Focus Session: Applications for Quantum Computing
Session ChairGroup leader "Quantum Information Processing
Event TypeFocus Session
TimeWednesday, June 19th11am - 12:30pm
DescriptionNowadays, various types of quantum computing devices with largely varying numbers of qubits are available for pilot users. They have cloud-based access to several gate-based quantum computers (IBM, Google, Riggetti Computing, CAS-Alibaba, …) and to a quantum annealer of D-Wave Systems.
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 disruptive computing technology. 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 on what can and cannot be done on a quantum computer and quantum annealer, programming experience on and prototype applications of these new computing technologies in science and industry will be discussed.