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Best route to learn quantum annealing as a beginner

My main goal is to learn Quantum annealing and quantum optimization in general. This concept is elaborated in this paper. A better example is this paper. I am particularly interested in reading ...
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Quantum Computing Mailing Lists

I am aware of Oxford's Quantum Foundations mailing list that regularly advertises conferences and openings for academic positions related to quantum theory. What are other mailing lists that advertise ...
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What are some good resources for learning about photonic qubits?

I am interested in resources that would allow me to learn about the physics behind optical quantum computation, and specifically, the physical properties of photonic qubits. I have some good resources ...
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Measurements of entropy

I am starting on quantum computing and I got to entropy measurements, but that has me stuck, because there seems to be a lack of resources for newcomers on those concepts and their utility. Anyone ...
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Guide for Quantum Information and Computing Internships and Learning Opportunities

I know this perhaps not a suitable topic for this SE - after all, this is about QC knowledge sharing - but I am wondering if this could be a resource for people who are interested in the field, are ...
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Application Query [closed]

I had written earlier to propose an econometric modeling application that may lend itself to a quantum computing approach, and was asking how best to proceed. The model would be centered around the ...
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Is it possible to use D-Wave systems for free?

IBM offers its platform IBM Q for free with certain constraints, such as available quantum processors and number of jobs running in parallel. I was wondering whether there is the same possibility on ...
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Is Industry or PhD programs best for someone wanting to go to quantum machine learning? [closed]

Is Industry and the companies including IBMa and D-wave etc or PhD research programs best for someone wanting to go to quantum statistical/mathematical machine learning in the United States? I mean ...
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Software for implementing Quantum Machine Learning

I want to have a software product specifically suited for Quantum Machine Learning. Please help me with a list of software product which has been designed specifically for implementing Quantum Machine ...
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Quantum computing in finance - list of articles

I am trying to find application of a quantum computing in finance. So far I found these papers: Quantum computing for finance: Overview and prospects Quantum computational finance: quantum algorithm ...
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Does anyone have any really good quantum computing illustration packages or frameworks for visually teaching various aspects of QC?

I'm focusing on training non quantum physics / non math majors - software engineers to be specific (and the interested senior executive that wonders by) and am bewildered by the lack of adequate ...
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Are there Bell-like violations that can be observed without collecting statistics?

Observing the violation of Bell inequalities, be it in their original formulation, or in the nowadays more commonly used CHSH formulation, involves computing averages of specific experimentally ...
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What is the best way to get into and learn quantum computing for a 14 year old?

I have always wanted to do something with computers since I was 2. I have explored all kinds of things in the tech world for a long time. I have also loved physics for a long time. Someone recently ...
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Opportunities in quantum computing for an undergrad [duplicate]

I am currently an undergrad student in computer engineering in Brazil and I have taken the Quantum mechanics subject as well as I am did a project (the two jupyter notebooks, it's in portuguese though)...
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What types of noise are there?

I know this does vary to some extent from implementation to implementation, but I'm looking for broad 'classes' of noise. For example, I know a very common source of noise/error is the environment - ...
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Proof that most Hamiltonian evolutions are not efficiently approximable by quantum circuits

How to rigorously prove that finite Hamiltonians (for $n$-qubit systems), in general, are not efficiently$\dagger$ simulable (in the Hamiltonian simulation sense) using $\mathrm{poly}(n)$ number of ...
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Can quantum entanglement be expressed in terms of knot theory?

While writing this answer I was wondering whether the analogy of the nature of entanglement in the GHZ state with Borromean rings is more than a mere analogy (cf. Aaronson's lecture). The question ...
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Resources to study quantum algorithms and quantum complexity

I have a computer science background, and I'm interested in studying 'quantum algorithms' and anything that is related like 'quantum complexity'. I would like to have all important resources that is ...
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How many types of quantum computers are currently being researched? [duplicate]

I came across a "new" type of quantum computer - photonic quantum computing. Is this type of technology of interest here? You may read about an example here. I wonder how many types of quantum ...
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Algorithm to approximate Chaitin's Constant?

I'm searching for a good quantum algorithm to approximate Chaitin's Constant. Any references/resources will do? Note: This number is uncomputable.
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Why does representation theory often arise in the context of quantum algorithms for the hidden subgroup problem?

I noticed that approaches for finding quantum algorithms the hidden subgroup problem for both Abelian groups ($(\Bbb Z_n\times \Bbb Z_n, +)$, $(\Bbb R, +)$, etc.) and non-Abelian finite groups like ...
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Pennylane and Qiskit for quantum machine learning

I'm interested in quantum computing, specifically in “quantum machine learning” (QML). I'm going to start my masters program in computer science and have previous experience in classical machine ...
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Intro to quantum computing for programmers [duplicate]

I'm looking for an entrypoint to learning about quantum computing to which I'm exposed only by popular science articles and some qiskit materials so far. I understand that it's entirely possible that ...
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Active areas of research for NISQ algorithms

What areas of research in NISQ algorithms have heavy focus? I'm interested in quantum chemistry algorithms because of previous work (e.g. VQEs), and I'd love to learn more about other near-term ...
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Academic journals dedicated to quantum algorithms

Are there, any journals out there that have been steadily publishing, or are dedicated to, research on existing or new and innovative quantum algorithms? Generalist titles are fine, but they can also ...
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How to construct Schur-Weyl decomposition of independent and identically distributed mixed qudit states?

