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The idea of “The Quantum Game Club” is to form a community of engineers and scientists and provide them with the necessary education and resources to have fun interacting with quantum machines and create games and interfaces. We work with leading companies in quantum space including Microsoft, IonQ, and Quantum Computing Inc., as well as research labs actively working to develop state-of-the-art virtual and physical layers of future quantum systems. To receive more information about the Club activities and participate in our learning programs please register below.

Affiliates of Purdue, join the club here for event information: https://boilerlink.purdue.edu/organization/quantumgameclub

In collaboration with Microsoft Azure Quantum, Entanglement Institute and IonQ we help create a community of scientists, engineers and hobbyists to develop games that can be played on a quantum computer. We teach basic quantum concepts and provide necessary resources including free access to a quantum computer (IonQ) and learners will work in groups to develop creative quantum games.

Previous Club Events: 1st Quantum Game Club Meeting was held on Sep  23 ( 40 participants) 2nd Quantum Game Club Meeting, Oct 18,  5-6 PM EST (40 participants) 3rd Quantum Game Club meeting, Nov 9th, from 6PM to 7PM EST. (30 participants) 4th Quantum Game Club meeting, Monday, Dec 20th, from 3-4 PM EST (10 participants) 5th Quantum Game Club meeting, Thursday, Feb 10th, 2022, from 5-6:30 PM (in-person) 6th Quantum Game Club meeting, March 3rd, 2022, from 5-6:30 PM (in-person) 7th Quantum Game Club meeting, March 24th, 2022, from 5-6:30 PM (in-person)

Subscribe to the Quantum Game Club YouTube channel for more learning resources: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa76iKh11P08tvMTh5vifvw/playlists

 

Vannevar Bush in 1945 predicted most of the digital technology revolution even before the invention of transistors. The prospect of a quantum revolution ignites excitement in scientists and engineers similar to that of mid 20th century. It is however hard to predict what the impact of such technology in human life would be. The current approach of academia and industry is to develop a large-scale time-shared quantum machine to solve some difficult problems.  Even though it is not clear when it would be available and what it would be able to solve, the rich physics and novel dynamics of such machines will most definitely mark a new chapter in the history of technology.

Looking back at the 1960s, the notion of a large-scale time-shared machine was the only practical future, engineers and scientists could agree on. This notion, however, quickly changed when the importance of personal computers and human interaction with machines was revealed after a series of demonstrations, including the “Mother of All Demos” by Engelbart (1968) and Xerox Alto (1973), more than a decade before personal computers entered the mass market.

When it comes to creating a culture embracing new technology, one should not underestimate the impact of the broader community developing open-source applications. The first-ever monitor was demonstrated when J. Kates developed the game Bertie the Brain in the 1950s. The game “Tennis for Two” showed that anyone with basic motor skills could use a complex machine. The 1962 “Spacewar!” was arguably the most influential game in the history of games. The open-source culture later gave rise to the birth of Linux (1991).

When we as a society realized the profound impact of digital technology in personal lives, it not only enabled the invention of human-machine interfaces it also motivated the industry to personalize technology, ultimately changing the course of human history.

Despite being as (potentially) influential, quantum technology has not paced as fast as classical technologies and it is hard to predict its future. This is primarily because both the knowledge and hardware of quantum technologies are not as widely available to the broad community as digital electronic technologies in the ’70s.

What if we can make the quantum hardware accessible for the community of hobbyists, engineers, and scientists? What if the community develops the first Quantum “Tennis for Two” played with trapped atoms? Or the first human interface with the quantum machines? Could it shape a community of quantum hobbyists giving birth to a new Steve Jobs of quantum computers? As Alan Kay put it: “the best way to predict the future is to invent it”.

 

 

The idea of “The Quantum Game Club” is to flourish a community of intellectual engineers and scientists by providing the necessary education and resources to purely have fun, invent fun activities, and distribute it while working with quantum machines. As a community, we will invent machines and applications we never thought we would ever need. We will work with companies including Microsoft, Quantum Computing Inc, IBM, Entanglement Inc. , and research labs which are actively working to develop state-of-the-art virtual and physical layers of future quantum systems to make this goal a reality.

 

Here is a list of quantum games and applications that were developed at iQuHack 2022:

Microsoft/IonQ Opti-maze. Game in which you can compete or cooperate with a quantum computer to solve optimization problems such as climate change policy. Learn quantum computing and solve the world's problems! Qic Qac Qoe. Quantum tic tac toe that will make you be excited again about tic tac toe. QuHackJack Casinos™. Cheat at (quantum) black jack by applying quantum gates to the card shuffling. Soulinq. Platform game in which your soul is entangled with another player's. Wyn. Learn quantum computing by battling with your quantum circuits. ​

QuTech QuantumRX. Automatic calibration of quantum hardware, very handy for these days in which quantum computers are noisy! Keytanglement. Quantum communication for a chat server to make your communication unhackable. Creativity: QuanTris. Quantum tetris! Social good: QuackAttack. Keep your email private with quantum communication!

This is a list of resources that are helpful for learning. ​

General Resources Quantum Computers Explained (Kurzgesagt): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhHMJCUmq28 What Quantum Computing isn't (Scott Aaronson): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvIbrDR1G_c Github Tutorial: https://docs.github.com/en/get-started/quickstart/hello-world Python Refreshers: https://www.w3schools.com/python/default.asp https://www.w3schools.com/python/default.asp https://www.w3schools.com/python/default.asp Gather Town Tutorial: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kngaWIQSHlSOfNq6S2s9SLy_o6GvLMmkxcpv4AvuMrc/pub MIT iQuHACK x Quantum Inspire Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONeTa4THEWs MIT iQuHACK x Microsoft Q# Tutorial: https://youtu.be/E5JH1YfqSos Additionally, when you log into your qBraid account, you will be able to scroll down and watch tutorial videos from your home page.

QuTech Resources Quick start guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1baq3HATpdHEwogwsRdRzrd60h_UDXUmN/view

Microsoft + IonQ Resources All Azure Quantum and QDK documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/quantum The Quantum Katas - a collection of tutorials and practice problems https://github.com/Microsoft/QuantumKatas/ Microsoft Learn learing path "Quantum computing foundations" https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/quantum-computing-fundamentals/ Q# dev blog https://devblogs.microsoft.com/qsharp/

 

 

IQ-PARC Quantum Programming Resources

Resources for those interested in Quantum Programming, including Microsoft Azure Q#, IBM Qiskit, and Quantum Computing Inc.

Subscribe to the Quantum Game Club YouTube channel for more learning resources:

https://www.youtube.com/@quantumgameclub/playlists


Official Microsoft Resources:

Quantum Katas - Resource for learning Q# and the basics of quantum circuit design.

Quantum Development Workshop -Talk discussing Q# development.

Q# Language Guide - The official resource for Q#.

Quantum Computing For Computer Scientist - Very interesting talk that introduces the basic concepts of quantum computing.

Quantum Microsoft - Loads of example circuits and explanations.

Official Quantum Computing Inc. Resources:

QUBT Course book - QUBT U students will solve their first quantum-ready problem within a day to a week using Qatalyst

Other Useful Resources:

Why Quantum Algorithms? - Series which discusses quantum algorithms and their uses.

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information - Carnegie Mellon course on quantum computing.

Some basic concepts:

Here is a great write up https://www.activecyber.net/rise-quantum-computers-current-state-cryptographic-affairs/ highly worth the read​

Also here is a super interesting video about quantum mechanics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRCDLre1b4 

3Blue1Brown is a great channel in general if you find math interesting.

 

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