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OneQuantum Nigeria meeting this weekend | Sep 18 @ 9:00 PM CAT | https://www.runtheworld.today/app/invitation/34591
OneQuantum Nigeria | Pathways to careers in quantum
Join the OneQuantum Nigeria community this weekend and learn more about the practical steps people in the continent can take to develop critical future skills and leadership in quantum tech today.
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A quick update on OneQuantum Africa meetings
Next meet-up | Oct 6 - 1900hrs CAT | Showcasing quantum talent from Africa | Gideon Uchehara, Ph.D. @ University of British Columbia
Register here: Meeting Registration
Feel free to reach out and connect, I am always happy to learn more about your goals.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Farai | President | OneQuantum Africa
📢 Important Announcements
The South African Quantum Technology Initiative (SA QuTI) aims to drive local quantum technology research and innovation.
Wits University announced it has successfully secured R8 million in seed funding from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) towards implementing Phase 1 on behalf of the South African Quantum Technology Initiative (SA QuTI).
Approved by the DSI earlier this year, the SA QuTI is a national undertaking that seeks to create the conditions in South Africa for a globally competitive research environment in quantum technologies and to grow the local quantum technology industry.
We had a great conversation with Distinguished Professor Andrew Forbes, Director of WitsQ and Director of the Structured Light Laboratory in the Wits School of Physics earlier at OneQuantum Africa meetings here
Come meet quantum enthusiasts in industry and academia from across Canada!
Date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021
Time: 20:15-21:00 CAT (GMT+2)
Denise Ruffner: IonQ & Women in Quantum, Pasadena, CA
André König: One Quantum, USA
Jessica Pehr: IonQ, Albuquerque, NM
Annie Phillipsen, IonQ, Seattle, WA
Wen Lin Tan, IonQ College Park, MD
Mel Jameson, IonQ, College Park, MD
Abstract: The purpose of this 45-minute panel is to highlight the need for diversity in Quantum Tech and show various career path opportunities through our panelists personal stories.
If you are an educator looking for new quantum chemistry tools, here is a cloud-based and free platform
We are inviting all researchers & post-graduate students engaged in research in AI & ML, who wish to commercialize their research to apply for the intense 3-month AI Incubation program.
Reminder: the deadline for submissions to the BMW Quantum Computing Challenge is on September 24., 11:59 pm (PST), and the timeline will not allow for extensions.
Teams can still apply for $500 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) credit to demonstrate their solution on Amazon Braket.
Apply by Monday, October 18, 2021, for the best chance at consideration.
So, whether you are a developer, an engineer, or a researcher, we have opportunities for you to come build the future of quantum with us. Our full-stack approach delivers the best of IBM’s quantum computing systems together with the most-complete suite of quantum software tools and cloud services; while the community of users we support is the most active quantum computing community in the world.
International students are eligible to apply for most roles. If you have any questions about IBM Quantum internships not addressed here then please send an email to email@example.com and we will do our best to get back to you with a response.
We hope you will consider launching your career in the field of quantum computing here at IBM. We look forward to hearing from you!
News, events, and updates
OneQuantum Africa | Kitty Yeung, Creator for Microsoft Quantum Computing
WQWD Season 5 Episode 1 | Rob Hays | CEO & President at Atom Computing
5 Questions about Quantum Engineering with Oskar Painter
Q2B 2020 | All clear to scale | Peter Chapman, Jungsang Kim, Chris Monroe | IonQ
Quantum Communication Event | Saturday, September 25, 2021
Quantum communication is based on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics such as the no-cloning theorem and the uncertainty principle. Information is encoded in different degrees of freedom of single photons such as polarization, phase, and spin.
Quantum Research Seminars Toronto consist of two 30 min talks about some Quantum Computation topic. Seminars are given by high-level quantum computing researchers with the focus on disseminating their research among other researchers from this field.
The Youth4Youth iSummit is designed to connect you with your peers, new ideas, and youth-driven solutions to this global dilemma. Come prepared to listen, learn, and share game-changing solutions - to meet, unite, and take collective action. Go find each other!
Okendo Lewis-Gayle, the founder of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, discusses Africa’s entrepreneurial future and the challenges and opportunities of a disparate continent.
With Paul Lipman, President of Quantum Computing at ColdQuanta
IBM collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and the University of Innsbruck to form a technical steering committee (TSC) to guide future evolution and encourage adoption of the OpenQASM language.
Quantum Algorithm Design (QAD) is the quantum version of computer-aided design (CAD). With QAD, quantum software engineers and scientists innovate and produce much faster than ever before. Like in traditional computer-aided design, QAD users achieve extraordinary results by letting computers handle the things that computers are good at, freeing users to think, invent, and innovate.
The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a $50 million investment to advance 10 convergent multidisciplinary research teams, funded by the Convergence Accelerator program, to phase 2. The selected teams will continue to apply a convergent approach as they transition phase 1 concepts and solutions into practical, sustainable applications in quantum technology, combating climate change and managing natural disasters, monitoring and detecting biothreats, and other real-world solutions that address society's most pressing concerns and challenges.
The Q-Lab will be the nation’s first user facility that enables the scientific community to pursue world-leading research through hands-on access to a commercial-grade quantum computer.
A major obstacle for quantum computers to overcome in order to be useful for industrial-scale problems is the need to be scaled up. Scaling quantum computers up to levels beyond the NISQ (i.e. 10s-100s of noisy qubits) era will require scientific breakthroughs and overcoming many current technological hurdles.
This is a generalization of the binary paint shop problem (BPSP) to tackle an automotive industry application, the multi-car paint shop (MCPS) problem. The objective of the optimization is to minimize the number of color switches between cars in a paint shop queue during manufacturing, a known NP-hard problem.
This PoC showcases how quantum computing can be used to generate high-quality synthetic data, and thus help in backtesting financial models.
There is a lot more happening that we miss. Please share your quantum news, challenges, successes, and support with us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them with the Africa community. We love to celebrate with you or even help you to find a match or someone who can offer you support.