to students from around Europe! Students selected to attend the 2020 QFA will receive a fully-funded trip to Berlin, where from 1-7 November they will participate in a series of events designed to foster their interest in quantum research, technology, and entrepreneurship as it relates to this exciting field. Participants will attend lectures and presentations given by leading European researchers and entrepreneurs. This, coupled with interactive workshops, tours of companies and research laboratories, and evening social events, will allow participants to learn about the current cutting-edge of quantum R&D and build a fantastic network of European quantum connections. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for students interested in building a career in the burgeoning field of quantum technologies! This sounds awesome! How do I apply? ScienceAtHome is coordinating the Danish and Italian selection processes for the 2020 QFA as a part of our efforts with the EU Quantum Education Coordination and Support Action and our recent ERC Proof of Concept program geared towards training the next generation, quantum-savvy workforce. We have developed a unique application process that is sure to challenge and entertain quantum enthusiasts. Readers of this blog studying in other European countries should apply through their respective country's application process. To apply in Denmark, you are ideally a student finishing a Bachelor's or starting a Master's degree in the natural sciences. You should have some training in quantum mechanics, as this is necessary to get the most out of the Academy. To apply in Italy, follow this link. The initial application is easy. Simply fill out this brief, 5-minute survey by 28 July 2020 in order to indicate your interest. Eligible applicants will then be e-mailed a quantum challenge on 1 August 2020. This quantum challenge will allow applicants to spend a day exploring the wonders of the quantum world with their choice of three cutting-edge simulation tools: the Quantum Composer developed at Aarhus University, the SpinDrops tool developed at TU-Munich, and IBM's Qiskit tool. Applicants can choose to either explore a pre-defined challenge provided by us, or they can explore something relevant to their own research projects! In order to communicate the results of their explorations to us, applicants should produce a short 4-6 minute video and a 2-4 page report detailing what they found during the challenge. These should be submitted to us by 1 September 2020. A selection committee comprised of professors and postdocs at the participating Danish universities will then review the applications and select two winners, who will be notified by 7 September 2020. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Fri, Nov 06
UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase
Fri., Nov. 06, 2020, 3:00am-11:00am (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
*** THIS IS LIKELY TO BECOME AN ONLINE EVENT **** UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase Event details Friday, 6 November 20209:00 am - 17:00 pm Business Design Centre, Upper Street, London, UK KTN is the proud delivery partner for the UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2020! Join us in London on Friday 06 November. The UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2020 will build on the success of previous years, demonstrating the progress made by the National Programme, as it enters its second 5-year phase, and the growing commercialisation and industrialisation of quantum technologies in the UK. The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (UKNQTP) is a UK Government investment in excess of ~ 1b over 10 years, aimed at accelerating the translation of quantum technologies into the marketplace, boosting UK business and making a real difference to our everyday lives. To attend, please express your interest now. We will be running the event in accordance with the UK Government's safety guidelines and more information on this will be released shortly. If you are interested in exhibiting at this year's event, an expression of interest process is underway. There are a range of opportunities to exhibit at this year's event. For more information, click here. This annual event has now become a fixture in the industry calendar. With over 80 exhibits, this event will demonstrate the many advances made in the commercialisation of quantum technologies. As we enter Phase 2 (2019-2024) increasing industry investment will continue to complement the work of the Hubs and their many university and business partners. This Showcase will feature the evolution of quantum technologies into mainstream consumer markets. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with the Quantum Technology hubs and businesses, large and small, to understand how quantum technologies are being developed in industry-led projects. This will provide an easy entry point for companies interested in unlocking the potential of emerging quantum technology markets. The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will deliver the 2020 event as an additional activity in partnership with EPSRC and UKRI, leveraging the specialist expertise of its Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group (QT SIG). The QT SIG was established to support and connect researchers, technology developers and users to link markets and suppliers, to create a self-sustaining and profitable world-class UK quantum technology sector. Follow the link below to find out more about this event and to register.

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Mon, Nov 23
Q-TURN 2020: Changing Paradigms in Quantum Science (Nov 23-27)
Mon., Nov. 23, 2020, 12:00am-Fri., Nov. 27, 2020, 11:59pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]
*****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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Thu., Nov. 26, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm (GMT-0400) [Start time local timezone converter]

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