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Introducing the Amazon Braket Learning Plan and Digital Badge

Introducing the Amazon Braket Learning Plan and Digital Badge

Available today, quantum computing developers, educators, and enthusiasts can learn the foundations of quantum computing on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with the Amazon Braket Digital Learning Plan and earn their own Digital badge – at no additional cost. You earn the badge after completing a series of learning courses and scoring at least 80% on an […]

A detailed, end-to-end assessment of a quantum algorithm for portfolio optimization, released by Goldman Sachs and AWS

A detailed, end-to-end assessment of a quantum algorithm for portfolio optimization, released by Goldman Sachs and AWS

In this post we’ll walk you through some key takeaways from a paper published today by scientists from Goldman Sachs and AWS describing a quantum algorithm for portfolio optimization.

Implementing a quantum-secured network in a metropolitan area

The AWS Center for Quantum Networking (CQN) has completed its first trial of quantum-secured communication in a customer environment. With a mission to address the fundamental scientific and engineering challenges to build quantum networks, we work with customers to evaluate the current state of the technology and its fit for cloud infrastructure. We’ve heard from […]

Optimization of robot trajectory planning with nature-inspired and hybrid quantum algorithms

Introduction The problem of robot motion planning is pervasive across many industry verticals, including (for example) automotive, manufacturing, and logistics. In the automotive industry, robotic path optimization problems can be found across the value chain in body shops, paint shops, assembly, and logistics, among others [1]. Typically, hundreds of robots operate in a single plant […]

Bernoulli line and the Bloch sphere: visualizing probability and quantum states

Introduction In recent years, quantum computers have evolved from laboratory experiments available to only a handful of scientists, to research devices that are accessible worldwide through cloud services like Amazon Braket. The impact of cloud access to quantum computers is not limited to laboratory scientists and developers as it allows educators to bring these devices […]

Sprinternships with Break Through Tech Chicago and the Amazon Braket quantum computing team

During May 2022, Amazon Web Services hosted its first cohort of students participating in Break Through Tech Chicago’s annual Sprinternship. This is a micro-internship program designed to transform the career trajectories of women (cisgender and transgender) and nonbinary individuals. The program offers these students foundational work experience that prepares them for the tech workforce. Break […]

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Exploring computational chemistry using Quantinuum’s InQuanto on AWS

Introduction Quantum computers hold the promise of driving novel approaches to solving complex problems across multiple fields, including optimization, machine learning, and the simulation of physical systems. Researchers are already using quantum computers to explore computational chemistry problems, however the scale and capabilities of quantum devices available today is limited by noise and other factors. […]

Introducing the Amazon Braket Algorithm Library

Research scientists and quantum algorithm developers are often new to cloud computing. Their main focus during quantum algorithm development should center on writing algorithm code; however, they often spend time setting up and maintaining interactive development environments, estimating costs to run their code on classical or quantum hardware, and stitching together common subroutines. Today, we […]

Optimization with a Rydberg atom-based quantum processor

Amazon Braket recently launched the Aquila quantum processing unit (QPU) based on Rydberg atoms by QuEra Computing. In a previous post, we explored how researchers can use Rydberg devices to study problems and quantum phenomena in fundamental physics, for instance the emergence of a spin liquid phase [Semeghini et al., 2021]. But QuEra’s device also […]

New research from Harvard and AWS will enable higher temperature operation of quantum communications networks

Following the announcement of a research alliance between the AWS Center for Quantum Networking and Harvard University, a joint team of Harvard and AWS scientists published a research paper today in Science Magazine discussing production of quantum memories that can operate at higher temperatures – enabling reduced cost and increased reliability for this fundamental component […]