Leading Research Center on Quantum Computing (agreement No. 014/20) Enacted

In the first quarter of 2020, our joint large-scale project was approved to form a National Center of Excellence for Quantum Computing as part of the nations Digital Economy Program. The Leading Research Center on Quantum Computing (agreement No. 014/20) was formed through a collaboration from Principle Investigator’s from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the Lebedev Physical Institute (FIAN). RQC is the primary project coordinator with Skoltech responsible for the theory, development and implementation of quantum enhanced algorithms. The project seeks to demonstrate quantum enhanced algorithms on experimental platforms inside the Russian Federation, with special emphasis placed on trapped ion implementations. RQC[…]

Innovation Workshop Quantum Project

Title of project “Quantum Computing Simulation in Mathematica” Overview Participants will build functions to simulate quantum processes, quantum circuits and quantum algorithms using Mathematica.  No experience in Mathematica is required; no experience in quantum computing is required either.  Emphasis will be placed on using the numerical functions built into Mathematica, but some symbolic functions can also be added, depending on the interest of those participating. Example of a completed project A core library of Mathematica functions that enables users to define a state space of qubits (or dits in general) apply unitary gates by indexing these dits apply functions such as the partial trace which takes indices to be traced[…]

Quantum Walks

Chiral quantum walks offer a means to control quantum evolutions on graphs by controlling time-reversal symmetry breaking and the interplay of this effect with the global topological structure of the underlying network.  The theory is part of a larger idea to merge time-symmetry theory with quantum information science and to address the quantum challenges of control on complex networks. […]

Experimental Collaborations

Experimental quantum physics is where the rubber meets the road. There’s been incredible progress in demonstrating various quantum algorithms and other building blocks for a future device to surpass the best conceivable classical computer.  The most interesting aspect of quantum information science is the fact that […]

Quantum Software

We developed quantum computer algorithms which utilize quantum effects to

  1. Accelerate machine learning – particularly, deep learning
  2. Perform tensor operations on a quantum computer
  3. Simulate quantum chemistry and materials science

In our work, we have taken part in several experimental collaborations which have realized prototypes of our algorithms.

In his famous 1981 talk, Feynman proposed that unlike classical computers, which would presumably experience an exponential slowdown when simulating quantum phenomena, a universal quantum simulator would not. An ideal quantum simulator would be controllable, and built using existing technology. […]