What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in quantum computing. We host regular talks on quantum computing and quantum technologies. Topics may include quantum sensors, quantum cryptography, quantum simulation, quantum metrology, quantum imaging, and quantum artificial intelligence. We also provide opportunities for researchers, technologists, students, and investors to network and share ideas. All experience levels are welcome. Let's learn from each other and build the future of quantum computing!

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Cambridge Quantum Computing (https://cambridgequantum.com/)

Upcoming events (4)

MNQC: A career journey from physics to AI

CoCreatz Coworking & Venue

NOTE: We are meeting at a new location! AGENDA 5:45p - 6:00p - Doors open 6:00p - Food and general merriment 6:30p - Main presentation by Dr. Michael Albright 7:30p - Short presentations - Contact an organizer if you would like to present. 8:00p - Wrap up and disperse Food and beverages will be provided. MAIN PRESENTATION Title: "A career journey from physics to AI" Abstract: In 2015, I took a bold leap from physics into data science. In this presentation, I’ll talk about my career journey, starting from what sparked my interest in math (way back in 7th grade), through my Ph.D. in theoretical physics, my internship at the supercomputing company Cray, and my current job as a data scientist. I’ll share examples of interesting problems that I’ve worked on along the way – from physics simulations of magnetic data storage to data science and AI. I’ll also share some examples of helpful things that I did to prepare for my career in data science. Bio: Michael Albright is a senior data scientist in the Data Science and Video Analytics group in Honeywell Labs in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Minnesota in 2015.

Solving Unsolvable Problems: The Future of Quantum Computing

Registration required – register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solving-unsolvable-problems-the-future-of-quantum-computing-tickets-73363073929 This event will be live streamed. Event Description: Solving Unsolvable Problems: The Future of Quantum Computing Quantum computing has the potential to solve currently unsolvable problems, create unhackable networks, and spur rapid innovation across many different fields. Advancing this technology will require a global effort by leading experts in academia, government and industry. Join Talia Gershon, director of research strategy and growth initiatives at IBM Research, and David Awschalom, director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, to hear more about the progress and promise of quantum computing and technology, and how universities, laboratories, and companies in the Chicago area are ensuring the US leadership in this critical area of research. This event, hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, is part of the Chicago Quantum Summit, a program of presentations and discussion exploring the future of quantum computing and information science. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Moderator: Ryan Mandelbaum, staff writer, Gizmodo Speakers: Talia Gershon is IBM’s director of research strategy & growth initiatives, responsible for driving initiatives that maximize the impact of IBM Research on the company and the world. Her role spans many areas for IBM Research, including: reimagining the way IBM’s scientists define and deliver their work; creating a technology outlook that can shape the future of the IBM company; and accelerating the path to impact for select emerging technology and business opportunities that span multiple domains, from quantum computing to AI and IoT. Additionally, Talia is an accomplished researcher and inventor. She has an h-index of 22 and has filed over 40 patents in areas ranging from materials science innovations to novel device concepts and new kinds of tooling and technology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from MIT in 2008 and her PhD in materials science at Cambridge University in 2012, where she was a Gates Scholar. David Awschalom is the Liew Family Professor at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, and director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. David is one of the world’s leading scientists in spintronics and quantum information engineering. His research involves understanding and controlling the spins of electrons, ions, and nuclei for fundamental studies of quantum systems, as well as potential applications in computing, imaging and encryption. David is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the European Academy of Sciences.

2019 Chicago Quantum Summit

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The second annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted at the University of Chicago, will engage scientific and government leaders from around the globe and the industries that will drive the applications of emerging quantum information science research. With a focus on building international community, these experts will discuss the future of quantum information science and technology and strategies to build tomorrow’s quantum workforce. Attendance at the Summit is by invitation only. This event will be live streamed. View the agenda: https://quantum.uchicago.edu/events/summit2019/agenda/ Join us on Thursday, October 24 for an evening presentation in downtown Chicago featuring Talia Gershon, Director, Research Strategy & Growth Initiatives at IBM Research. The event is open to the public. Learn more: https://quantum.uchicago.edu/events/summit2019/publicevent/

CADSCOM 2019: Colloquium on Analytics, Data Science, and Computing

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cadscom-2019-colloquium-on-analytics-data-science-and-computing-tickets-65442154245 Description: The Metro Analytics Club at Metropolitan State and the Twin Cities ACM Professional Chapter invite students, faculty and professionals to CADSCOM 2019, with generous sponsorship by the MinnState IT Center of Excellence. This 2nd Colloquium features prominent keynotes, industry-faculty panels, and peer-reviewed papers. Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chuck Easttom, Texas, US - Quantum Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence The current state of the field will be explored. This includes discussion of current research in implementing machine learning in quantum environments. Then the potential impact for quantum computing on synthetic consciousness will be explored. This will explore a range of topics including the ramification of Penrose’s ORCH-OR theory in a quantum computing environment. Finally, current advances in quantum information theory will be discussed. Speaker bio: Dr. Chuck Easttom is the author of 27 books, including several on computer security, forensics, and cryptography. He has also authored scientific papers on digital forensics, cyber warfare, cryptography, and applied mathematics.

Past events (6)

Quantum Computing: Why, How, and When

McNamara Alumni Center

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