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Quantum Computing Now

By Ethan Hansen
Quantum Computing is pretty cool, but how cool is it exactly? I can't answer that, but if you listen to the podcast you'll quickly learn that it lies somewhere between Very Cool and Extremely Cool.

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Travis Scholten and News from IEEE Quantum Week - Episode 23 [Hybrid]

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Travis Scholten and News from IEEE Quantum Week - Episode 23 [Hybrid]
An excellent talk with an excellent person! Learn all about what IBM’s been up to recently! Link to QCN show type poll: https://surveyjs.io/published?id=559dac01-5ce1-450a-8aea-b639311758cb IBM and Unitary Fund: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2019/11/ibm-and-the-unitary-fund-unite-for-open-source-projects-for-quantum-computing/ Qiskit quantum optimization module: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2020/07/quantum-optim-module/ Qiskit Metal: https://thequantumdaily.com/2020/10/19/qiskit-metal-ibm-community-building-a-computer-aided-program-for-quantum-device-design/ Qiskit: https://qiskit.org/ Qiskit Metal: https://qiskit.org/metal/ IBM Q Experience: https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/ Will Zeng Jungle slides: http://willzeng.com/shared/QCE2020_QuantumJungle.pdf IBM Roadmap: https://thequantumdaily.com/2020/09/15/ibms-quantum-roadmap-points-toward-1000-qubit-quantum-computer-by-2023/ Quantum Aviary: https://thequantumaviary.blogspot.com Episode w/ Zlatko: https://anchor.fm/quantumcomputingnow/episodes/Zlatko-Minev--Error-Correction--Episode-19-Hybrid-ehu3q5 Episode w/ Nathan: https://anchor.fm/quantumcomputingnow/episodes/Nathan-Shammah--Unitary-Fund---Episode-17-eglrsq Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen/?referrer=1ethanhansen 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/ QRL: Q0106000c95fe7c29fa6fc841ab9820888d807f41d4a99fc4ad9ec5510a5334c72ef8d0f8c44698 Monero: 47e9C55PhuWDksWL9BRoJZ2N5c6FwP9EFUcbWmXZS8AWfazgxZVeaw7hZZmXXhf3VQgodWKwVq629YC32tEd1STkStwfh5Y Ethereum: 0x9392079Eb419Fa868a8929ED595bd3A85397085B
46:27
November 10, 2020
Dr. Christopher Savoie and Life Sciences – Episode 22 [Hybrid]
QED-C survey of life sciences companies: https://quantumconsortium.org/almost-one-third-of-life-science-companies-set-to-begin-quantum-computing-evaluation-this-year/ NSF starting 3 quantum institutes: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/announcements/072120.jsp QED-C website: https://quantumconsortium.org/ Zapata Computing website: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/ IBM Q Experience: https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/ MIT OpenCourseWare QC course: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-435j-quantum-computation-fall-2003/ Quantum.country QC: https://quantum.country Orquestra Commercial Release: https://thequantumdaily.com/2020/09/24/zapata-announces-commercial-release-of-orquestra-the-workflow-based-modular-toolset-for-applied-quantum-computing/ Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen/ 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
47:40
September 29, 2020
Michał Stęchły and QOSF – Episode 21 [Hybrid]
What is the role of higher education in QC?: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.16444.pdf QOSF mentorship program open for applications: https://www.qosf.org/qc_mentorship Optimization on Sycamore processor paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2004.04197.pdf Reachability Deficits in quantum approximation paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2007.09148.pdf Michał’s email: michal@qosf.org Michał’s blog: https://www.mustythoughts.com/ Michał’s Github: https://github.com/mstechly Michał’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/micha%C5%82-st%C4%99ch%C5%82y-a032b5a5/ Michał’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mstechly How I got a job in QC: https://www.mustythoughts.com/how-i-got-a-job-in-qc How to get started in QC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp7N-BaDxIs Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com QCN gather.town (thursday at 1 UTC) https://gather.town/fh5g7HpuMejUUhSg/quantum-computing-now https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen/ 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
