Quantum computing education & research : IIT-Madras to collaborate with IBM

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Chennai, May 31 : The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) today announced its collaboration with IBM on quantum computing education and research. This collaboration will provide IIT-Madras faculty, researchers and students with access to IBM’s quantum systems and tools over IBM Cloud to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business.

A release from IIT-M said, the Quantum Computing Lab courses jointly taught by IIT-M faculty and IBM researchers will include hands-on lab sessions on the IBM quantum systems and will augment existing courses on quantum information and computing.

IBM will provide the learning resources, tools, and systems access needed by the faculty and students. India has witnessed a huge spurt of activity in the quantum science and technology domain over the last few years, backed by Government initiatives including the ‘Quantum Enabled Science and Technologies’ (QuEST) program and the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications (NMQTA).

The Metropolitan Area Quantum Access Network (MAQAN) and the Centre for Field Programmable Photonic Gate Arrays (FPPGAs) are large initiatives at IIT Madras, supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).


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