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SBU Partners with IBM to Accelerate Quantum Computing Research and Education

In February Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted a Quantum Information Science Workshop that brought together more than 200 attendees interested in QIST research.

The IBM Q Network™ is the world’s first community of Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions and research labs working to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications. Now Stony Brook University will be part of this impressive network as IBM expands its partnerships to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business.

In February Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted a Quantum Information Science Workshop that brought together more than 200 attendees interested in QIST research.
In February Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted a Quantum Information Science Workshop that brought together more than 200 attendees interested in QIST research.

Stony Brook will join other top research universities and obtain direct access to IBM Q™’s most-advanced commercially available quantum computing systems for teaching, and for faculty and student research projects that advance quantum information science and explore early applications.

“Stony Brook University is excited to partner with Brookhaven National Laboratory to participate in the IBM Q Network Hub,” said Robert Harrison, Director of the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook. “Early access to IBM’s state-of-art quantum computers and science team represents a big a competitive advantage as we continue to grow related research at SBU and jointly with BNL, and as we prepare a new workforce skilled in quantum technologies. Activities will focus on use of quantum computers for basic and applied research in science and engineering, and in the development of fundamental advances in quantum computation and associated algorithms. Our team spans the University and brings deep and long-standing expertise in quantum information science from the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, in physical systems that form the basis of practical quantum technologies from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and other departments, and in the foundations and applications of modern approaches to data and computation through the IACS.”

Beginning this summer, IBM will host developer boot camps and hackathons for hands-on training of the open source IBM Q Experience cloud services platform, and the full-stack open source Qiskit™ quantum software platform. The IBM Q Network provides quantum expertise and resources, quantum software and developer tools, cloud-based access to quantum software and developer tools, as well as cloud-based access to IBM’s most advanced, commercially available and scalable universal quantum computing systems.

“Developing practical quantum applications that drive business and scientific breakthroughs requires a diverse ecosystem,” said Dr. Anthony Annunziata, IBM Q Network Global Lead, IBM Research. “Partnering with these world-leading academic and research institutions is key as we work to educate, empower, and get the next generation of students ‘quantum ready’ to advance the field.”

Visit the website for more information about the IBM Q Network, as well as a full list of all partners, members, and hubs.

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