Four+ full weeks ( more online events) of FREE binge learning opportunities for the
Quantum Computing community!

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Professionals:
Oct. 12-16, Denver (w/Fee)
May 25 - May 31
(note: The past events (since May 18) are placed at the far bottom of this page)
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., May 29, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.

Lectures bycommunity members and leaders.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
QC Wkshp (2/5): Quantum Gates to Quantum Circuits
Fri., May 29, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION TWO: Quantum Gates and Quantum Circuits • Quantum Gates and Quantum Circuits - Quantum Gates manipulate Qubits, and when combined form Quantum Circuits. The discussion is starts w/the digital gate model and transforms into digital logic (the basis for all classical computing) as a bases to build on. The discussion then turns toward Quantum gates, and quantum logic as a basis for quantum algorithm development.

Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
Register [HERE] Produced by
Fri., May 29, 2020, 7:30pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
As we near the end of the quarter and approach finals season, this meeting will be wrapping up last week’s quantum circuit line up and is the last curriculum focused meeting of the quarter. That being said this is not our last meeting, we will have another meeting next week that will be research focused rather than curriculum based. For this week’s meeting our wonderful presenter John will be introducing two and three qubit gates, as well as common properties/configurations that are key in understanding more powerful algorithms. What’s cooler than regular circuits? Quantum circuits. So don’t forget to come to our meeting this Friday at 4:30pm (West Coast)

Event is public courtesty of the Quantum Computing Club at UC Davis. See: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuantumComputingUCDavis
Information:[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Computing @ UC Davis.)
FIRESIDE CHAT: HOW DOES MRI WORK?
Sat., May 30, 2020, 8:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
See [ORIGINAL INFO PAGE]How does MRI work? IEEE Region 2 Women in Engineering (WIE) Fireside Science "Chats" Go Global! Have you ever been to the hospital and had to get an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)? The giant machine is able to see your organs and tissues using magnetism. How does it do that? Join IEEE R2 WIE's Fireside Science Chat with Dr. Susan Eskin to find out! Dr. Eskin is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics at Penn State Harrisburg and she will be explaining how MRI works and how it can be used to study the human body, the brain, and many more. MRI combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to create medical images. The Zoom virtual meeting is targeted to middle and high schoolers – all are welcome! Free. Saturday May 30, 2020 (8pm-9pm EDT) The Fireside Science Chats was started by Chang Liu, IEEE R2 Leader, to engage middle and high school students in China during the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020. The success of these lectures inspired IEEE R2 WIE to engage with students all across the globe.

View [HERE](Produced by IEEE).
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., May 31, 2020, 2:30pm-3:15pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing

Kitty Y. M. Yeung,
Register [HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung.)
June 1 - June 7
QC Wkshp (3/5): Quantum Computing Key Concepts
Mon., Jun 1, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION THREE: Quantum Computing Key Concepts • Quantum Computing Key Concepts - Aside from differences between bits and qubits, other significant differences that provide the power to quantum computing are explored here. Those are Waves, Interference, Superposition, Entanglement, and Teleportation.

Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
Register [HERE] Produced by
Superconducting Qubits, Quantum ML & Quantum Communications Markets
Tue., June 2, 2020, 11:00pm-13:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
New edition of our online meetup, a combination of perspectives by scientists, startups and innovators: -Alexandre BLAIS, Professor and Scientific Director at Institut Quantique / Sherbrooke University, will give us an overview of science and technology in the field of superconducting qubits; -Iordanis KERENIDIS, CNRS Senior researcher & head of quantum algorithms at QC Ware, on Quantum Machine Learning; -Jean-Christophe ELOY, CEO of Yole Development, will present their latest study on the Quantum Communications markets.

Register [HERE] (Produced by Le Lab Quantique.)
Quantum Computing and Cryptography
Tue., June 2, 2020, 4:00pm-5:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum Cryptography🔑 - All ages and skill levels! No prerequisites! - Introduces basics of quantum computing - Explains quantum cryptography; unhackable computers - Opportunity for interactive discussion

Register [HERE] (Produced by Q-munity.)
Foundations of Quantum Computing: Complex Numbers II
Tue., June 2, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This is a follow-up on the session two weeks prior [See: https://www.meetup.com/Washington-Quantum-Computing-Meetup/events/270148999/]. In this session we will focus more on the six algerbaic operations of complex number with greater attention to the graphical perspective of complex numbers. A thorough understanding of complex number and complex-number algebra is essential for programming a gate-model quantum computer. This interactive tutorial introduces participants to essential aspects of complex numbers including the algebra of using them within the context of quantum programming. This interactive presentation is for the beginning programmer and quantum enthusiast. To enhance the learning, some ideas will be further explained in Python code. Questions and participant interaction will be encouraged.

Terrill L. Frantz, Professor Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Register [HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup.) Produced by
Solving Challenges in Finance with Quantum Computing (Online Talk by Rigetti Computing, NTT DATA, Accenture)
Wed., June 3, 2020, 4:00am-5:00am (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Portfolio optimization, risk management, fraud detection - Many computational finance problems have a high degree of computational complexity and are slow to converge to a solution on classical computers. New ways of computing are required and can be found in Quantum technology, which is capable of solving such complex challenges - already today. Applications range from analyzing different types of risk in financial markets, to optimization methods of financial portfolios which are used in banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and trading companies. What is the potential of Quantum technology in Finance? Where are we right now in Quantum technology? How can Quantum technology be applied and used? The NTT Technology Experience Lab have brought together several highly experienced experts from different fields to give you valuable insights and answer your questions about this topic. SPEAKERS: Marco Paini, Program Director of Quantum Computing Applications, Rigetti Computing: Quantum computing in finance - an introduction and a use case Alberto Acuto, Quantum Practice Lead EMEA, NTT DATA: Quantum Computing: Present and Future – The NTT Strategy Tim Leonhard & Felix Schiessl, Quantum Community Lead, Accenture: Quantum Incubation in Financial Services INTRO & MODERATION Dominik Friedel, NTT

Register [HERE] (Produced by Disrupt Network.)
IBM Circuit Session
Wed., June 3, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., June 3, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Live twitch [HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
QC Wkshp (4/5): Simple Quantum Algorithms
Wed., Jun 3, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION FOUR: Simple Quantum Algorithms • Simple Quantum Algorithms - Inching into the QC software algorithm development space is vital for students to get the experience needed to progress properly - this requires careful analysis of the various algorithms, why they provide a quantum speedup relative to their classical cousins against a backdrop of a careful explanation of the problem and it's solution.

Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
Register [HERE] Produced by
Solving Challenges in Finance with Quantum Computing (Online Talk by Rigetti Computing, NTT DATA, Accenture)
Thu., June 4, 2020, 4:00am-5:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Portfolio optimization, risk management, fraud detection - Many computational finance problems have a high degree of computational complexity and are slow to converge to a solution on classical computers. New ways of computing are required and can be found in Quantum technology, which is capable of solving such complex challenges - already today. Applications range from analyzing different types of risk in financial markets, to optimization methods of financial portfolios which are used in banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and trading companies. What is the potential of Quantum technology in Finance? Where are we right now in Quantum technology? How can Quantum technology be applied and used? The NTT Technology Experience Lab have brought together several highly experienced experts from different fields to give you valuable insights and answer your questions about this topic.

Register [HERE]
First Steps for Understanding Quantum Cryptography
Thu., June 4, 2020, 7:05pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This presentation covers basics of quantum cryptographic techniques. Topics include: Basics of Classical Data Security and Encryption; Issues with Current Techniques; The Quantum Physics Paradigm; Quantum Cryptography; Quantum Key Distribution (QKD); Quantum Networking; and, Post-Quantum Cryptography

Terrill Frantz, Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Register [HERE] Produced by
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., June 5, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.

Lectures bycommunity members and leaders.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
QC Wkshp (5/5): Quantum Problems (and Practicals), Quantum Machine Learning (QML)
Fri., Jun 5, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This hands-on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics common in most QC education, and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. SESSION FIVE: Quantum Problems (and Practicals) + Quantum Machine Learning • Quantum Problems (and Practicals) - Problems and practicals are an important for software engineers to get a further handle on more practical problems, their analysis and the classical vs quantum approached / solutions to each. • Quantum Machine Learning - This is a quick survey of this interesting space to show some of the value that quantum computing brings to the ML world.

Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
Register [HERE] Produced by
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., June 6, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Live twitch [HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., June 7, 2020, 2:30pm-3:15pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing

Kitty Y. M. Yeung,
Register [HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung.)
June 8 - June 14
Microsoft Q# Coding Contest--Summer 2020 -- June 12-15 and June 19-22
The contest will run from June 19 to June 22. As usual, we will hold a warmup round the weekend before the contest, from June 12 to June 15, to give you an opportunity to get familiar with the contest environment and submission system before the main contest. Participation in the warmup round is optional.

Details [HERE] (Produced by Microsoft.)
Towards Quantum Computation for the Computational Biosciences
Mon., June 8, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
There has been a growth of interest in the application of quantum computation and quantum simulation to the many intractable computational problems in the biological sciences. While theoretical results imply the value of quantum information processing (QIP) to many of the challenging problems resident in this research domain, such as molecular ground state simulation, mutational signature inference, and phylogenetic tree inference, a framework to guide the realization of quantum proof of principle applications has yet to be clarified. In this talk, I will review some of the recent advances in the QIP field and discuss our work towards developing such a framework

Benjamin Cordier, OHSU
Register [HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group.)
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Tue., June 9, 2020, 00:00pm-00:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field.

Detailed information about arrangements 1-2 weeks before the conference
Register [HERE]
Quantum Computing Virtual Seminar #3: Quantum Applications
Tue., June 9, 2020, 1:01pm-2:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Welcome to the third online seminar that explores the current and future landscape for quantum computing in Canada. We have three great speakers lined up to present on the topic of Quantum Applications. The session will take place on Zoom; please complete your free registration to receive the webinar link.Speakers: Alex Koszegi, Software Support Specialist, D-Wave Systems Roman Krems, Professor of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia Arman Zaribafiyan, Head of Quantum Computing at 1QBit Format: ~20 minute talks followed by panel-style discussion and Q&A with speakers.

Register [HERE] (Produced by Quantum BC)
Semiconductors and Their Properties: The Basics for Quantum Effects
Tue., June 9, 2020, 2:01pm-3:30pm (GMT-4) *** was orignally at 12:01pm start*** View in your timezone: [HERE]
Semiconductor materials have certainly enabled the drastic scaling of classical technologies onto highly advanced platforms that are both robust and cost-effective. This talk will provide a basic working knowledge of semiconductors and their properties in order to introduce the quantum well as a basic “playground” for quantum effects. This background follows with a description of the quantum well infrared photodetector: a device which operates on the mechanism of optically-induced state transitions and is the foundation for useful applications such as night vision and atmospheric monitoring. Finally, in relation to Mr. Lyman's own research work, theoretical prospects of the emerging semiconductor material Gallium Oxide are reviewed as enabling short-wavelength applications of quantum well infrared photodetectors such as in optical communication systems.