1:02:41
September 5, 2020
John Prisco and Quantum Cryptography – Episode 20 [Hybrid]
Quantum Xchange website: https://quantumxc.com/ Quantum Xchange linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/quantum-xchange/ Quantum Xchange twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Xchange NIST PQC enters selection round: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2020/07/nists-post-quantum-cryptography-program-enters-selection-round China’s Micius satellite sets new record: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/china-reaches-new-milestone-in-space-based-quantum-communications/ DOE quantum internet blueprint: https://repub.li/department-of-energy-blueprint-for-domestic-quantum-internet/ Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen/ 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
51:14
August 30, 2020
Zlatko Minev & Error Correction – Episode 19 [Hybrid]
I had a great time talking with Dr. Zlatko Minev in this episode! We got to talk about new quantum physics, error correction, and qiskit community, as well as quantum mechanics for doing the dishes Qiskit community: https://github.com/qiskit-community Zlatko’s twitter: https://twitter.com/zlatko_minev Zlatkos’s website: https://www.zlatko-minev.com/ Open Labs’ website: https://theopenlabs.org/ Computerphile error correction series: https://invidio.us/playlist?list=PLvc8eb5AdU4fPkWSJVLip-g9wcSO6MhAC Qiskit now runs on AQT trapped ion machines: https://www.aqt.eu/aqt-now-supports-qiskit/ Qiskit Global Summer School: https://qiskit.org/events/summer-school/ Quantum Information Science Seminar Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvr0uEoGFo08n4-WrM_8fft2 Zlatko Minev’s website: https://www.zlatko-minev.com/ QCN gather.town:   https://gather.town/fh5g7HpuMejUUhSg/quantum-computing-now Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen/ 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
59:06
August 10, 2020
Peter Johnson & VQE - Episode 18 [Hybrid]
I had an excellent, thoroughly entertaining, and long chat with Peter Johnson from Zapata Computing. We got to talk a lot about VQE, quantum advantage, and new algorithms that try to squeeze performance out of quantum hardware.  Zapata Paper Announcement video (MUST WATCH): https://youtube.com/watch?v=RifDO1zBYjI  arXiv link to paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.09350  A Quantum Festschrift for David Poulin: https://www.cifar.ca/cifarnews/2020/06/17/a-quantum-festschrift-for-david-poulin  Qiskit blog about quantum advantage: https://medium.com/qiskit/this-proof-demonstrates-a-quantum-advantage-even-for-noisy-quantum-computers-b44a738801ad  QCN gather.town: https://gather.town/fh5g7HpuMejUUhSg/quantum-computing-now  Time zone converter for QCN Gather meetup: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200807T010000&p1=tz_pt&p2=1440  My Zapata blog post on Why Workflows? https://www.zapatacomputing.com/quantum-enabled-workflows/  Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com  https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen/  1ethanhansen@protonmail.com  https://thequantumdaily.com/
1:22:04
August 3, 2020
Nathan Shammah & Unitary Fund - Episode 17
Ethan talks with Nathan Shammah about unitary fund, open science, and science communication  Unitary Fund link: https://unitary.fund/  Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com  https://minds.com/1ethanhansen  1ethanhansen@protonmail.com  https://thequantumdaily.com/
41:06
July 13, 2020
Johan Vos - Episode 16 [Interview]
In this episode I sit down with Johan Vos to talk about his new book Quantum Computing for Developers Manning affiliate link: http://www.manning.com/?a_aid=Quantum-Computing-Now  Johan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/johanvos  Affiliate link to book: https://www.manning.com/books/quantum-computing-for-developers?a_aid=Quantum-Computing-Now&a_bid=8d4decc3  Strange on Github: https://github.com/qcjava/strange  Quantum Computing for the Very Curious: https://quantum.country/  Paper on higher education and skills in quantum industry: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.16444.pdf  Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com  https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen  1ethanhansen@protonmail.com  https://thequantumdaily.com/
