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IBM Quantum

IBM Quantum Innovation Centers are part of a worldwide community of leading Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions, and national research labs working with IBM to advance quantum computing.

Promoting Quantum Computing Research and Applications

The IBM Quantum Innovation Center at NC State is a center of quantum computing education, research, development and implementation. We work directly with our industry and academic members and IBM to advance quantum computing, as well as interdisciplinary applied research, student development and quantum computing curricula at NC State. Together we are working to solve real-world problems faster and more efficiently than may be possible with a classical computer.


Analysts predict quantum computing creates value of $450 to $850 Billion in 20 years

Inside the IBM Quantum Lab with Dr. Olivia Lanes

Join us for a thorough tour of an IBM Quantum lab and data center. See exactly where qubits live inside a 15 mK cryostat and how we can take data and communicate with our quantum computers.

Olivia walks you through a typical quantum lab and showcases the major cryogenic and room temperature components needed to work with a quantum computer. See exactly where qubits live inside a 15 mK cryostat, learn about all the parts inside the fridge, and get closer to quantum technology.

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 Today

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. With access to state-of-the-art quantum computers through the IBM Quantum Innovation Center at NC State, our faculty and students are making significant contributions to these advances. 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:

  • Understanding fundamental problems in chemistry and physics
  • 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

The University of South Carolina Joins IBM Quantum Innovation Center at NC State

Being a member of the Quantum Innovation Center offers the University of South Carolina unique opportunities. Quantum computing has far-reaching potential for research, and exposing students, faculty and researchers across the country to this promising new field will reap benefits for NC State, U of SC and IBM alike.

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Keeping Up with the Quantum Innovation Center

Health Care Company Anthem Joins NC State’s IBM Quantum Innovation Center

Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefits company, is the second founding member to join the IBM Quantum Innovation Center at NC State University, where it will explore how quantum computing may further enhance the consumer health care experience…

Inside the IBM Q Network