Joseph Lyman, Joseph is an undergraduate senior at the University of Utah, a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholar with the aspiration of pursuing a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics and a research career in quantum information technologies. His interests include semiconductor devices and materials, characterization and development of quantum computing hardware, and in general the cultural/social implications of technology. Joseph and his peer, Aros Aziz, are together leading the development of a quantum computing student organization at the University of Utah.
Register [HERE]
A Tour Through the Quantum Ecosystem
Tue., June 9, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
There are hundreds of organizations worldwide that are working on different aspects of quantum technology. These include commercial companies working on hardware, software, and applications as well as researchers at universities, government laboratories and non-profits working on new developments. In order for quantum computing to become successful many different organizations will need to work together to create a solution that provides quantum advantage and solves a real world problem better than can be achieved with classical computing. No one company can do it alone. In his talk, Doug will describe the various organizations working on quantum technology and describe how they work together to provide a complete solution. He will discuss the various partner programs that have been formed and describe the roles of the various players and how they fit into the overall picture.

Doug Finke, , Managing Editor, < href='https://quantumcomputingreport.com/' target='_blank'>Quantum Computing Report
Register [HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup.)
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Wed., June 10, 2020, 00:00pm-00:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field.

Detailed information about arrangements 1-2 weeks before the conference
Register [HERE]
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., June 10, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Live twitch [HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Webinar: Quantum Beyond Computing
Wed., June 10, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum information science and technology presents a new lens through which to view quantum mechanics. Just as the applications of quantum mechanics are wide-ranging, so are the applications of quantum information. However, quantum computing has eaten up most of the attention in the media. In this webinar, we’ll learn about other related fields in quantum information, specifically quantum communication, quantum metrology, and quantum sensors. We’ll discuss how they connect to quantum information science, current progress and breakthroughs, and where they might find application in the future. WHO IS THIS FOR? Business & Thought Leaders: Leverage game changing tech. Professionals & Students: Learn about the industry and where the opportunities are.

Dr. John Donohue, Manager, Scientific Outreach Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo.
Register [HERE](Produced by Assocoation Quantum).
IBM Circuit Session
Wed., June 10, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Thu., June 11, 2020, 00:00pm-00:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field.

Detailed information about arrangements 1-2 weeks before the conference
Register [HERE]
Quantum Chemistry
Thu., June 11, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Artist QB Net CTO Tao Yin will be speaking on utilizing hybrid quantum computing - specifically Variational Quantum Eigensolvers (VQEs) to solve real world problems in chemistry. Hybrid Quantum Computing is the use case that is coming up in the NISQ era of quantum computing, utilizing classical computing and quantum computing for applications. We will look into one of these hybrid use cases (VQE) that can be used to calculate structures of molecules and determine their lowest energy states (tune into the meetup find out why that's important!) Little bit on Tao Yin: Bachelor's in Applied Physics - Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Master's in Theoretical Physics - Renmin University of China PhD in Theoretical Physics, magna cum laude - The Goethe University Frankfurt After his education, Tao worked as consultant and promoted to CTO at Artiste QB Net, testing/ co-developing quantum algorithms and software. About Artiste QB Net: Toronto based Artiste QB Net is developing quantum information software that provides customers with solutions to R&D challenges and quantifiable business problems. The principals of this company have spent many years developing quantum algorithm and they already have a large library of routines available. They have recently developed a quantum computing and AI related platform image, called Bayesforge, which is provided as open source software for data scientists who need advanced analytical tools as well as for quantum computing and computational mathematics practitioners who seek to work with one of the major QC frameworks. Artiste QB Net is focusing on the global market with a particular emphasis on China and have an affiliate company in Shenzhen, China.

Tao Yin, QB Net CTO
Register [HERE] (Produced by the Quantum Computing and Data Science [Toronto]
TQC 2020 -- 15th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (June 9-12; European-time)
Fri., June 12, 2020, 00:00pm-00:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science. The scientific objective is to bring together the theoretical quantum information science community to present and discuss the latest advances in the field.

Detailed information about arrangements 1-2 weeks before the conference
Register [HERE]
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., June 12, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.

Lectures bycommunity members and leaders.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
Quantum Development with Me!
Sat., June 13, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Live twitch [HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., June 14, 2020, 2:30pm-3:15pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing

Kitty Y. M. Yeung,
Register [HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung.)
June 15 - June 21
Playing with Grovers Algorithm
Mon., June 15, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Level 175 (100-Introductory; 200-Intermediate) Details to be published soon.

Daniel Colomer, Quantum Intuition You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2knDbf4kzT3uzWo7iTJyw
Register [HERE] Produced by
Investment Landscapes of Quantum Information Science
Tue., June 16, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Andre M. Konig, , Author, Speaker & Investor @ DeepTechs
Register [HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup.)
IBM Circuit Session
Wed., June 17, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
The Bloch Sphere
Thu., June 18, 2020, 7:01pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We explore the unit/bloch sphere...all aspects relevant to quantum computing. This will be an interactive workshop, so have some paper and pencil/pen handy!

Terrill L. Frantz, Professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Register [HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup.)
Introduction to Robust Control
Thu., June 18, 2020, 4:00pm-5:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Why don’t we have useful quantum computers yet? What limits their performance? How can I practically improve the performance of today’s imperfect hardware for my application? If you’re interested in the answers to these questions, please join us at the next Q-CTRL webinar ‘Robust control: efficiently improving the performance of today’s quantum computers’. We will dive deeper into the topic of robust quantum control, providing an introduction to the practical hardware challenges facing quantum computing today and a discussion of how robust control can help address them. The webinar will include a coding tutorial with BOULDER OPAL demonstrating how to improve the performance of a cloud quantum computer. Dr. Michael Hush Head of Quantum Science and Engineering at Q-CTRL. Dr Andre Carvalho Lead of Quantum Professional Services at Q-CTRL. Register now YOU WILL LEARN: How noise and instabilities limit the performance of state-of-the-art quantum computers - in the lab and the cloud. What robust control is and how it allows today’s imperfect hardware to perform better. How to use BOULDER OPAL to create robust control solutions that can be reliably deployed on quantum computers, including IBM Q through OpenPulse. What improvements to quantum algorithm performance you can expect by using robust control.

Register [HERE] (Produced by Q-CTRL.)
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., June 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.

