(IBM) The IBM Quantum Awards give educators, students, and developers the opportunity to show off their skills using IBM Quantum Experience and Qiskit, and to share their knowledge with the growing quantum computing community. This year’s winners competed for $28,000 in prizes across six categories, challenging them to present research, develop games, create online tutorials and propose new circuit designs—all with the goal of advancing quantum science and pushing the limits of today’s quantum computers.

Quantum Game
Winner: Quantum Gate Quest
Nick Bartzokas, freelance developer of software and educational games

Teach Me Qiskit
Winner: Entanglement Purification: The BBPSSW Protocol
Teach Me Qiskit Video
Winner: Quantum Computer Programming With Qiskit
Harrison Kinsley, digital entrepreneur whose projects include Python programming tutorials and an AI sentiment analysis algorithm

Developer Challenge
Winner: Circuit Optimization
Davide Ferrari, PhD student in Information Technologies, Department of Engineering and Architecture, Quantum Information Science at UniPr, University of Parma, Italy

IBM Quantum Best Paper
1st Prize Winner: “Minimizing State Preparations in Variational Quantum Eigensolver by Partitioning into Commuting Families”
Pranav Gokhale, Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago
Olivia Angiuli, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Yongshan Ding, Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago
Kaiwen Gui, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Teague Tomesh, Argonne National Laboratory and Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
Martin Suchara, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory
Margaret Martonosi, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
Frederic T. Chong, Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago

Teach Me Quantum
1st Prize Winners: Open Quantum Systems with Qiskit
Boris Sokolov, Doctoral Student, Theoretical Physics, University of Turku, Finland
Guillermo Garcia-Pérez, Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Physics, University of Turku
Matteo Rossi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Physics, University of Turku
Daria Anttila, Doctoral Student, Theoretical Physics, University of Turku

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