Given a $d$-dimensional Hilbert space $\mathcal{H} \approx \mathbb{C}^{d}$ (i.e. a qudit system) if I have $N$ identical copies of a mixed state I can use Schur-Weyl duality to decompose the state as $...
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Is there any tool for generating Hamiltonian for circuit-QED?

There are tools like qutip helping you to simulate a given Hamiltonian. However, I am wondering is there any tool/library or something that takes e.g. a graph (G, V, E) of qubits and resonators, and ...
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Could second quantisation and QFT become a problem when scaling up quantum computers?

So I was wondering about the following: I can encode an algorithm in position $\hat x$ in quantum mechanics. However, in QFT position is not an operator it becomes a parameter $x$. Has anyone ...
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General mixed integer linear programming problem with quantum computers

I was wondering if anyone had a sample code for running a general MILP problem. I saw some coding for some very specific problems and I thought they were kind of far away from what we needed. If ...
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Open problems in quantum algorithms

I am new to the field of quantum algorithms. It is well known that quantum algorithms offer a speedup over classical algorithms in some problems. Regarding the problems in which quantum algorithms ...
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What does W stand for in the W entangled state?

For the $|W_3\rangle=\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}(|001\rangle+|010\rangle+|100\rangle)$, what does W stand for? Does it refer to an author name? Anyone knows a reference? Thanks
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Resources in Spanish to start learning quantum computing and quantum programming (Qiskit)

I’m starting an engineering degree in computer systems and I’m starting to get really interested in quantum computing. First of all, I don’t know where or how to start and I would really like to learn ...
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What is the seminal reference for quantum computing? [closed]

If someone wanted to pinpoint the seminal reference on the subject of quantum computing, what would it be? Thanks.
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How do I start as a quantum computing programmer?

How do I learn Q#? What languages should I know prior to learning Q#? How do I get started with quantum computing?
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Paper concerning distributing quantum computation on many small quantum computers

I remember reading a paper that described how a quantum circuit on a large amount of qubits can be simulated by doing many runs on a smaller quantum computer. They used techniques from tensor networks....
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Looking for papers that are pessimistic about the feasibility of a quantum computer

I'm actually searching two types of documents (could be the same): 1) A synthesis about all the main gap/problems that make the physical realisation of a quantum computer actually infeasible. 2) ...
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Number of Qubits Required for Simulation of Caffeine and Penicillin Molecules

I recently read this report from BCG, which stated: For scientists trying to design a compound that will attach itself to, and modify, a target disease pathway, the critical first step is to ...
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Is my background sufficient to start quantum computing?

I am a first-year undergraduate electrical engineering student. I want to study quantum computing and quantum AI in the future and also possibly work on building quantum computers. I have finished ...
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Are there any Quantum Computing degrees in Germany, Quebec, or The USA? [closed]

I am an Electrical and Computer Engineering student from Egypt and was considering venturing into the realm of Quantum Computing. I really want to take part in the next info revolution and I have ...
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Getting started with quantum computing from a computer science perspective [duplicate]

I started this book on quantum computing (Nielsen and Chuang). I have gone through the first chapter but I need to really understand the concepts; what should I do? Should I cover some background ...
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Superdense coding projects

I have recently been studying quantum computing specially the cryptographic aspects of it. The books I followed is Nielsen and Chuang, and a book named Quantum Computing Explained by David McMohan. ...
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Quantum Computing Project Inquiry [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a way to get advice\feedback here about the following: I am about to start a MS physics program. I am interested in quantum computing and my department has the option of ...
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Can anybody explain or suggest a good reference on how to make a modular exponentiation circuit for N=15 with any coprime base?

I have read many papers related to it but in every paper, they just show the circuit of order finding algorithm for N=15, but did not explain what is the procedure to make it. It will be great if ...
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Primer for learning about quantum circuits simulating systems

I am interested in a couple of books or arXiv links to learn how to develop quantum circuits for the purpose of simulating quantum multi-body systems. Moreover, I am interested in learning how to ...
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What is the definition of Bell state on a n-qubit system?

Question 1: The bell state for a 2-qubit system has been defined in Neilsen and Chuang's book as the set of maximally entangled states spanned by $\{|00\rangle + |11\rangle, |00\rangle - |11\rangle, |...
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IBM Q devices' hardware/resource constraints

I tried to look for the resource constraints but so far haven't been able to find them. They are not present in the GitHub repository that usually provides the hardware information for the different ...
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How to quickly calculate the custom U3 gate parameters $\theta, \phi$ and $\lambda$ for any unitary?

In IBM Qiskit and Quantum Experience, the custom U3 gate is defined as $$ U(\theta, \phi, \lambda) = \begin{pmatrix} \cos\left(\frac{\theta}{2}\right) & -e^{...
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What are the basics needed to learn quantum computing?

I was very inspired by Michio Kaku's explanation on the possibilities of quantum computing and also listening to Talia Gershon's talk on it. As I come from a business & analytics background, ...
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Is there any online Bloch sphere simulator?

While writing this answer I realized it would be really helpful if I could show the OP a video or .gif of how qubit states in Bloch spheres transform under certain unitary operations. I googled up a ...
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How to understand the Haar measure from a quantum information perspective?

I found it a little difficult to understand it using Wikipedia and some mathematical documents. How to understand the Haar measure from a quantum information theory perspective? Are there any ...