Introductory article on Cirq in the German iX magazine
The iX magazine, a well-established format by the German Heise publishing company for a professional IT audience, was putting together a comprehensive introduction on quantum computing from a practical computing perspective as a special edition. It was release on 10th June 2021 (https://www.heise.de/select/ix/2021/13 ).
We contributed with an article on Google’s Open Source Python library Cirq introducing its basic code mechanics (https://github.com/quantumlib/Cirq ). Further it aims to provide a compact overview of Cirq’s broad functionality ranging from efficient classical quantum simulation, introducing noise on the local and global level over enforcing device restrictions to real QPU-backend sampling.
To conclude this educational article, we showcase with a small Variational Quantum eigensolver (VQE) example a typical Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) era application (https://www.heise.de/select/ix/202/13/2106819143631919104).