32:26
July 5, 2020
Anisha Musti & Quantum Machine Learning - Episode 15 [Hybrid]
Ethan and Anisha Musti chat about what’s going on in the world of quantum, and Ethan learns a thing or two about quantum machine learning.  Anisha’s Medium: https://medium.com/@anishamusti Anisha’s Website: http://anishamusti.com/ Anisha’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/anishamusti Q-munity website: https://www.qmunity.tech/ Anisha on The Quantum Daily: https://thequantumdaily.com/user/anisham/?profiletab=posts AlphaZero for Quantum: https://phys.org/news/2020-01-alphazero-quantum-world.html Tensorflow Quantum: https://www.tensorflow.org/quantum Microsoft Quantum Impact: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFPUGjQjckXFsOEBvvaDeIk5GxctP0ZhX Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://twitter.com/1ethanhansen 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
54:26
June 23, 2020
Quantum Intuition - Episode 14 [Basics]
In this episode Ethan relinquishes the reigns to a guest: Quantum Intuition! Quantum Intuition channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2knDbf4kzT3uzWo7iTJyw  My first video on Quantum Intuition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NulBqfeWHPc  My takeover video on Quantum Intuition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DF1uAOubPc  Daniel on The Quantum Daily: https://thequantumdaily.com/user/dncolomer/?profiletab=posts  Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com  https://twitter.com/1ethanhansen  1ethanhansen@protonmail.com  https://thequantumdaily.com/ Also funny side-note: I tried to get a transcript using DeepSpeech and their default trained model. It went less than well
30:43
May 29, 2020
Anastasia Marchenkova - Episode 13 [Interview]
I had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Anastasia Marchenkova, a QC researcher/programmer/does-everything-extraordinaire at Bleximo to talk about how quantum computing has progressed, where it's going, and how it can be leveraged in the short term with NISQ devices Anastasia’s website: https://www.amarchenkova.com/ Anastasia’s twitter: https://twitter.com/amarchenkova  Bleximo’s website: https://bleximo.com/ Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://twitter.com/1ethanhansen 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
35:43
May 18, 2020
Junye Huang - Episode 12 [Interview]
In this episode I sit down with Junye Huang, a Quantum Developer Advocate for Qiskit and IBM. We talked a bit about hackathons, a bit about quantum materials, a bit about topological qubits, really a bit about everything! Junye on twitter: https://twitter.com/HuangJunye Qiskit on Twitter: https://twitter.com/qiskit Join the Qiskit slack and send me a ‘hi’ : https://qiskit.slack.com/ Qiskit YouTube (invidious mirror): https://www.invidio.us/channel/UClBNq7mCMf5xm8baE_VMl3A My TQD article: https://thequantumdaily.com/2020/04/28/why-create-a-quantum-computing-podcast/ Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://twitter.com/1ethanhansen 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
37:49
April 30, 2020
Abraham Asfaw – Episode 11 [Interview]
In this episode I sit down with Abe Asfaw to talk about all things qiskit, quantum computing education, and quantum programming. Oh and I hope you like interviews because I have a lot coming up :) Qiskit Textbook: https://qiskit.org/textbook/preface.html Coding with Qiskit: https://www.invidio.us/playlist?list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvp2xg9-POLJhQwtVktlYGbY Pulse Level Programming with Lauren Capelluto: https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=ZvipHRY-URs Qiskit website: https://qiskit.org/ Abe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/abe_asfaw Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://twitter.com/1ethanhansen 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/
34:08
April 17, 2020
Season Two Intro – Episode 10 [General]
 The world is ending! I’m quitting podcasting! Quantum computing is still cool! Wait what do you mean we aren’t playing two truths and a lie? Oh and I forgot to mention, my brother did the updated cover art for season 2. Thank you! https://twitter.com/1ethanhansen 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/ Happy April Fools’ Day!
