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Quantum Lab

Build quantum applications and experiments with Qiskit in a cloud programming environment.

What is it?

Qiskit is an open-source framework to program quantum computers.

In Quantum Lab, you can write scripts that combine Qiskit code, equations, visualizations, and narrative text in a customized Jupyter Notebook environment — no installation required. Run code on real quantum hardware(opens in a new tab) or simulators(opens in a new tab). Store, access, and manage your files from anywhere.

Code your first quantum circuit with this step-by-step tutorial, or go directly to Quantum Lab and run the getting-started notebook(opens in a new tab) instead.

How to code quantum circuits, run them on simulators and systems, and visualize results with Quantum Lab.

What are its benefits?

No downloads or installations

Access Qiskit from any standard web browser wherever you have internet access – just sign in. Its convenient, lightweight access is ideal for teaching and learning.

Run on quantum hardware

Run your code on real quantum hardware to conduct your own experiments.

Cloud storage

1GB to store, access, and manage your notebook files in Quantum Lab.


Teach with Quantum Lab

Create engaging lectures that combine explanatory text, mathematical equations, code, and results. Step through topics one section at a time and modify your code on the fly to demonstrate concepts of quantum computing. Build assignments in Quantum Lab that encourage students to explore and learn on their own.

Students can code their first quantum circuit with this step-by-step tutorial.

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