Lectures bycommunity members and leaders.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Sun., June 21, 2020, 2:30pm-3:15pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing

Kitty Y. M. Yeung,
Register [HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung.)
After June 21
Formal Verification of Quantum Programs
Mon., June 22, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Jennifer Paykin, Galois
Register [HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group.)
TBA
Tue., June 23, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Tanisha Bassan, Zapata
Register [HERE]
Virtual Poster Session and Student Competition (quantum hardware, software, algorithms, and applications)
Thu., June 25, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Please join us for our first "virtual poster" session, in which several speakers will present a series of rapid fire presentations on the themes of quantum hardware, software, algorithms, and applications. This will be a fun and fast-paced event and a great way to showcase your ideas, no matter the stage of development. We have $1,000 in prizes to award to the best student presentations! The judging panel will be announced shortly before the event. Want to participate?? Please submit your working poster title using this form. Submission deadline is June 18th.

Register [HERE] (Produced by Quantum-BC.)
TBD
Mon., July 6, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Stephen Bleiler, , PSU
Register [HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group.)
Azure Quantum Developer Workshop
Thu., July 16, 2020, 12:00pm-6:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This event is designed to help developers become quantum-ready and use the Azure Quantum service, including quantum hardware, software, and solutions, as it becomes broadly available. By attending this event, you can expect to gain a holistic understanding of the Microsoft Quantum developer ecosystem and the tools and resources available to kick start your journey to developing quantum apps. This workshop will cover a variety of topics including introductions to the principles of quantum computing and quantum-inspired optimization, overviews of Q# and the QDK, and a virtual lab focused on creating quantum algorithms.

Register [HERE] (Produced by Microsoft.)
TBD
Mon., July 20, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Marek Perkowski,
Register [HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group.)
SMBQ 2020 -- Summer School on Machine Learning and Big Data with Quantum Computing [Day 1]
Thu., Sep. 7, 2020, 00:00pm-00:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
FREE Event is 7-8 September 2020

Register [HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto.)
SMBQ 2020 -- Summer School on Machine Learning and Big Data with Quantum Computing [Day 2]
Thu., Sep. 8, 2020, 00:00pm-00:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
FREE Event is 7-8 September 2020

Register [HERE] (Produced by Univ. of Porto.)

Thank you to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Quantum Computing / Harrisburg University Quantum

Past Events

May 18 - May 24, 2020
Quantum Computing Using Photons
Mon., May 18, 2020, 1:30pm-3:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
How to stop worrying and love the photon, Prof. Terry Rudolph Abstract: The challenges for building a quantum computer out of photons differ in many respects to those of matter-based qubit approaches. Optical photons suffer completely negligible environment decoherence even at room temperature, their interaction Hamiltonians are not hueristic, there is no cross talk, they network easily into arbitrary geometries and, perhaps most critically, measurements - the critical element for entropy reduction to achieve fault tolerance - are sharp and extremely fast. The obvious question “well, where the &^$% is my quantum computer then?” - more frequently asked a little more politely like this: “well, what is hard for photons?” - typically evokes a response along the lines of “well, because photons don’t interact two-qubit gates have to be performed non-deterministically”. A-priori it seems this answer is essentially identical to “well, because photons don’t interact useful entanglement needs to be generated non-deterministically” In this talk I will explain why, once you free your mind from tyrannical qubitist ways of thinking, the latter response is incorrect. By the end of the talk I hope the listener will be convinced to go out and look at the stars tonight and view them a little differently. Introduction to quantum computing with photons and atoms, Prof. Barak Dayan Abstract: I will introduce the principles of photonic quantum computation and its potential to become the leading platform towards full-scale fault-tolerant quantum computing. As logic gates (classical or quantum) are inherently nonlinear, I will discuss the physical sources of nonlinearity at the single photon level. I will then present the state-of-the-art of photon-atom quantum gates, and the model of measurement-based quantum computation, and conclude by discussing the potential of combining these two platforms.

Prof. Terry Rudolph, Chief architect at PsiQuantum, Professor at the Imperial College London.
Prof. Barak Dayan, Head of the Quantum Optics Group at the Weizmann Institute.
Register [HERE] (Produced by Qubit - Israel's Quantum Computing Community). LANGUAGE: Hebrew

Quantum Computing (#1 of 3: Quantum Algorithms)
Mon., May 18, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
A second quantum revolution is unfolding with far-reaching applications, including fundamentally new paradigms of computation, unconditionally secured communication networks and highly sensitive sensors. Quantum technologies have rapidly advanced in recent years due to substantial development in both hardware and algorithms following massive investments from both governmental and private actors. This event series will provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and investors to understand core concepts of quantum computers, expected near/mid-term impacts on industries such as pharmacology, financial services and cyber security, as well as the development of the fast growing quantum industry.

Session 1: Quantum algorithms

In this first session we will explore potential applications for quantum computers, including drug discovery, traffic optimization and machine learning. Core concepts of quantum computation such as qubits, entanglement and quantum logic gates will be introduced as well.


Bruno Fedrici, PhD, (Consultant, Lecturer - Quantum Technologies) Phd in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation, Bruno Fedrici actively contributes to the public and business awareness of science and quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For the last two years Bruno has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to the executives and the technical leaders as well as to the computer science and engineering students.
Register [HERE]
Introduction to Modern Cryptography
Mon., May 18, 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This presentation is an introduction to non-quantum cryptography so that those with a non-cryptography background will understand cryptography terminology when it is referred to in a Quantum Lecture. This Introduction to Modern Cryptography lecture will cover: One Time Pad, Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption, Hashing, Public Key/Private Key, and RSA. Cryptography is often mentioned as one of the technical areas likely to be significantly disrupted by Quantum Computing. The meetup has already heard several guest speakers mention active areas of quantum research regarding cryptography: Shor’s Algorithm, Quantum Key Distribution, etc.

