Thank you all for making OneQuantum Zimbabwe inaugural event an amazing success!
So grateful to our volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and the global community
I want to personally thank you for all of your support. Thanks again to Frontline Contracting for being the lead sponsor of this event - they are really an amazing stand-up partner.
The summit was a success with 3 hours of content and a highly engaged audience. We had many first timers and experts from all fields, government, academia and industry. We started the event with a learning session to get everyone comfortable with the idea of quantum computing and get a view of its potential. We heard what quantum looks like from the view of a high school student and also the opportunity for quantum technologies in the construction industry.
Before we concluded with one on one networking at our cocktail party, we had an amazing panel discussion where the audience was highly engaged. The audience clapped, was inspired and laughed too. We couldn't have done it without you.
Our next event is taking shape and you do not want to miss out.
OneQuantum Zimbabwe is a community effort. I am happy to hear from everyone how best to move quantum forward in our beautiful country. We are always looking for volunteers and partners to help us expand and improve our efforts.
Please reach out to me with your goals at email@example.com.
Lorraine T Majiri | President | OneQuantum Zimbabwe
IBM Quantum Challenge Africa 2021
Registration is now open for the #ibmQuantumAfrica21 Challenge taking place from 9 - 21 September. Hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand and IBM Research Lab in South Africa, the challenge is aimed at African students, researchers, and industry to grow the #quantum community and skills in Africa.
Developed by African researchers, the challenge will focus on problems in the fields of optimization, finance, and chemistry. No formal education in quantum computing is required as the challenge focuses on its application to already existing classical problems.
IBM Quantum Challenge - Africa 2021
Application Now Open: Introduction to Quantum Computing course for high school students!
The application is live for our next Introduction to Quantum Computing course!This course is exclusively for high school students, and has been described by alumni as ‘"life-changing’" and "the best course ever."
The class will feature a weekly live lecture, lab sections taught by Teaching Assistants from leading quantum universities, and special events with industry and academic leaders. Please spread the word to high school students who may be interested!
Learn the foundations of quantum computing, including introductory linear algebra, quantum physics, coding in Python and Qiskit, quantum algorithms and protocols, and more
Run code on a real quantum computer
Participate in live classes taught by researchers from world-class quantum computing universities such as MIT
Meet fellow high school students from around the world
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quantum Quest training program
The University of Amsterdam andQuSoft are organizing The Quantum Quest training program in collaboration with Quantum Leap Africa. The program is a web/online class for high school and first-year university students with an interest in mathematics and computing. It is a five-week educative, interactive course with facilitators/teaching assistants to guide students all through the program. The program is also designed as an adventure to learn the basics of quantum computing. At the end of it, you will be able to understand what quantum bits and quantum algorithms are and why they are important.
The students, at the completion of the program, shall be awarded certificates.
The program shall start in November 2021.
High-Level Knowledge in math subjects
Currently attending high school /first year at University
Between ages 16-20 years
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Africa is at the heart of the world’s shared global future. Over the following decades, the continent will either be the engine room of the world or a vortex of chaos that will eventually swallow the world as a whole. Whatever world we end up with will depend on the foundation built today, making it mandatory and urgent that investment into Africa’s future is prioritized. If we don’t or don’t do it the right way, the consequences will have a resounding global effect, as the future of the rest of the world is tied hand in glove with Africa’s.
Event | OneQuantum Chairman André M. König and Women in Quantum President Denise Ruffner will be speaking about diversity in Quantum Computing at IEEE Quantum Week 2021 | October 17–22, 2021
Pharmaceutical development critically depends upon the latest computational tools. Most recently, pharma R&D has been looking to quantum computing (QC) for drug discovery, as one of the first commercial applications of this emerging field. QC is expected to be able to predict and simulate the structure, properties, and behavior (or reactivity) of these molecules more effectively than conventional computing can. Register to learn more.
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Interview | What it's like to work on quantum computing at AWS and advice on how to get into the field
Teaser: Can you describe your personal vision of what the quantum computing industry will look like over the next decade?
