Introduction and practical experience about Quantum Computing using the Python libraries from IBM and Google

Provide an introduction of Quantum Computing and give experience about Quantum Computing experiments using the Python libraries from IBM (QISKIT) and Google (CIRQ).

Tags: Jupyter, Programming, Python, Science

Scheduled on wednesday 11:30 in room lecture


Dr. Andreas Riegg

Since 1991 Manager IT Innovation at Daimler AG.


As publicly announced in early 2018, Daimler AG has started cooperations with IBM and Google on Quantum Computing. When doing concrete experiments with the Quantum Computing cloud based offerings, two different Python libraries provided by IBM and Google are used. They are named QISKIT in the case of IBM and CIRQ in the case of Google. The experiments with both libraries are handled using appropriate Jupyter Notebooks. This talk gives a brief introduction on Quantum Computing, specifically on Quantum Computers based on transmon-based QBits. This is followed by an introduction of the both Python libraries that are used. Then some details about the Jupyter notebooks that are used are given. The talk will finish with some demos and an overview about the most important practical experiences with both Quantum Computing offerings.