Thomas Plunkett, Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technlogy. Thomas is interested in Cryptography, Blockchain, and Quantum Technologies.
Register [HERE]
Analysis of Quantum Error Correction Applicability on IBM-Q
Tue., May 19, 2020, 3:30am-5:00am (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum computers are of great interest thanks to their computing abilities. Since 2016, real quantum devices are accessible to Internet users through the IBM Q Experience Platform. One of obstacles preventing reliable quantum computations is the presence of errors in quantum computers. Quantum error-correction is a field of study aiming at dealing with this problem. In this talk, at first, the basis of quantum error-correction will be introduced. Next, the state of the art of quantum error-correction methods applications on IBM Q will be presented. Then an implementation of the five-qubit quantum error-correction code using Qiskit framework will be proposed and its applicability on available IBM Q devices will be discussed.

Julia Sypien, from AGH.
Register [HERE](Produced by Quantum Computing in Krakow).
Quantum computing and qubit scale-up applications with Proteox from Oxford Instruments
Tue., May 19, 2020, 10:30am-11:30am (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This webinar provides an overview of the new Proteox dilution refrigerator, highlighting the key features and suitability for many quantum computing and qubit scale-up applications. The Proteox system is an essential tool for low temperature researchers, providing advanced research capability.

Register [HERE](Produced by Oxford Instruments NanoScience)
Quantum Computing Proof of Concepts, from the Business Side
Tue., May 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
A short panorama of on-going quantum computing proofs of concepts, from the business side: Total, Caixabank, JPMorgan, Airbus, Vokswagen, Chinese army, NATO, Roche... What do they have in common? These large organizations already have a quantum strategy and began experimentations. In Asia, Russia, Americas, Europe... all main countries have now proofs of concept in progress. That's what I propose to share with you. As a tool of my investigation on quantum computing, from the business side, I created a permanent repository of what companies are trying. Nothing technical in this presentation, I let professionals talk about different types of Qubits. But let's see together the business side of this emerging market. Who's working on what, and with who?

Philippe Nieuwbourg, Senior Research Analyst, Quantaneo.com Philippe is pecialized in the field of data analysis, Philippe Nieuwbourg divides his time between training, consulting, and content creation. His areas of expertise are: - Applications of quantum computing in companies: around the understanding of the stakes, the definition of a strategy, and the implementation of a strategic monitoring, then the choice of the first proofs of concept. - The implementation of a data oriented strategy for digital transformation: around training on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning; - The implementation of business-oriented data governance: around the mapping and master data management (MDM), data quality, and compliance with governance rules;
Register [HERE]
Quantum Computing Seminar: Anatomy of a Photonic QPU
Tue., May 19, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The CMU Software Engineering Institute is hosting this seminar.

Eric Johnston, coauthor of Programming Quantum Computers and Senior Quantum Engineer at PsiQ.
Zoom link [HERE](Produced by Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute.)
Building on Azure Quantum
Wed, May 20, 2020, 2:30am-3:00am (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum computing continues to evolve and mature, driving real impact today for organizations around the world. Azure Quantum extends the scalability, security and reliability of Azure into the quantum computing world, providing access to a diverse set of quantum services, ranging from pre-built solutions to software and quantum hardware. Azure Quantum enables multiple paths for developers to prepare, explore and build apps to solve their most complex problems. Hear about the latest progress as Azure Quantum reaches important release milestones and learn about new Microsoft Learn resources to help you on your path to quantum.

Bettina Heim, Microsoft.
Register [HERE](this is a talk within the Microsoft Build Event 20-21 May).
IBM Circuit Session
Wed., May 20, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
Quantum Computing (#2 of 3: Quantum Software)
Wed., May 20, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
A second quantum revolution is unfolding with far-reaching applications, including fundamentally new paradigms of computation, unconditionally secured communication networks and highly sensitive sensors. Quantum technologies have rapidly advanced in recent years due to substantial development in both hardware and algorithms following massive investments from both governmental and private actors. This event series will provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and investors to understand core concepts of quantum computers, expected near/mid-term impacts on industries such as pharmacology, financial services and cyber security, as well as the development of the fast growing quantum industry.

Session 2: Quantum software

In this second session we will present Qiskit, an open-source framework for working with quantum computers at the level of circuits, pulses, and algorithms. Participants will be given the chance to code their first quantum algorithm.

Bruno Fedrici, PhD, (Consultant, Lecturer - Quantum Technologies) Phd in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation, Bruno Fedrici actively contributes to the public and business awareness of science and quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For the last two years Bruno has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to the executives and the technical leaders as well as to the computer science and engineering students.
Register [HERE]
Building on Azure Quantum
Wed, May 20, 2020, 5:45pm-6:15pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum computing continues to evolve and mature, driving real impact today for organizations around the world. Azure Quantum extends the scalability, security and reliability of Azure into the quantum computing world, providing access to a diverse set of quantum services, ranging from pre-built solutions to software and quantum hardware. Azure Quantum enables multiple paths for developers to prepare, explore and build apps to solve their most complex problems. Hear about the latest progress as Azure Quantum reaches important release milestones and learn about new Microsoft Learn resources to help you on your path to quantum.

Bettina Heim, Microsoft.
Register [HERE](this is a talk within the Microsoft Build Event 20-21 May).
Let's Talk Quantum
Thu, May 21, 2020, 6:45am-7:00am (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Ever wondered how a quantum computer works? Or what we’d use them for? Join Anita Ramanan, Senior Quantum Software Engineer at Microsoft, to learn all this and more

Amy Boyd and Anita Ramanan, Microsoft.
Register [HERE](this is a talk within the Microsoft Build Event 20-21 May).
Building on Azure Quantum
Thu, May 21, 2020, 8:30am-9:00am (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum computing continues to evolve and mature, driving real impact today for organizations around the world. Azure Quantum extends the scalability, security and reliability of Azure into the quantum computing world, providing access to a diverse set of quantum services, ranging from pre-built solutions to software and quantum hardware. Azure Quantum enables multiple paths for developers to prepare, explore and build apps to solve their most complex problems. Hear about the latest progress as Azure Quantum reaches important release milestones and learn about new Microsoft Learn resources to help you on your path to quantum.

