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Unitary Fund Q3 2020 Update: Mitiq and new grants
3 October, 2020
To the Unitary Fund community,
We are growing and evolving! This quarter we launched Mitiq - the first open source project incubated at Unitary Labs - and funded six new projects ranging from new educational platforms to optimal quantum compilers and software for quantum RAMs. We saw more micro-grant applications this quarter than ever before and are thrilled to see the interest in our program continue to grow.
We continue to work hard to support the development of a vibrant, open quantum technology ecosystem. Thanks to all of you who have joined us in this mission.
- New from Unitary Fund
- Two articles covering our work in The Quantum Daily. [short article] [longer article]
- We launched the first version of Mitiq, our open source error mitigating compiler. [arXiv] [github] [video overview]
- We spoke about Mitiq and Unitary Fund at several venues.
- Our paper on Digital Zero Noise Extrapolation was accepted to IEEE Quantum Week.
- With help from our supporters at Strangeworks we upgraded our website: https://unitary.fund/
- We launched our YouTube channel.
- Peter Karalekas and Sarah Kaiser joined the UF team!
- New Grants
- To Olivia De Matteo and Sarah Kaiser to build and optimize an open source Q# library for quantum RAM. [github]
- To Lia Yeh and the fullstackquantumcomputation.tech team to build community-driven open-source educational resources for quantum computing. [site] [discord]
- To Daniel Tan to develop and open source the Optimal Layout Synthesizer for Quantum Computing, OLSQ. This compiler beats other benchmarks on optimal layout of computational qubits onto physical qubits. [arXiv] [arXiv]
- To Spencer Churchill to write Quantum Tales, short stories with code where quantum algorithms are applied to solve tasks.
- To Mark Cunningham to explore applications of quantum computing to medical imaging.
- News from UF Projects
- The NYCQuantum Meetup hosted talks from several UF projects from around the globe.
- YaoLang released support for its first circuit optimization pass based on ZXcalculus with help from the other unitary fund project PyZX.
- QuNetSim released a new video overview on quantum network simulation
- Toqito released a new video overview along with new features for state distinguishability scenarios and tools to detect whether a given state is entangled or separable. More details here.
- Sarah Kaiser spoke about the qRAM in q# project
- Quantum Programming Studio adds support for Amazon Braket
- "Robust data encodings on quantum classifiers" from the NISQAI project was published in Physical Review A
- The fsqc.tech launched their website for open-source quantum science and quantum computing education, and Discord server for anyone interested in Quantum Universal Education. [contributor form] [recent workshop on applying to graduate programs]
Best wishes to all of you,
Will and the Unitary Fund Team