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Wittek Quantum Prize for Open Source Software

A $4000 prize dedicated to the life and memory of Peter Wittek.

Dedicated towards celebrating open source software contributors in the field of quantum computation.

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About the Prize

The Wittek
Quantum Prize

The Wittek Quantum Prize is dedicated to Peter Wittek - a pioneer in the field of open quantum software who went missing on a mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas in 2019. The $4k cash prize is a collaboration between the Unitary Fund and the Quantum Open Source Foundation. It aims to reward an otherwise unnoticed individual for their outstanding high-impact contribution to the field of quantum open-source software.

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Our Values

How we do it is as important as the prize.

We love open source

We love witnessing the exponential growth of the quantum open source ecosystem and we believe that it is critical to secure open & equitable access to this new computing paradigm.

We want you to shine

We think that it is time to reward the best quantum open source developers for their outstanding work and provide them with the platform they deserve.

We are inclusive

We welcome nominations from all across the globe, independent of your nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation. We are thrilled to have you here and are doing everything it takes to ensure a fair process.

We are community driven

The entire organizational team behind the Wittek Quantum Prize as well as the jury panel, consisting of the Unitary Fund's advisory board, are 100% volunteer-based. We believe in this mission!

Previous Winners

The 2020 Wittek Quantum Prize for Open Source Software was awarded to Roger Luo, PhD student at University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute, for his work on Yao.jl and its surrounding ecosystem in JuliaLang.

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The winner of the 2021 Wittek Quantum Prize will be announced in early December

We are accepting nominations until November 5th 11:59:59 AM Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

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Nomination process

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In order to identify potential recipients of the 2021 Wittek Quantum Prize for Open Source Software we need your help! If you know an individual you’d like to nominate for the prize (including yourself), please fill out the nomination form by clicking the button below.

We are accepting nominations until November 5th 11:59:59 AM Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

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