Anita Ramanan, Microsoft.
Register [HERE](this is a talk within the Microsoft Build Event 20-21 May).
Quantum Computing Panel: Quantum Algorithms
Thu., May 21, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Seminar that explores the current and future landscape for quantum computing in Canada. We have three great speakers lined up to present on the topic of Quantum Algorithms. The session will take place on Zoom; please complete your free registration to receive the webinar link.

Nathan Killoran, Head of Software, Algorithms, and QML at Xanadu AI Ulrike Stege, Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Victoria Robert Raussendorf, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of British Columbia
Register [HERE] (Produced by Quantum-BC.)
The Fifth State of Matter (by ColdQuanta)
Thu., May 21, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Beyond being a curiosity of nature, so called Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) have numerous remarkable properties that can be exploited to study our universe, as well as to create exquisite sensors and devices. Join ColdQuanta researcher Seth Caliga to hear about ColdQuanta’s BEC technology and to learn about the capabilities available on our soon-to-be-released, remote access quantum matter system

Seth Caliga, ColdQuanta researcher
Register [HERE] (Produced by ColdQuanta.)
Foundations of Quantum Computing: Complex Numbers
Thu., May 21, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
A thorough understanding of complex number and complex-number algebra is essential for programming a gate-model quantum computer. This interactive tutorial introduces participants to essential aspects of complex numbers including the algebra of using them within the context of quantum programming. This interactive presentation is for the beginning programmer and quantum enthusiast. To enhance the learning, some ideas will be further explained in Python code. Questions and participant interaction will be encouraged.

Terrill L. Frantz, Professor Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Register [HERE] (Produced by Washington Quantum Computing Meetup.)
Australia’s $4 billion quantum opportunity
Thu., May 21, 2020, 8:30pm-10:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
A new roadmap from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, outlines a vision to create a thriving quantum technology industry, generating $4 billion dollars annually and 16,000 jobs by 2040. The Growing Australia’s Quantum Technology Industry report identifies actions that could be implemented to help transform Australia’s world class research and quantum start-ups into a competitive industry with long-term economic growth potential. This webcast will provide an opportunity to learn more about the report’s findings and pose questions to some of Australia’s leading quantum technologists, entrepreneurs, and researchers as well as other stakeholders in this exciting industry. SEE: https://events.csiro.au/Events/2020/April/23/Australias-$4-billion-quantum-opportunity
Register [HERE] (Produced by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO.)
Quantum Computing (#3 of 3): Quantum Hardware
Fri., May 22, 2020, 12:00pm-1:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
A second quantum revolution is unfolding with far-reaching applications, including fundamentally new paradigms of computation, unconditionally secured communication networks and highly sensitive sensors. Quantum technologies have rapidly advanced in recent years due to substantial development in both hardware and algorithms following massive investments from both governmental and private actors. This event series will provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and investors to understand core concepts of quantum computers, expected near/mid-term impacts on industries such as pharmacology, financial services and cyber security, as well as the development of the fast growing quantum industry.

Session 3: Quantum hardware

In this last session we will discuss challenges in building quantum computers at scale and review different hardware platforms. Finally we will take a look at current quantum computing players as well as public/private funding initiatives.

Bruno Fedrici, PhD, (Consultant, Lecturer - Quantum Technologies) Phd in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation, Bruno Fedrici actively contributes to the public and business awareness of science and quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For the last two years Bruno has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to the executives and the technical leaders as well as to the computer science and engineering students.
Register [HERE]
IBM Quantum Computing Seminar Series
Fri., May 22, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The weekly Quantum Computing Seminar Series is a deep dive into various academic and research topics within the quantum community.

Lectures bycommunity members and leaders.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
True Potential of Quantum Computers
Fri., May 22, 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
The quantum computing space has attracted immense interest in recent years. Along with the wave of interest comes the wave of opinions and intuitions that are commonly held by people who are both reasonably familiar with the field as well as those who are relatively new. We highlight some of the key tensions in conceptualizing the potential of quantum computing by presenting them as various dichotomies. Some of those dichotomies are real, while many others are false (such as NISQ algorithms versus FTQC algorithms). Drawing on our own experience at Zapata, we point out the reasons why these apparent dichotomies are false and how understanding the falsehood can help to shape our perspective about the true potential of quantum computers.

Dr Christopher Savoie, CEO of Zapata Computing.
Dr. Yudong Cao, CTO of Zapata Computing.
Register [HERE] (Produced by Zen4Quantum).
Jumping Into Quantum Circuits
Fri., May 22, 2020, 7:30pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This week we’ll be looking at common quantum gates, circuit identities, and properties of algorithms during our workshop Friday at 4:30pm. Although we owe Schrodinger thanks for the quantum physics that are used in the quantum circuits we will be going over, no cats were harmed in the making of this week’s workshop.

Event is public courtesty of the Quantum Computing Club at UC Davis. See: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuantumComputingUCDavis
In advance receive the zoom link, contact Terrill Frantz; email: TFrantz (at) HarrisburgU dot edu
Broadcast link:[HERE] (Produced by Quantum Computing @ UC Davis.)
Introduction to Quantum Computing (MakerFaire edition)
Sat., May 23, 2020, 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Weekly comics and classes on Quantum Computing

Kitty Y. M. Yeung,
Register [HERE] (Produced by Kitty Y. M. Yeung.)
Key Concepts for QIS Learners: Walking through THE List
Tue., June 30, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We will walk through the terms identified by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House as per their March workshop with quantum experts. See: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/announcements/051820.jsp and https://files.webservices.illinois.edu/9156/keyconceptsforfutureqislearners5-20.pdf

Terrill L. Frantz, Professor Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Register [HERE]
The Race for Quantum Computing
Mon., May 25, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum computers are rapidly becoming commercially feasible and poised to revolutionize a number of technological fields. I will briefly summarize the history of quantum computing, current methods of construction, and what constitutes a quantum program. Three primary applications include machine learning, encryption & security, and chemistry. I will conclude by mentioning some business aspects of the field.

Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead, Business Development at Cambridge Quantum Computing
Register [HERE] (Produced by Portland Quantum Computing Meetup Group.)
Quantum Accelerators-The next step in computer architecture
Tue., May 26, 2020, 11:30pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
In this presentation, I will briefly highlight what makes quantum computing special and interesting. I will also highlight what still needs to be done and what disciplines should and can get more involved in this kind of research. A short presentation of quantum genome sequencing and analysis will be presented. In the final part of the presentation, I indicate what other fields should get more involved in this line of research.

Koen Bertels, Professor quantum computer architecture at Delft university of Technology in the Netherlands
Register [HERE]
Introduction to Quantum Computing
Tue., May 26, 2020, 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
In this session, we will introduce and discuss the fundamentals of quantum computing. We will then lead into creating a simple quantum algorithm using IBM Q Experience. There are no pre-requisites for this workshop. It will be hosted by Doug McClure. Doug McClure is a Research Staff Member and Manager of Quantum System Deployment at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York. Since joining IBM in 2012, he has focused on several aspects of building quantum computers based on superconducting qubits: improving quantum measurements, qubit coherence times, and most recently the performance, reliability, and applications of large multi-qubit devices. He received his PhD in experimental physics from Harvard University.

Doug McClure, IBM
Register [HERE] (Produced by Q-munity.)
An Introduction to Quantum Game Theory
Tue., May 26, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Game Theory is defined as "the study of mathematical models of strategic interaction among rational decision-makers", which is a very formal way of saying "it's the study of how games are played!" Quantum game theory takes the classical game theory games (e.g. the Prisoner's Dilemma) and asks what happens if we could play them on quantum computers. In this talk, I will cover the basics of what a "game theory" game is, what a "quantum game theory" game is, how you can study these types of games, and how the way we think about strategies change when you go from the classical to the quantum regime.

Rajiv Krishnakumar, Rajiv Krishnakumar received a PhD in experimental atomic physics from Stanford University in 2017. He then took up a joint postdoctoral fellowship position at Caltech and AT&T Foundry, after which he switched gears and joined the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs as a data scientist. For two years he worked on improving and automating part of the FX spot and forwards pricing decision making using machine learning and heuristics. Afterwards he moved on to the R&D team where for the past few months he has been working as a research scientist in the field of quantum computing. His current primary focus is on applying quantum algorithms to the fields of options pricing and reinforcement learning, and understanding if a quantum advantage can be attained in these fields.
Register [HERE] (Produced by New York Quantum Computing Meetup Group.)
Designing Variational Quantum Algorithms with Tequila
Wed., May 27, 2020, 10:01am-11:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Zaiku Group is a UK-based commercial R&D venture, with our research-arm focusing on solutions to deep-tech problems and our development-arm being the vehicle to propagate any emergent solutions.

Information [HERE](Produced by Zaiku Group).
Quantum circuits: from structure to software / Preparation of an Exciton Condensate of Photons on a 53-Qubit Quantum Computer
Wed., May 27, 2020, 11:00pm-12:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We’re happy to announce the first online meeting of the Quantum researchers from around the world. We start with two talks, from University of Chicago and from Oxford. Before the talks, we’ll do introductions, and afterwards, we’ll have time for Q&A and an unconference – a format when audience members can propose and give their own talks! Talk 1: Quantum circuits: from structure to software Quantum circuits are a de facto assembly language for quantum software. Programs are described as list of primitive operations, or gates, which are run in sequence on a quantum computer to perform a computation. Just like with classical software, there is more that one way to write a program to do the same job, and so it’s important to find programs that do that job as quickly and cheaply as possible. Looking at quantum circuits just as lists of gates doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what computation is being performed, or how it might be optimised. However, if we “break open” quantum gates, we see a rich graphical/algebraic structure inside called the ZX-calculus. This can be used not only for making quantum circuits more efficient, but also for performing other critical tasks like bug-checking. In this talk, I will give a brief overview of these techniques, and how they can be used with an open source software library called PyZX. Aleks Kissinger has been an Associate Professor of Quantum Computing in Oxford’s Computer Science Department since Autumn 2019. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor of Quantum Structures and Logic at Radboud University in Nijmegen. He is the co-author of Picturing Quantum Processes (a.k.a. “The Dodo Book”), and works on the applications of diagrams and logical structures in the foundations of physics and quantum software. Talk 2: Preparation of an Exciton Condensate of Photons on a 53-Qubit Quantum Computer Quantum computation promises an exponential speedup of certain classes of classical calculations through the preparation and manipulation of entangled quantum states. So far most molecular simulations on quantum computers, however, have been limited to small numbers of particles. Here we prepare a highly entangled state on a 53-qubit IBM quantum computer, representing 53 particles, which reveals the formation of an exciton condensate of photon particles and holes. While elusive for more than 50 years, such condensates were recently achieved for electron-hole pairs in graphene bilayers and metal chalcogenides. Our result with a photon condensate has the potential to further the exploration of this new form of condensate that may play a significant role in realizing efficient room-temperature energy transport.

