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Launching QUANTUM: The Exhibition

Special guests at the launch of QUANTUM: The Exhibition holding a sign with the hashtag #quantumkw

On August 30, Martin Laforest wrote a blog post about how to create a 4,000 square foot museum exhibition about an invisible science. That exhibition, QUANTUM: The Exhibition, came to life at THEMUSEUM for an invitation-only premiere on October 13, 2016 and then for the general public the next day.

Alumna Sarah Sheldon on the IBM Quantum Experience

Sarah Sheldon with the USEQIP students

On Tuesday, June 7, 24 students attending the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) used the IBM Quantum Experience to test algorithms that they were learning about in the classroom. Former IQC  PhD student, Dr. Sarah Sheldon, now a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, introduced the students to the platform, assisted them in working through examples and described the inner workings of IBM’s quantum processor.

Specialized Quantum Computing

Attendees of the Semi-Quantum Computing workshop in 2016

On August 16-17 we organized (the first1) workshop on Semi-Quantum computing. It was a chance to discuss different approaches towards the first demonstration of a real quantum computational advantage. The approaches are seemingly very different, but many open challenges turn out to be similar.

How do you make a 4,000 square foot museum exhibition about an invisible science?

Artist's rendition of QUANTUM: The Exhibition

Following a PhD in experimental quantum information and a two-year stint as a postdoctoral researcher, I have been fortunate enough to land my dream job. For the last six years, I have been a full-time outreach scientist. My job is to communicate and teach the wonders of quantum information science and technology to a variety of audiences: from high school students and teachers, to undergraduate students, the general public, government officials and members of the high tech industry.

USEQIP students take on the IBM Quantum Experience

Emily Tyhurst

The first time that the IBM Quantum Experience was used as a classroom educational tool was June 7 at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Stories from the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.

 -Edward Bloom in Big Fish

What I left with from RQI-N 2016

The IQC recently hosted a conference on Relativistic Quantum Information (RQI). My research falls within this field, which is a relatively-new, but quickly-expanding field which exists at the intersection of quantum information and relativity. By utilizing tools from these fields, RQI provides insights into the nature of gravity and the structure of spacetime, as well as how relativity can affect quantum information tasks.

When quantum correlations need a helping hand

Imagine you have a box with some switches and knobs, which displays a message on its screen every time you press the big red button that says "press me".

My experience with the IBM Quantum Experience

On Tuesday, June 7, 24 students attending the Undergraduate School for Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) used the IBM Quantum Experience to test algorithms that they were learning about in the classroom.

This was the first time that the platform was used as an educational tool in a classroom. Here's what one student, Michael Wolfe, an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, had to say about the experiment:

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QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

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