"Quantum computers enable us to use the laws of physics to solve intractable mathematical problems", stated Marcos de López de Prado, Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners and a Research Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Computational Research Division. "This is the beginning of a new era, and it will change the job of the mathematician and computer scientist in the years to come."
Experts in finance, mathematics, computer science and physics have agreed to participate as editors and content contributors of the community, including:
Through 1QBit, members will be able to access an interactive notebook and a set of tutorials that will allow them to explore applications of quantum software. "Sharing the tools we've built with the community will create a better understanding of how quantum computing can be applied to finance, and in turn will inspire the development of additional tools that enable these new applications", stated Landon Downs, President and Co-founder of 1QBit.
"Quantum computers have the potential to provide a different approach to solving very difficult finance problems, but it will take the collective intelligence of many experts to do so", stated Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave and former CTO of Goldman Sachs. "We co-founded Quantum for Quants as a way to bring together such experts and to provide resources and connections that can't be found anywhere else. In addition, when we find problems being discussed and vetted in the forums that we believe are a good fit for D-Wave's quantum technology, we can identify them as candidates for transition from the simulators to a D-Wave system."
Quantum for Quants can be found at quantumforquants.org .