While there’s a lot of excitement and growth in quantum computing, it’s still early days for the technology. As an industry, we’re making advancements at a very impressive rate, yet we still have a long way to go before we have large, fault-tolerant quantum computers that can run some of the algorithms we’ve discovered. I’m optimistic about the future of quantum computing. I don’t know what the next decade will bring, but that’s the exciting part! All of us working in this space is able to help shape that vision in a meaningful way, and I find that very appealing.
Quantum Computing Is Coming. What Can It Do?
Digital computing has limitations in regards to an important category of calculation called combinatorics, in which the order of data is important to the optimal solution. These complex, iterative calculations can take even the fastest computers a long time to process. Computers and software that are predicated on the assumptions of quantum mechanics have the potential to perform combinatorics and other calculations much faster, and as a result, many firms are already exploring the technology, whose known and probable applications already include cybersecurity, bio-engineering, AI, finance, and complex manufacturing.
Progress in algorithms makes small, noisy quantum computers viable
Instead of waiting for fully mature quantum computers to emerge, Los Alamos National Laboratory and other leading institutions have developed hybrid classical/quantum algorithms to extract the most performance—and potentially quantum advantage—from today's noisy, error-prone hardware.
Understand and prepare for the potential security threat posed by quantum computers
The underlying algorithms in today’s cryptographic systems have generally been immune to attacks by even the fastest computers. However, some experts predict that within a decade, cybercriminals and nation-state actors with access to quantum computing capabilities may gain the ability to crack the public-key cryptography algorithms that serve as the backbone of today’s secure internet.
Riverlane awarded the first contract to supply quantum software to the UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre
Quantum computing has the potential to benefit many industries, including those focused on drug development, finance, and materials design. Delivering on this potential requires formidable developments in hardware and software to be able to reliably control the growing numbers of qubits necessary to power quantum computers. A key milestone on the pathway to practical quantum machines is the development of benchmarking tools that can assess qubit errors and overall system performance.
Interview | Merging AI and Quantum Computing To Boost Drug Discovery
Will quantum change everything? When? Are we there yet?
Check out this interview with Dr. Christopher Savoie, Co-founder, and CEO at Zapata Computing -- an American quantum software company on the cutting-edge of research in this area.
Qubits in Unison – Innovations in Global Control
Andre Saraiva summarises five different papers that lay down the details of an architecture for spin qubits that have a single global source of microwaves to control all of the qubits. This is a major advance in terms of the strategies for individualized control, as well as the engineering bottlenecks for massive integration of millions of qubits, as required for the most important applications of quantum computing.
Quantum networks based on color centers in diamond
With the ability to transfer and process quantum information, large-scale quantum networks will enable a suite of fundamentally new applications, from quantum communications to distributed sensing, metrology, and computing. This Perspective reviews requirements for quantum network nodes and color centers in diamond as suitable node candidates.
Xanadu and imec partner to develop photonic chips for fault-tolerant quantum computing
Xanadu (https://xanadu.ai), a full-stack photonic quantum computing company and imec (www.imec-int.com), a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, have today announced a partnership to develop the next generation of photonic qubits based on ultra-low loss silicon nitride (SiN) waveguides.
National Research Council of Canada is developing a new Challenge program for Applied Quantum Computing
The program will collaborate with industry and academia to support commercial innovation to build on Canada's position as a global leader in applied quantum computing. The program will also support quantum initiatives across the Government of Canada, working with federal departments, agencies, and Crown corporations to explore applications of quantum computing for public service operations and program delivery.
The Royal Society awards Michelle Simmons the prestigious Bakerian Medal
Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons AO at UNSW Science has been awarded the 2021 Bakerian Medal and Lecture, the premier lecture in physical sciences, by the Royal Society of London. The honor is in recognition of her “seminal contributions to our understanding of nature at the atomic scale by creating a sequence of world-first quantum electronic devices in which individual atoms control device behavior”.
Quantum positioning system could fill GPS gaps for aviation
Reducing the reliance on GPS and GNSS technologies is critical for scenarios where signals from these systems are not available, such as underwater or in space, or when they suffer disruptions due to technical issues, cyberattacks, and atmospheric or reflection effects.
High-BIAS2 is designed to demonstrate the rapid commercialization of quantum technologies for real-world applications.
A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality
Physicists have long suspected that quantum mechanics allows two observers to experience different, conflicting realities. Now they’ve performed the first experiment that proves it.
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