03:08
April 2, 2020
Robert Sutor - Episode 9 [Interview]
Dancing with Qubits by Robert Sutor: https://www.robertsutor.com/dancing-with-qubits/ Blog post on IBM Q readout: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2020/01/quantum-limited-amplifiers/ AXIOM: The Scientific Computation System https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0387978550/acmorg-20 The Quantum Daily’s review of Dancing with Qubits: https://thequantumdaily.com/2020/01/09/dancing-with-qubits-serves-as-a-guide-for-the-quantum-curious-and-the-quantum-serious/ Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/1ethanhansen Produced in partnership with The Quantum Daily: https://thequantumdaily.com/
43:41
February 17, 2020
QuantumFight2019 - Episode 8 [News]
Can you even call it "news" if it's 3 months old? Maybe it should be tagged with [olds] Blanket of light https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6463/369 https://phys.org/news/2019-10-blanket-quantum.html Volkswagen https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/volkswagen-optimizes-traffic-flow-with-quantum-computers-5507 Google’s Paper: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1666-5 https://youtu.be/FklMpRiTeTA IBM’s response: https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.09534v2 https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2019/10/on-quantum-supremacy/ Microsoft Azure Quantum https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/quantum/ Qiskit 0.13 has support for trapped ion qubits https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2019/11/qiskit-for-multiple-architectures/ Horse Ridge https://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-introduces-horse-ridge-enable-commercially-viable-quantum-computers/#gs.s23jo0 Amazon Braket https://aws.amazon.com/braket/ IBM Quantum Volume 32 w/ Raleigh https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2020/01/quantum-volume-32/ PennyLane and Strawberry Fields https://pennylane.ai/ https://strawberryfields.readthedocs.io/en/stable/ Yao http://docs.yaoquantum.org/stable/ https://github.com/QuantumBFS/Yao.jl/blob/master/docs/src/benchmarks.md Quantum Inspire https://www.quantum-inspire.com/ Quantum Frameworks lists https://quantiki.org/wiki/list-qc-simulators https://qosf.org/project_list/ Distributed Quantum Computing https://phys.org/news/2013-02-efficient-quantum.html https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspa.2012.0686 The Quantum Daily https://thequantumdaily.com/
1:02:11
January 13, 2020
All the Frameworks - Episode 7 [Basics]
From Qiskit to QuTiP, from Cirq to Ocean SDK, there are a lot of different frameworks to start with quantum computing out there. Which one you should start with can get confusing. In this episode I hope to break down and give an overview of the major players that you’ll hear about in the quantum community. Qiskit https://qiskit.org/ https://github.com/Qiskit/qiskit https://github.com/Qiskit/qiskit-textbook QuTiP http://qutip.org/ https://github.com/qutip Q# https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/language/?view=qsharp-preview https://github.com/Microsoft/Quantum https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/?view=qsharp-preview https://github.com/microsoft/qsharp-compiler Pyquil https://github.com/rigetti/pyquil https://github.com/rigetti/quilc http://docs.rigetti.com/en/stable/index.html Cirq https://github.com/quantumlib/Cirq https://cirq.readthedocs.io/en/stable/index.html Ocean SDK https://docs.ocean.dwavesys.com/en/latest/index.html https://github.com/dwavesystems/dwave-ocean-sdk Q.js https://stewdio.github.io/q.js/index.html https://github.com/stewdio/q.js
32:33
December 2, 2019
Amira Abbas - Episode 6 [Interview]
Qiskit Camp 101 by Amira Abbas: https://medium.com/@amyami187/qiskit-camp-101-b386e9377e4f Follow Amira Abbas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmiraMorphism Supervised Learning with Quantum Computers: https://www.amazon.com/Supervised-Learning-Quantum-Computers-Technology/dp/3319964232 QuantumFight2019 stuff: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2019/10/on-quantum-supremacy/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1666-5
29:33
November 4, 2019
Google's Quantum Supremacy - Episode 5 [News]
