Title

Developing a Quantum Computing Code in the Qiskit Programming Language

Submitter and Co-author information

Lily SymonsFollow

Standing

Undergraduate

Type of Proposal

Poster Presentation

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Chitra Rangan

Abstract/Description of Original Work

In a world of constantly evolving technology, the classical computer is approaching its limits. The quantum computer is cutting edge and the reality of the future, being built to solve problems the classical computer simply cannot compute. Although this technology is still in the early stages, it will greatly improve quality of life in every aspect from cybersecurity to advancements in the pharmaceutical industry. Quantum computing uses quantum systems such as superconducting qubits to solve problems too complex for the most advanced classical computers. This research project aims towards gaining knowledge about the quantum computer and how it solves problems a classical computer cannot solve. Over the last semester, the topics that were studied are computational basis states of a qubit, quantum gates, and the quantum computing model. Currently, this research project is focusing on topics such as the Grover Search Algorithm with a goal of designing a code in the Qiskit programming language. This code is then to be implemented on one of the few operating quantum computers (such as IBM).

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March 29 1-3pm April 1 1-3pm

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Developing a Quantum Computing Code in the Qiskit Programming Language

In a world of constantly evolving technology, the classical computer is approaching its limits. The quantum computer is cutting edge and the reality of the future, being built to solve problems the classical computer simply cannot compute. Although this technology is still in the early stages, it will greatly improve quality of life in every aspect from cybersecurity to advancements in the pharmaceutical industry. Quantum computing uses quantum systems such as superconducting qubits to solve problems too complex for the most advanced classical computers. This research project aims towards gaining knowledge about the quantum computer and how it solves problems a classical computer cannot solve. Over the last semester, the topics that were studied are computational basis states of a qubit, quantum gates, and the quantum computing model. Currently, this research project is focusing on topics such as the Grover Search Algorithm with a goal of designing a code in the Qiskit programming language. This code is then to be implemented on one of the few operating quantum computers (such as IBM).