This group explores the theory and application of quantum computing. It is open to quantum computing professionals, scientists, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about this important and rapidly developing field.
About a year ago, Google announced that they had reached a new milestone in quantum computing that they refer to as « quantum supremacy ». They claimed that their quantum chip had performed a task that would take thousands of years to simulate on the largest existing supercomputer. In this talk, I will first review the experimental findings. Then, I will challenge their claim and show that, while it would indeed require an exponentially large computing time to simulate a perfect quantum computer, simulating a real one with a finite fidelity is much easier. I will present how it can be done with quantum states compression techniques borrowed from many-body theory.
Presentation by Mark Jackson, Cambridge Quantum Computing
“tket” is an architecture-agnostic quantum software stack and ‘best in class’ compiler. tket translates machine independent algorithms into executable circuits, optimising 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.
At Unitary Fund we're creating a quantum technology ecosystem faster, better, and to benefit everyone. It’s been a disruptive time in the past year or so and we’ve been amazed by the resilience of the quantum open-source community and the efficiency of Unitary Fund’s operations model. In this talk I'll present some highlights from Unitary Fund activities: We’ve further grown the microgrants program, spurring from software to education and new communities, enabled by an advisory board of 15 amazing volunteers. We created Unitary Fund’s research arm, Unitary Labs, hiring top experts in open-source quantum software. At Unitary Labs we're building Mitiq, the world’s first quantum error mitigation toolkit, compatible with most existing frameworks and already used for multiple research studies. We connect, nurture and help acknowledge talent in the open quantum community, supporting established open-source projects, such as QuTiP.