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18th February 2019  – MeetupProspects for a Solid-State Quantum Computer

Paul Warburton, Professor of Nanoelectronics at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London (UCL), talks about “strengths and limitations of the D-Wave machine, and discusses his own experimental research on how future implementations of a quantum annealer could overcome these limitations.”

9th January 2019  – MeetupResponsible Innovation in Quantum Computing

Dr Philip Inglesant is a Research Assistant in the Human Centred Computing Group led by Professor Marina Jirotka in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

13th November 2018  – MeetupQuantum Computing Algorithms for optimised Planning and Scheduling (QCAPS) (download slides here)

Download the full report that this talk is based on here.

Roberto Desimone is currently on sabbatical from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he manages strategic innovation with disruptive technologies. He has a strong background in Artificial Intelligence with a PhD in Machine Learning from the AI department at the University of Edinburgh. He has been supporting the UK Quantum Technology Programme by holding commercialisation workshops for InnovateUK since 2016. This presentation covers an InnovateUK grant for exploring quantum algorithms for optimised planning and scheduling tasks.

22nd October 2018 – Meetup – Quantum Finance – The Road To Business Applications

Talks on Quantum Finance by Francis Lacan, Financial Risk Management solutions executive at IBM, and Marco Paini, Program Manager and Quantum Applications Lead at QxBranch.  For videos, accompanying pdf documents and slides go to

19th September 2018  – MeetupPortfolio Optimisation with Adiabatic Quantum Computing – (1:50:38) (download slides here)

Alexei Kondratyev, Managing Director, Financial Markets at Standard Chartered Bank, speaks about his work on portfolio optimisation using adiabatic quantum computing. Alexei thinks there are many possible use cases for quantum computing in finance and that existing quantum annealers are already powerful enough to execute meaningful research projects.

24th July 2018 – MeetupA Scalable Compiler for Quantum Computers – (1:34:17) (download slides here)

Seyon Sivarajah from Cambridge Quantum Computing gives an overview of how compilers power modern classical computation, and outline why compilers and high level languages for quantum programming are necessary.

15th July 2018 – We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We’re At – Seeker – (8:35)

Broad-angle overview of the challenges facing quantum computing, featuring interviews with IBM and Rigetti about their efforts to build a functioning quantum processor in a controlled environment.

9th July 2018 – MeetupQuantum Computing Takes Flight at D-Wave – Colin P. Williams (D-Wave) – (1:39:03)

D-Wave is one of the leading companies in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems. Based on an approach called quantum annealing, which the majority of quantum computer scientists had originally eschewed, D-Wave has built four generations of quantum computers over the past 8 years and delivered them to brand name customers including Lockheed-Martin/USC, Google/NASA/USRA, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Colin Williams, VP Strategy & Corporate Development at D-Wave Systems Inc, will describe D-Wave’s approach to annealing-based quantum computing, how the technology works, the kinds of applications to which it is most suited, and the evidence for it exhibiting quantum advantage.

17th May 2018 – MeetupPlatforms for quantum computing – Josh Nunn (University of Bath) (1:31:56) – (download slides here)

Quantum computing is still at an early stage, and the range of possible platforms is diverse, with important contenders being superconducting circuits, trapped ions, defect centres in diamond, donor spins in silicon and pure photonics.

Josh Nunn, from the University of Bath, reviews the merits and challenges of these approaches. He also describes the recent trend towards hybrid “modular” architectures, and describes the need for coherent storage to synchronise optical entanglement swapping. His own work focusses on broadband light storage and Josh describes how these devices could solve the scaling challenges for all-photonic quantum computing.

2nd May 2018 – Quantum Computing: Untangling the Hype – The Royal Institution  (1:33:22)

Artur Ekert and Harry Buhrman, physicists noted for their work in quantum cryptography and quantum computing respectively, give a layman’s overview to theory behind quantum computers at the Royal Institution in London.

9th May 2018 – MeetupProgramming the world’s first quantum computers using Forest – Will Zeng (Rigetti) (1:22:09)

The first scalable universal quantum computers are now available, such as the 19 qubit processor built by Rigetti Computing. In this talk, Dr. Zeng introduces a freely available open-source environment (Forest) for programming these devices.

23rd April 2018 – MeetupQuantum Machine Learning – Seth Lloyd (1:45:21)

Seth Lloyd is Nam P. Suh professor of mechanical engineering and professor of physics at MIT. Dr. Lloyd’s research focuses on problems on information and complexity in the universe.  He was one of the first people to build a quantum computer in the 1990s. This talk shows how quantum computers can provide an exponential speed-up over their classical counterparts for a variety of problems in machine learning and big data analysis.

11th April 2018 – MeetupQ#: Getting started with practical Quantum Computing (1:32:13)

A practical, demo-lead introduction to quantum computation with Microsoft’s Q# platform. Begins with a crash course in quantum computing and Q#, covering topics such as bits vs. qubits, superposition and entanglement, and gates and circuits, as well as some Q# basics. Presented by Anita Ramanan and Frances Tibble, both software engineers at Microsoft.

20th March 2018 – MeetupQuantum Computing Startup Panel Discussion (1:50:25)

Panel discussion featuring founders of UK quantum computing startups and London based investors in the field of quantum computing. Topics of discussion: Investing, The Future, Intellectual Property.

