New York University Partners with IBM to Explore Quantum Computing for Simulation of Quantum Systems and Advancing Quantum Education

Newswise — NYU to Join the IBM Q Hub at the Air Force Research Lab

New York University will join the IBM Q Hub at the Air Force Research Lab to advance the fundamental research and use of quantum computing in simulation of quantum systems and advancing quantum education. IBM will provide NYU with access through the cloud to the world’s largest fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial use case exploration and fundamental research. 

The announcement of the agreement was made during CES 2020, the annual global technology conference and showcase in Las Vegas. 

Together with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and IBM, NYU will explore quantum computing research to study measurement-based quantum computing, materials discovery with variational quantum eigensolver, and emulating new phases on small quantum systems.

“We are excited to join AFRL and IBM to transform quantum computing concepts into a powerful technology by educating a new quantum workforce, expanding our scientific partnership and engaging in cross disciplinary collaboration,” said Javad Shabani, an assistant professor of physics at NYU. 

Under the agreement to join the AFRL hub, NYU will be part of a community of Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions, and research labs working to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications. NYU will leverage IBM’s quantum expertise and resources, Qiskit software and developer tools, and will have cloud-based access to IBM’s Quantum Computation Center. IBM offers, through the cloud, 15 of the most advanced universal quantum computing systems available, including a 53-qubit qubit system—the largest commercially available system in the industry. 

Since the IBM Q Network’s launch in 2017, it has grown to more than 100 organizations, collaborating with IBM and one another to advance fundamental quantum computing research and to develop practical applications for business and science. For more information about the IBM Q Network, as well as a full list of all partners, members, and hubs, visit

About New York University

Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and has 11 other global academic sites around the world. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, engineering, social work, cities, global public health, big data, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

Twitter: @NYUniversity 

About IBM Q

IBM Q is an industry-first initiative to build commercial universal quantum systems for business and science applications. For more information about IBM’s quantum computing efforts, please visit

IBM Q Network™ and IBM Q™ are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

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