IMAGINE YOU COULD TRAVEL BACK IN TIME…
to better prepare yourself for the rise of the Internet or mobile devices. That’s the opportunity that exists now with quantum computing. The IBM Q Hub at NC State is a center of quantum computing education, research, development and implementation. We work directly with IBM to advance quantum computing as well as interdisciplinary applied research, student development and quantum computing curricula at NC State. NC State researchers and students collaborate with IBM scientists, engineers and consultants to pioneer quantum computing in order to solve real-world problems faster and more efficiently than may be possible with a classical computer.
Estimated industry value for quantum computing by 2029.Source: Gartner.com
This is Quantum Computing
Quantum computers are incredibly powerful machines that take a new approach to processing information using the principles of quantum mechanics. There are currently problems that classic computers can’t solve. These generally involve exponential scaling such as large-scale optimization or chemistry simulations. Quantum computers are being built to work with classical computers to solve these problems.
Quantum computing has been pursued for decades in research labs and is still in early stages of development. However, prototype machines are today getting bigger and more capable, and significant advances are being made in quantum software development. Industries are just starting to explore the possibilities, and universities are beginning to develop quantum computing curriculums. Quantum computing has the potential to solve large-scale societal challenges in areas such as complex optimization, molecular modeling, machine learning, physics, materials science, chemical simulations and data discovery, and impact future breakthroughs in:
- Helping researchers create new medicines or materials
- Delivering (shipping, transporting) a product across the globe with the least amount of fuel
- Managing risk in constantly fluctuating financial markets
- Training artificial intelligence
Keeping Up with Q Hub
Scientists Prove a Quantum Computing Advantage over Classical
Scientists Sergey Bravyi of IBM Research, David Gosset of the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing, and Robert König of the Institute for Advanced Study and Zentrum Mathematik, Technische Universität München, have published in Science as “Quantum advantage with shallow circuits.”
NC State Names Executive Director, Chief Scientist for IBM Q Hub
NC State recently named two leaders for the new IBM Quantum Computing Hub on Centennial Campus.
Daniel Stancil, Alcoa Distinguished Professor and head of NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be executive director of the hub, and Patrick Dreher, research professor in the Department of Computer Science and associate faculty member in the Department of Physics, will be the hub’s chief scientist.
Quantum in the News More News
Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor
Oct 23, 2019 | Google AI Blog | Posted by John Martinis and Sergio Boixo
Physicists have been talking about the power of quantum computing for over 30 years, but the questions have always been: will it ever do something useful and is it worth investing in? For such large-scale endeavors it is good engineering practice to formulate...
On "Quantum Supremacy"
Oct 21, 2019 | IBM Research Blog | Written by: Edwin Pednault, John Gunnels & Dmitri Maslov, and Jay Gambetta
Quantum computers are starting to approach the limit of classical simulation and it is important that we continue to benchmark progress and to ask how difficult they are to simulate. This is a fascinating scientific question...
Quantum Computing Starts Now
Aug 13, 2019 via EETimes
This early start is necessary because quantum computing is not simply faster computing, it differs dramatically from traditional computing in the way it solves problems. Developers will need the time to become familiar with the new approach so that they are prepared to use quantum computing as soon as it is ready.
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