14th March 2018 – whurley | Keynote at SXSQ 2018 –  SXSW (South By SouthWest) Conference –  YouTube

Keynote speech at South By SouthWest conference by tech entrepreneur and founder of quantum tech company Strangeworks, Whurley, about the “paradigm shift” that quantum computing represents.

12th March 2018 –  Podcast – SXSW Podcast: Quantum Computing – Science Fiction to Science FactInside HPC  – YouTube

Podcast of panel discussion at SXSW (South by Southwest) conference featuring people from D-Wave, IBM, 1QBit and TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) discussing what quantum computers will be useful for.

8th March 2018 – MeetupQuantifying Quantum – Dr Steve Brierley (1:21:02) – Skills Matters hosting the London Quantum Computing Meetup

Dr Steve Brierley is a senior research Fellow in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge with a background in architectures for quantum computing and quantum algorithmsIn this talk to the London Quantum Computing Meetup he discusses what we should be able to do with a quantum computer and when you will be able to buy one.   He also gives a broad overview of the problems that can be solved more efficiently with a quantum computer with a particular focus on industrial, high-value problems.

26th February 2018 – MeetupSuperconductivity in quantum processors – Dr Brian Vlastakis (1:20:34) – Skills Matters hosting the London Quantum Computing Meetup

Brian Vlastakis, who has a PhD in experimental physics – specializing in superconducting quantum circuits, has worked in quantum computing teams at Yale University, IBM and now the University of Oxford.  He talks about using superconductivity to build circuit-based quantum processors, the science behind these devices and compares them with rival technologies.

15th February 2018 – MeetupIntroduction to Q# Development: Can Rob Use Entanglement to Thwart Heisenberg? – Rob Lyndon (1:20:43) – Skills Matters hosting the London Quantum Computing Meetup

Rob Lyndon is a mathematician, coder and co-organiser of the London Quantum Computing Meetup  In this talk he explains the fundamental principles of quantum programming and introduces us to Q# – the new Microsoft quantum programming language, by going through an example program that he wrote (source code available here)

Jan 29th 2018 – MeetupTensor networks: quantum mechanics meets machine learning – Vid Stojevic (1:14:12) – Skills Matters hosting the London Quantum Computing Meetup

Vid Stojevic is CTO and co-founder of a new start-up called GTN – Generative Tensorial Networks ( ) which uses “advanced cutting-edge quantum physics and machine learning methods to enable the next 150 years of drug discovery”. As well as giving technical details of his company’s work, Vid also talks about his experience of starting up a quantum computing related company.

2nd October 2017 – Quantum Computing – Top 3 Microsoft Breakthroughs with Krysta Svore (25:10) – YouTube

“Microsoft Quantum Compute, thought leader and engineer Krysta Svore, walks through her team’s critical breakthroughs and their potential for solving the worlds biggest problems, with computationally-intensive tasks now resolved at record speed”

27th September 2017 – MeetupQuantum algorithms: the power behind quantum computing – Ashley Montenaro (1:53:34) – YouTubeLondon Quantum Computing Meetup

Dr Ashley Montanaro is Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Bristol. He has over a decade of experience in the field of quantum computing, specialising in the theory of quantum algorithms and quantum computational complexity, and has designed many quantum algorithms himself.  Ashley introduces quantum computing and some leading quantum algorithms, including recent developments in the field. He  discusses their applications and implications for technology, and gives a flavour of the principles behind them. No knowledge of quantum mechanics, quantum computing or its underlying mathematics is assumed, though an interest in mathematics or the theory of computing is helpful.

25th September 2017 – Microsoft unveils Quantum Computer at MSIgnite 2017 (21:05) – YouTube

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced new Microsoft Cloud Computing Platform and Quantum Computer from Microsoft

31st May 2017 – A Beginner’s Guide to Quantum ComputingYouTube

Dr. Talia Gershon from IBM Research gives an overview of how quantum computing works and using the IBM Q cloud computing service. Dr Gershon had only been involved in quantum computing for 6 months when she gave this talk, and so it’s a good video to start with if you are new to the field.

14th March 2017 – MeetupQuantum Computers – The world’s most incredible machines – Professor Winfried Hensinger (1:33:41) – – Skills Matters hosting the London Quantum Computing Meetup

Winfried Hensinger is Professor of Quantum Technologies at the University of Sussex. Hensinger heads the Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group and he is the director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. Hensinger’s group works on constructing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device, a quantum simulation engine as well as portable quantum sensors.  He provides an overview of his group’s work at the University of Sussex on constructing practical quantum technologies, in particular, a quantum computer utilizing ultra-cold trapped charged atoms.

June 22nd 2012 – Quantum computation | Michelle Simmons | TEDxSydney – YouTube

Michelle Simmons, Professor of Quantum Physics at the University of New South Wales, explains how quantum computing works, why it’s so powerful and their plans to build a quantum computer using single atom qubits in silicon (see this article and this article from The Guardian to find out how they have progressed since).  Also see this video from 2013 of a Hangouts session including Michelle Simmons where they discuss teleporting and single atom transistors.