Quantum Party Tricks

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featuring grumpy cat

About Presenter James Weaver

IBM Quantum Developer Advocate

Java Champion

Developer / Author / Speaker

james.weaver@ibm.com
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History repeating itself

Massive hardware, limited bits, software infancy

Quantum computers make direct use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition, interference and entanglement, to perform operations on data.

Feasible on classical computers

Feasible on quantum computers

Solutions to problems

Why use a quantum computer?

Some problems may be solved exponentially faster

Near-term quantum computing domains

Machine Learning

Optimization

Chemistry

Finance

My microscopic cat is often grumpy

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sometimes he is actually happy

but I've never observed him in-between those states

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= \begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ 0 \end{bmatrix}
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= \begin{bmatrix} 0 \\ 1 \end{bmatrix}
= \begin{bmatrix} \sqrt{\frac{1}{3}} \\ \sqrt{\frac{2}{3}} \end{bmatrix}
\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}
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+
\sqrt{\frac{2}{3}}
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Axiom 1: Superposition principle

Cat can be in any combination of grumpy and happy

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Axiom 2: Unitary evolution

gates modeled as matrices

X

\begin{bmatrix} 0 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 \end{bmatrix} \cdot \begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ 0 \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} 0 \\ 1 \end{bmatrix}

NOT gate (Pauli/X, bit-flip)

Making Grumpy Cat happy with an X gate

After measurement

Before measurement

Download QiskitBlocks from qisk.it/blocks

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Hadamard gate

great for putting cats in equal superpositions

H

\begin{bmatrix} \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} & \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \\ \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} & -\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \end{bmatrix} \cdot \begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ 0 \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \\ \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \end{bmatrix}

Hadamard gate

\sqrt{\frac{1}{2}}
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+
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Making Grumpy Cat happy about half the time

After measurement

Before measurement

\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}
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+
\sqrt{\frac{2}{3}}
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Axiom 3: Measurement

probability is amplitude squared

When observed there is a:

\frac{1}{3}
\frac{2}{3}

probability of being grumpy

probability of being happy

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Quantum entanglement

spooky actions at a distance

H

Hadamard gate

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CNOT gate

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+
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+
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\sqrt{\frac{1}{2}}

Mars - ESA

Alice Cat

Bob Cat

Venus - NASA

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=
\begin{bmatrix} 1 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 & 1 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 \end{bmatrix}
\begin{bmatrix} \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} & \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \\ \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} & -\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \end{bmatrix}

Entangling Alice Cat and Bob Cat

After measurement

Before measurement

Running on an IBM quantum computer

Right-click the Q block and paste QASM into IBM Quantum Experience Circuit Composer

IBM Q Experience Qiskit notebooks

Qiskit open source quantum computing framework

Developing quantum apps

Quantum Party Tricks

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featuring grumpy cat

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