Google Quantum Supremacy: Full paper here: https://www.inverse.com/article/59507-full-quantum-supremacy-paper Fortune report: https://fortune.com/2019/09/20/google-claims-quantum-supremacy/ The Verge report: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/23/20879485/google-quantum-supremacy-qubits-nasa John Preskill on Quantum Supremacy: https://quantamagazine.org/john-preskill-explains-quantum-supremacy-20191002/ IBM 53 qubit machine https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/18/ibm-will-soon-launch-a-53-qubit-quantum-computer/ https://www.hpcwire.com/2019/09/19/ibm-opens-quantum-computing-center-announces-53-qubit-machine/ https://www.cnet.com/news/ibm-new-53-qubit-quantum-computer-is-its-biggest-yet/ Probabilistic bits: Original paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1557-9 https://phys.org/news/2019-09-poor-qubit-quantum-problems.html https://indorecording.com/hardware/poor-mans-qubit-first-hardware-of-a-probabilistic-computer-now-available/ New material: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6462/238 https://in.mashable.com/science/7546/researchers-discover-a-material-that-might-power-quantum-computers https://www.inverse.com/article/60021-quantum-game-changer https://thequantumdaily.com/
34:13
October 21, 2019
Quantum-safe Encryption - Episode 4 [Basics]
    • General Info on post-quantum cryptography         ◦ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-quantum_cryptography      • Open Quantum Safe         ◦ https://openquantumsafe.org/         ◦ https://github.com/open-quantum-safe      • Bitcoin         ◦ https://medium.com/fintech-kellogg/quantum-computing-is-it-the-end-of-the-blockchain-10fa7e222b0a     • How many qubits to run Shor’s Algorithm         ◦ https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/87345/how-many-qubits-are-needed-to-factor-2048-bit-rsa-keys-on-a-quantum-computer         ◦ https://crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/35137/how-many-qubits-are-required-to-break-rsa-2048-or-4096-with-a-universal-quantum         ◦ https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613596/how-a-quantum-computer-could-break-2048-bit-rsa-encryption-in-8-hours/         ◦ https://www.entrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/WP_QuantumCrypto_Jan09.pdf         ◦ https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1118&context=forum_lectures      • Quantum-resistant Cryptocurrencies         ◦ http://www.cryptomorrow.com/2017/10/21/quantum-resistant-cryptocurrencies/         ◦ IOTA: http://www.tangleblog.com/2017/01/25/the-tech-behind-iota-explained/         ◦ QRL: https://medium.com/the-quantum-resistant-ledger/quantum-supremacy-and-the-case-for-quantum-security-today-in-blockchain-390fe55daab5         ◦ Ethereum: https://coindoo.com/ethereum-will-be-quantum-resistant-in-three-to-five-year-time-says-danny-ryan/     • If you want to donate some IOTA to me:         ◦ BCLIGDITATGZBUFRLYIYFQK9BJETNSDPXCDEDEAGQVAKQFMWPWTHEBXWUQKQONORFSCGG9HWKUFOVALOXLUSAJWGEA
30:00
September 30, 2019
Dr. James Wootton - Episode 3 [Interview]
Link to Dr. James Wootton’s Medium page:  https://medium.com/@decodoku Link to Qiskit’s Medium page: https://medium.com/qiskit Link to Qiskit textbook: https://community.qiskit.org/textbook/ Produced in partnership with The Quantum Daily https://thequantumdaily.com
17:25
September 14, 2019
Speedy Two Qubit Gates - Episode 2 [News]
We've got a lot of news this week, some of which we couldn't get to because of time constraints. However, this episode contains a lot and a lot of it is really interested, so stay tuned! On two qubit speedy gates: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1381-2 https://phys.org/news/2019-07-two-qubit-gate-speediest-quantum.html https://youtu.be/BcsdCMix1ns On Neven's law: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/kocfkckguq On qudits: https://futurism.com/forget-qubits-quantum-scientists-building-qudits On limitations: https://phys.org/news/2019-07-limitation-exposed-quantum-material.html https://www.azoquantum.com/News.aspx?newsID=6593 On quantum-classical transition:  https://phys.org/news/2019-07-quantum-classical-worlds.html 
24:23
August 5, 2019
Intro to QC - Episode 1 [Basics]
What even is a Quantum Computer? What is a qubit? Does Ethan even know what he's talking about? {SPOILER} No one does... Frame of Essence video on how QC works: https://youtu.be/ZoT82NDpcvQ Minutephysics video on Shor’s Algorithm: https://youtu.be/lvTqbM5Dq4Q  Hello Quantum from IBM: https://helloquantum.mybluemix.net/ Decodoku - Quantum Error Correction: https://decodoku.itch.io/decodoku Crash Course Computer Science:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpIctyqH29Q&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNlUrzyH5r6jN9ulIgZBpdo  If you're interested in learning more about Quantum Decoherence, check this out:  https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qm-decoherence/
37:50
July 22, 2019
Pilot - Episode 0 [General]
Bloch Sphere: https://www.clipartsfree.net/clipart/3560-qubit-bloch-sphere-clipart.html Dwave website: https://www.dwavesys.com/resources/media-resources
08:53
July 7, 2019