Monitor errors and performance issues with Sentry.io

Quantum Computing and Python

Episode #158, published Fri, Apr 20, 2018, recorded Tue, 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

OpenFermion: github.com/quantumlib/OpenFermion
pyQuil: github.com/rigetticomputing/pyquil
Rigetti 19 qubit: medium.com
BM 50 qubit: technologyreview.com
IBM Python library: github.com/QISKit/qiskit-sdk-py
D-Wave 2000 qubit: dwavesys.com
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

--- Stay in touch with us ---
Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com
Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython
Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy

Want to go deeper? Check out our courses

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.
Episode sponsored by
Ads served ethically
Talk Python's Mastodon Michael Kennedy's Mastodon