Tuesday, February 8, 2022
This brief talk by IBM Quantum Developer Advocate James Weaver introduces quantum computing with Qiskit to classical developers, and touches on the following concepts:
- Contrasting classical and quantum computing
- Axioms of quantum mechanics with Grumpy Cat
- Using IBM Quantum Circuit Composer
- Using IBM Quantum Lab (Python notebooks)
- Resources and next steps for attendees
The buzz about quantum computing has been rapidly increasing lately, and a growing number of developers have been looking into the subject. Concepts developers typically find challenging after cursory investigation of quantum computing include: superpositions of quantum bits (qubits), quantum gates, quantum entanglement (Einstein’s “spooky actions at a distance”), and the relevance of Schrödinger’s famous cat.
In this workshop, James Weaver gives a gentle introduction to quantum computing, followed by leading the participants in hands-on activities that leverage IBM Quantum simulators and computers.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
“TKET” is an architecture-agnostic quantum software stack and ‘best in class’ compiler. TKET translates machine independent algorithms into executable circuits, optimizing for physical qubit layout whilst reducing the number of required operations. TKET's state-of-the-art qubit scheduling and routing protocol ensures optimal results even in the Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) era. This enables our partners, collaborators and clients to effortlessly work across multiple platforms and tackle some of the most intriguing and important problems in chemistry, material science, finance and optimization.