## From Bits to Qubits: A Mathematical Introduction to Quantum Computing

Presentation given at the MN Quantum Computing meetup on September 19, 2019.

Presentation given at the MN Quantum Computing meetup on September 19, 2019.

IBM has released an open source textbook: Learn Quantum Computation using Qiskit. There is also a series of video lectures on YouTube that accompany the textbook.

The book covers the following topics:

- Quantum states and qubits
- Single-qubit and multi-qubit gates
- Quantum algorithms, including quantum teleportation, Deutsch-Joza, Bernstein-Vazirani, the quantum Fourier transform, and Grover's algorithm.
- Quantum algorithms for applications (molecular simulation and boolean satisfiability)
- Investigating quantum hardware using Qiskit, including error correction and mitigation.

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*Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects* (2019) provides an introduction to the field, including the unique characteristics and constraints of the technology, and assesses the feasibility and implications of creating a functional quantum computer capable of addressing real-world problems. This report considers hardware and software requirements, quantum algorithms, drivers of advances in quantum computing and quantum devices, benchmarks associated with relevant use cases, the time and resources required, and how to assess the probability of success. The full text is available as a free PDF download.

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The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the 14th Annual Misel Family Lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend this event. If you have further questions regarding the lecture please contact us at ftpi@umn.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

SPEAKER: Professor Charles Marcus,

Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, and Microsoft Quantum Lab – Copenhagen

WHERE: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

SUBJECT: “QUANTUM COMPUTING: WHY, HOW AND WHEN"

Can't make it to the lecture? We will have a link to the livestream the day of the lecture.

Refreshments will be served afterward in the McNamara Atrium

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Dr. David Radcliffe will give a presentation on September 19, 2019 at the Minnesota Quantum Computing meetup. He will describe some of the mathematical ideas underlying quantum computing, and explain how it differs from classical computing.

Dr. Steve Reinhardt presented at the Minnesota Quantum Computing meetup on August 14, 2019. His talk focused on annealing quantum computation, which is used by the D-Wave computer. This model of quantum computation has not received as much attention as the quantum gate model, but Steve argued persuasively that it may be the first to deliver superior performance on real problems. While quantum computers are still several years away, we need to start developing the software before the hardware is ready. He described the roadmap to quantum computing, and how his company is developing a software stack that delivers high performance on current hardware, but is "quantum ready" in the sense that it will be able to exploit quantum processors when they become available.