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Meet the Quantum Computers: Exhibition, Research Labs Tour and Hands-on Experience
Date : 9 - 10 Oct 2021
Time : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue : SciHome, Room 1401 (Lifts 25/26), 1/F, HKUST

[Update on October 10, 2021 (Sunday) at 9:00am]
Please note that today’s exhibition and guided demonstration & labs tour sessions will be held as scheduled.

Since the weather condition will still be unstable today, please check out this page regularly for any update on the arrangements. 



This exhibition provides you with a first encounter of a real quantum computer. Although a general-purpose quantum computer with thousands or even more qubits are still far from reach, in this exhibition we feature a prototypical quantum computer with two qubits. The system uses the nuclear spins of the phosphorous and hydrogen atoms in a dimethylphosphite molecule to define a two-qubit quantum register. These nuclear spins can then be initialized, addressed, and subsequently read-out using nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. In the demonstration and tour, you will witness how the qubits can be manipulated and observe, in real time, the results of a quantum computation. The development of quantum computers is only at infancy; you are now part of the witness. Welcome to the future.



9:00 am - 5:00 pm   Exhibition of display boards 

    Guided demonstration and research labs tour session (Registration required)
Time Slots:

•  9:00 am - 11:00 am
•  10:00 am - 12:00 nn
•  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
•  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


IAS Center for Quantum Technologies



The guided demonstration and research labs tour sessions are now full and registration has closed. Accepted registrants were informed of the assigned time slot via email.


Bad Weather Arrangement

When the Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning or Typhoon Signal No. 1 or 3 is in effect, this event will be held as usual.

When the Black Rainstorm Warning or Typhoon Signal No. 8 is to be issued/ in force/ cancelled, please check out the detailed arrangements here

For attendees’ attention


  Quotas for guided demonstration and research labs tour session are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Priority will be given to Secondary School students and Undergraduate students.



HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Enquiries: iascqt@ust.hk / 2358 5058