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Microsoft Quantum Innovator Series: The path to quantum at scale

Get the inside, first-hand account of Microsoft’s strategy to scaled quantum computing in a new webinar series where you’ll hear directly from Microsoft Azure Quantum scientists and leaders about the path to quantum at scale and how to get involved today.

In this ongoing series, scientists and researchers can hear directly from Microsoft’s quantum scientists and leaders like Krysta Svore, Chetan Nayak, Matthias Troyer, and others about our strategy, progress, and most importantly, how Microsoft aims to empower innovators to make a breakthrough impact with quantum at scale. 

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The series kicks off with our first event “Have you started developing for practical quantum advantage?” on January 31 from 9:00–9:30 AM PT. Our speaker will be Dr. Krysta Svore, distinguished engineer and VP of Quantum Software, Microsoft. During this webinar, you will:

  • Learn what’s required for scalable quantum computing and what can be done now to get ready for it.
  • See the new Azure Quantum Resource Estimator—the first end-to-end toolset that provides estimates for the number of logical and physical qubits as well as runtime required to execute quantum applications on post-NISQ, fault-tolerant quantum computers.
  • Understand the number of qubits required for a quantum solution and the differences between qubit technologies.
  • Explore how Microsoft is empowering innovators today by co-designing tools to optimize quantum solutions and to run small instances of algorithms on today’s diverse and maturing quantum systems and prepare for tomorrow’s scaled quantum computers.
  • Participate in a live Q&A chat with the Azure Quantum team and be one of the first to hear about recent advancements.
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Krysta Svore | Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Advanced Quantum Development, Quantum at Microsoft

About the Speaker:

Dr. Svore has published over 70 refereed articles and filed over 30 patents. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She won the 2010 Yahoo! Learning to Rank Challenge with a team of colleagues, received an ACM Best of 2013 Notable Article award, and was recognized as one of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Female Engineers of 2018. A Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, she also serves as an advisor to the National Quantum Initiative, the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee of the Department of Energy, and the ISAT Committee of DARPA, in addition to numerous other quantum centers and initiatives globally.

Microsoft Quantum Innovator Series: Why and what is the future of the topological qubit?

On February 28, we will focus on why Microsoft decided to design its quantum machine with topological qubits—an approach that is both more challenging and more promising than others—and what’s next for Microsoft’s hardware ambitions. This episode will share more about Microsoft’s quantum hardware journey, specifically touching on Microsoft’s physics breakthrough outlined in Dr. Nayak’s recent paper, and will also focus on the physics behind the topological qubit. Join our speaker Chetan Nayak, Technical Fellow and and VP of Quantum Hardware and Systems Engineering, Microsoft to:

  • Learn about topological phases in physics and how they are applied to quantum computing. 
  • Explore how topological properties create a level of protection that can, in principle, help a qubit retain quantum information despite what’s happening in the environment around it.
  • Understand the role of the topological gap and the recently discovered Majorana zero modes, and how together they impact a topological qubit’s stability, size, and speed. 
  • Learn how to examine the raw data and analysis from Microsoft’s hardware research on Azure Quantum.
  • Use interactive Jupyter notebooks and explore what’s next in engineering the world’s first topological qubit. 
  • Participate in a live Q&A chat with the Azure Quantum team and be one of the first to hear about recent advancements.
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Chetan Nayak | Technical Fellow and VP of Quantum Hardware and Systems Engineering, Microsoft 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Nayak is a pioneer of the study of quantum matter, including topological and non-equilibrium phases. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a PhD in physics from Princeton. He was an assistant, associate, and full professor at UCLA, a visiting professor at Nihon University in Tokyo, and is a professor of physics at UCSB. Chetan was a trustee of the Aspen Center for Physics and an editor of Annals of Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He has published more than 150 refereed articles with more than 20,000 citations and has been granted more than 20 patents. 

Microsoft Quantum Innovator Series: What kind of problems can we solve today with quantum simulation?

On April 20, we will feature Matthias Troyer, Microsoft Technical Fellow, who will discuss what kind of problems we can solve today with quantum simulation. Learn how years of Microsoft research reveal that the discovery of new chemicals, materials, and drugs that will ultimately help solve the world’s most challenging problems will greatly benefit from quantum computing. Dr. Troyer will explain what is happening today and how chemical and materials science innovators can get started on their quantum journey:

  • Learn how real progress can be made today by combining high performance computing (HPC), state-of-the-art machine learning, and quantum knowledge to fundamentally transform our ability to model and predict the outcome of chemical processes.
  • Get real-world insights from co-innovation projects happening right now with leading chemical and materials science companies around the world.
  • Find out how researchers in chemical and materials fields can get started on their quantum journey today.
  • Participate in a live Q&A chat with the Azure Quantum team and be one of the first to hear about recent advancements.
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Matthias Troyer | Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

About the Speaker:

Matthias Troyer is Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, working on the system architecture of quantum computers and their applications. After receiving his PhD in 1994 from ETH Zurich in Switzerland and spending time as a postdoc at the University of Tokyo he has been professor of Computational Physics at ETH Zurich until joining Microsoft in 2017. Matthias is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and President of the Aspen Center for Physics. He is recipient of the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics and the Rahman Prize for Computational Physics of the American Physical Society “…for pioneering numerical work in many seemingly intractable areas of quantum…physics and for providing efficient sophisticated computer codes to the community.”

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Microsoft Quantum Innovator Series

The path to quantum at scale.