Register [HERE](Produced by Quantum Conversations By the Bay [https://quantum.sv/]).
"On the order problem in construction of unitary operators for the Variational Quantum Eigensolver" and "Methods for Accelerating Geospatial Data Processing Using Quantum Computers"
Wed., May 27, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Quantum Research Seminars Toronto consist of two 30 min talks about some Quantum Computation topic. Seminars are given by high-level quantum computing researchers with the focus on disseminating their research among other researchers from this field. We encourage to attend researchers regardless of their experience as well as graduate and undergraduate students with particular interest in this field. Basic notions on quantum computing are assumed, but no expertise in any particular subject of this field. In this second series of seminars, the speakers will be Artur Izmaylov (UofT) and Max Henderson (Rigetti Computing). Their talks are titled "On the order problem in construction of unitary operators for the Variational Quantum Eigensolver" and "Methods for Accelerating Geospatial Data Processing Using Quantum Computers", respectively. We will send a Zoom link to those who register for this event.

Speakers:Artur Izmaylov (UofT) and Max Henderson (Rigetti Computing).
Register [HERE](Produced by Quantum Research Seminars Toronto).
CQE Research Briefing: Learning to Optimize Variational Quantum Circuits to Solve Combinatorial Problems.
Wed., May 27, 2020, 12:00pm-12:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
A discussion of Fast Relaxation on Qutrit Transitions of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds and new results. Citation: Learning to Optimize Variational Quantum Circuits to Solve Combinatorial Problems. S. Khairy, R. Shaydulin, L. Cincio, Y. Alexeev, P. Balaprakash. To appear in the proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) CQE Briefings are 30-minute presentations that communicate emerging research and new publications to the CQE community and create opportunities for collaboration. CQE scientists synthesize their research, discuss potential directions, and answer questions about their work. CQE members and partners are invited to participate to brainstorm future academic, national lab, and industry collaborations.

Information [HERE](Produced by Zaiku Group).
IBM Circuit Session
Wed., May 27, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
We explore the value and use of quantum circuits in this livestream public lecture series, Circuit Sessions, every Wednesday at 12:00 pm EDT. Together we will go through the fundamentals and practical uses of quantum circuits. We will explore how circuits are being used to run algorithms to learn how to progress toward future quantum advantage.

Lectures byIBMers, academics, and industry researchers.
View [HERE](Produced by IBM).
Quantum Development with Me!
Wed., May 27, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]

Sara Kaiser, Quantum Technologist
Live twitch [HERE] (Produced by Sara Kaiser Every Wed. and Sat. 3:00pm.)
QC Wkshp (1/5): Preparation and Primer + The Qubit and the Bloch Sphere
Wed., May 27, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
This hands on workshop is meant as a primer for the Software Engineer to learn Quantum Computing by a method of exposure - it seeks to avoid opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics and get right into software engineering and concept digestion. These modules are meant to be a progression, one building off of the previous module. The basic premise is that almost all of the Quantum Computing education is geared toward the Producers of QC and therefore lead with opaque mathematics and dense quantum physics as a matter of first course. This is a small group and they need to be trained that way. A much larger group (potentially) is the Consumers of QC - those folks who will take the produced technology and use it to solve real problems in the business landscape. The two fundamental education requirements for this group is (a) Software Engineering and (b) Professional Consulting Skills. SESSION ONE: Preparation and Primer + The Qubit and the Bloch Sphere • Preparation and Primer - This section articulates the portfolio of tools and frameworks used to expose the students to. • The Qubit and Bloch Sphere - The most fundamental unit in the QC space is the Qubit - the focus is how to understand the Qubit and how to manipulate it.

Matthew R. Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies + Distinguished Engineer : UHG/Optum Technology - Senior leadership role in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology Space - Combination role of (a) thought leader, (b) evangelist, (c) education SME, (d) strategist, and (e) delivery of projects and technical capabilities.
Register [HERE]
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Starting Up the Quantum Revolution
Thu., May 28, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
At this kick-off event, we will introduce you to our initiative. We have also invited our friend Jonathan Olson, to talk about his experience starting up the quantum revolution. Abstract: Quantum computing is both extremely promising yet extremely useless as of today. Quantum algorithms are theoretically capable of breaking the world’s most widely used encryption methods, but your cell phone has more practical value than today’s most powerful quantum computer. So, does it make sense to get into the field now? In this talk, Jonathan Olson will discuss how he co-founded a quantum computing company, why major tech companies are pouring millions of dollars into developing this new technology, and why getting in now makes a lot of sense. Bonus: We will hold breakout sessions from 20:00 on. We have matched participants who registered for these sessions, with moderators based on their background. We will communicate this tomorrow. For now, just know that we have the following moderators lined up for you: Brian Coyle: PhD student in Quantum Machine Learning at the University of Edinburgh Guillaume Verdon: Research Scientist Quantum and AI at X - the Moonshot Factory Jordi Tura Brugués: Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Martin Leib: Quantum Algorithm Expert at the Volkswagen AG Data:Lab Munich Witold W. Kowalczyk: Director European Business Development at Zapata Computing, Inc.

Jonathan Olson, Co-Founder, Zapata Computing
Register [HERE] (Produced by push.Quantum)
Quantum Programming 101: Solving a Problem From End to End
Thu., May 28, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Want to learn how to program a quantum computer? We will explain how to do so by running through a complete, simple example. We will explain how to formulate the problem, how to write it, and how to tune it for best results. Our team of experts will also be answering questions during the webinar. This webinar is intended for those with no or limited experience programming on a D-Wave quantum computer.

Register [HERE] (Produced by D-Wave Systems)
Developing and Benchmarking Quantum-Ready Applications
Thu., May 28, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm (GMT-4) View in your timezone: [HERE]
Steve will describe Quantum Computing Inc.’s technical strategy for developing/delivering quantum-ready apps and tools with superior performance now, present some recent performance results on the well-known MQlib benchmark suite, and answer questions. See: https://quantumcomputinginc.com/

Steve Reinhardt, VP, Product Development, Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI, Inc.)
Register [HERE]Produced by