At IonQ, we are developing industry-leading, general-purpose quantum computers to address a broad array of applications. In the process, we hope to revolutionize computing as we know it by unleashing the power of quantum.
Since the personal computing revolution kicked off in the 1970s, computers have improved by leaps and bounds as transistors have decreased in size and increased in power in accordance with Moore's Law. In fact, today's smartphones are orders of magnitude more powerful than any of the early supercomputers. Despite these advances, however, there remains a multitude of large, complex, and important problems that cannot be addressed by even the world's most powerful computers today. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that solutions to these problems will ever be within reach, now that transistors are approaching the size of individual atoms, a scale at which classical physics breaks down entirely.
Quantum computing represents a radical departure from classical computing and has the potential to overcome these limitations by embracing the quantum phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, that emerge at atomic scale. Quantum computers' ability to perform incredibly complex calculations and data processing exponentially faster than classical computers opens up a world of possible commercial and scientific applications. The potential is staggering, and though we are still in the early days of quantum computing, we anticipate that the technology will transform industries and facilitate breakthroughs in areas as disparate as machine learning, molecular interaction simulation, financial analysis, cryptography, materials design, logistics optimization, and big data search.
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College Park, MD 20740
IONQ is developing world-leading general-purpose quantum information processors. Our unique trapped ion approach combines unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical networkability, and highly-optimized algorithms to create a quantum computer that is as scalable as it is powerful and that will support a broad array of applications across a variety of industries.
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Scientists are close to building a quantum computer that can beat a conventional one
Dec 1, 2016
Use of global interactions in efficient quantum circuit constructions
New Journal of Physics
Dec 21, 2017
Provably secure and high-rate quantum key distribution with time-bin qudits
Nov 24, 2017
IonQ is building the world's first fully-expressive, full-stack quantum computer based on trapped ion technology. Quantum computing is poised to reshape medicine, materials, simulation, and much more. To support our rapid growth, we're hiring creative collaborators with top skills in their areas of expertise and a commitment to success. We're currently seeking candidates for our College Park location. US citizenship is preferred.