OneQuantum Africa news, ideas, and updates
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📢 Important Announcements This Week
Women in Quantum VI
Join this awesome community in Santa Clara, California for talks, networking, a career fair, and more targeted at women in quantum and everybody else who is curious about this spooky science and its applications.
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Portions of WIQ (not Q2B) will be live-streamed for those who cannot join in person. Q2B attendees need to register separately with WIQ to attend.
OneQuantum Africa Meetings
Join us for the OneQuantum Africa Meeting on the 8th of September with Prof. Will Oliver, Principal Investigator in the Engineering Quantum Systems Group at MIT. We will chat about what is required to bring quantum technologies from scientific curiosity to technical reality.
IEEE Quantum Week 2021
The University of Amsterdam andQuSoft are organizing The Quantum Quest training program in collaboration with Quantum Leap Africa. The program is a web/online class for high school and first-year university students with an interest in mathematics and computing. It is a five-week educative, interactive course with facilitators/teaching assistants to guide students all through the program. The program is also designed as an adventure to learn the basics of quantum computing. At the end of it, you will be able to understand what quantum bits and quantum algorithms are and why they are important.
The students, at the completion of the program, shall be awarded certificates.
The program shall start in November 2021.
High-Level Knowledge in math subjects
Currently attending high school /first year at University
Between ages 16-20 years
Azure Quantum Credits
Applications are now open for the new Azure Quantum Credits program. This program is intended to help enable research and commercial impact with quantum hardware from Honeywell Quantum Solutions and IonQ today through the Azure Quantum ecosystem. In applying to the Azure Quantum Credits program, you may receive up to $10,000 of credits to use on Azure Quantum partner hardware. We will be awarding a limited number of credit grants, so be sure to get your applications in early. You can apply for Azure Quantum Credits by filling out and submitting an application form.
Learn more about new quantum development capabilities at Microsoft here.
Developed by African researchers, the challenge will focus on problems in the fields of optimization, finance, and chemistry. No formal education in quantum computing is required as the challenge focuses on its application to already existing classical problems.
IBM Quantum Challenge - Africa 2021
Application Now Open | Introduction to Quantum Computing course for high school students!
The application is live for our next Introduction to Quantum Computing course! This course is exclusively for high school students, and has been described by alumni as ‘"life-changing" and "the best course ever."
The class will feature a weekly live lecture, lab sections taught by Teaching Assistants from leading quantum universities, and special events with industry and academic leaders. Please spread the word to high school students who may be interested!
Learn the foundations of quantum computing, including introductory linear algebra, quantum physics, coding in Python and Qiskit, quantum algorithms and protocols, and more
Run code on a real quantum computer
Participate in live classes taught by researchers from world-class quantum computing universities such as MIT
Meet fellow high school students from around the world
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
And here is some more quantum stuff…
Verizon is testing a new "quantum-safe" VPN, which it hopes is resilient enough to withstand the onslaught of quantum computers, which could neuter current cryptography with their immense computing prowess.
Student experiment OSCAR-QUBE has blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre onboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle and is now on course to rendezvous with the International Space Station in low Earth orbit.
The goal of the hubs is to scale up the National Innovation Network and provide experiential entrepreneurial training to academic researchers across all fields of science and engineering. The hubs will enable researchers to translate basic research results into products that can be brought to the marketplace.
LLNL physicist Jonathan DuBois, scientists examined quantum computing stability, particularly what causes errors and how quantum circuits react to them.
U.S. military researchers are asking industry to determine the feasibility of developing high-density connectorized cryogenic cables for future use in superconducting classical computing, superconducting quantum computing and quantum annealing, and superconducting single-photon detector arrays.
Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian-German full-stack quantum accelerator startup, today announced closing a USD$9.7 million seed investment co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and Main Sequence investment consortium.
Cho Sung-kap Ph.D. President of KTEI / Chairman of Korea Internet Ethics Association is the author of this editorial discussing what he sees as the advent of the “5th Industrial revolution” and quantum computing.
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