Focus Session: Quantum Computing Applications
Event TypeFocus Session
TimeWednesday, June 27th11am - 12:30pm
DescriptionNowadays, various types of quantum computing devices with largely varying numbers of qubits are available for pioneer users. These pioneers have cloud-based access to several gate-based quantum computers (IBM, Google, Riggetti Computing, Alibaba, …) with up to 20 qubits and to a quantum annealer of D-Wave Systems with more than 2000 qubits, the latter system also being available for purchase.
Apart from academic interest in quantum computing to simulate quantum many-body systems in physics, materials science and chemistry there is also interest shown by aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, financial, chemical and pharmaceutical industries in this new computing platform. For these industries, among others, fault tree analysis, risk mitigation, optimization, scheduling, and machine learning play an important role.
In this session, apart from an introduction to the difference between programming a gate-based quantum computer and a quantum annealer, prototype applications of these new computing technologies in science and industry will be discussed.