IQM Quantum Computers, Hebraw University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University collaborate to accelerate quantum technology research

ESPOO, Finland, JERUSALEM and RAMAT GAN, Israel, 8 April 2022– (BUSINESS WIRE) –IQM quantum computersthe Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have initiated a research collaboration on quantum technologies, with IQM supplying commercial quality quantum computer hardware components to both universities.

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IQM, the pan-European leader in quantum computing, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University, among the world’s leading universities, today announced the launch of a collaboration in quantum computing focusing on research, exchange of know-how and quantum hardware.

The purpose of this collaboration is to provide researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (a group led by Professor Nadav Katz, in its Department of Physics and at the Scientific Center for Quantum Information) and Bar-Ilan University (a group led by Professor Michael Stern), Department of Physics) commercial quality quantum computer hardware developed by IQM. Researchers in these groups will conduct experiments using IQM equipment and promote scientific progress.

This initiative also includes testing IQM’s qubit technology and performing experiments based on its hardware. This long-term collaboration will result in significant scientific breakthroughs, numerous academic contributions and new product innovations. This approach is part of the strategy chosen by IQM, which consists of giving its customers and partners direct access to its hardware components.

In connection with the announcement, Dr. Juha Vartiainen, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of IQM: “We are very pleased to work with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University, and look forward to a successful, long-term scientific and commercial collaboration. This announcement is true. in line with our strategy of delivering commercial quality quantum computer hardware to global research teams. “

“This collaboration is also a significant milestone in our collaboration with world-class quantum ecosystems in Israel. As quantum computers continue to evolve, the know-how developed in Israel – for example in quantum computer learning and software – will become increasingly critical. in the future, “Juha added.

Going forward, all parties also aim to expand the collaboration to include the manufacture of full-stack quantum computers for scientific and commercial purposes in Israel.

“We are particularly pleased to begin this collaboration with IQM and have already measured several consistently high-consistency IQM units in our laboratory in Israel. This is only the beginning of a productive and successful joint venture,” said Professor Nadav Katz, Director of HUJI Quantum Information Science Center.

Highly coherent controlled oscillations of IQM qubits have been measured in Israel (HUJI).

“We are pleased to participate in a study that puts Israel and its universities at the forefront of global efforts to develop quantum computers. There is still a long way to go, but I believe that at Bar-Ilan University together with our partners at the Hebrew University, will succeed in achieving unprecedented results, “said Professor Michael Stern.

About IQM Quantum Computers:

IQM is the pan-European leader in its category of quantum computer design.

IQM supplies on-site quantum computers to high-performance computing centers and research laboratories and offers full access to their computing hardware. IQM offers its industrial customers a quantum advantage through its unique co-design and application-specific product approach.

IQM is building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with VTT, and an IQM-led consortium (Q-Exa) is building Germany’s quantum computer, which will be integrated with a high-performance supercomputer to create an accelerator for future scientific research. IQM employs over 160 people in its offices in Paris, Bilbao, Munich and Espoo.

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Head office:

IQM Finland Oy, Keilaranta 19, 02150 Espoo, Finland

About Hebraw University of Jerusalem:

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is Israel’s leading academic and research institution. It welcomes, on 6 campuses, more than 25,000 students from around 80 countries. Founded in 1918 by coryphaeus, including Albert Einstein, Chaim Weizmann, Sigmund Freud and Martin Buber, HUJI ranks at the top of the world’s leading universities. To date, the university and its alumni have won 8 Nobel Prizes, 1 Fields Medal and 1 Abel Prize – a proud tradition of innovation and excellence.

About Bar-Ilan University:

Bar-Ilanest University was founded in 1955 and is one of Israel’s leading institutions of higher education. It combines groundbreaking scientific research and teaching imbued with Jewish values ​​and social responsibility. Having grown from 70 to nearly 20,500 students, its outstanding achievements in science and the humanities as well as in all areas of human activity have left an indelible mark on the landscape of the State of Israel.

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