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Episode #158: Quantum Computing and Python

Published Fri, Apr 20, 2018, recorded Tues, Apr 17, 2018.

You've surely heard of quantum computing and quantum computers. They are based on the (often) non-intuitive nature of very small particles described by quantum mechanics. So how do they work and what will they mean for us as a society and as developers?

Luckily, I have Hannah Sim, a Ph.D. student from Harvard working on quantum algorithms here to give us the full story.

Links from the show

Rigetti 19 qubit:
BM 50 qubit:
IBM Python library:
D-Wave 2000 qubit:

Hannah Sim
Hannah Sim
Sukin (Hannah) Sim is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. She received her B.A. in chemical physics from Wellesley College. Her research in Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik’s group focuses on developing and analyzing quantum algorithms (for chemistry applications) to implement on current and near-term quantum computers.
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