Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We have worked for over fifteen years to advance quantum computing, including working to develop a scalable, universal, programmable quantum computing system and to create the hardware and software required to support it. Our team of experts in quantum physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering has collaborated with universities, industry, and government on cross-cutting research that aims to make scalable quantum computing a reality.
At Microsoft, we believe the quality of qubits is the key to creating a scalable quantum computer to rapidly solve today’s large and complex problems, and our topological qubit approach provides distinct scaling advantage. To achieve rapid scale, we are co-developing a “full quantum stack” that consists of scalable quantum hardware, software, and control system to program the quantum computer, as well as the applications and algorithms to run on it. We’re passionate about developing the quantum workforce today by unlocking quantum programming with the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and Q# quantum programming language. Together, our global team and worldwide collaborators combine theoretical insights with experimental breakthroughs to develop the hardware and software to enable quantum computing technology.