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Open source quantum computing workshop

Schools for Quantum Information Development

Open source quantum computing workshop

ETH Zurich, 3-4 June 2019

If you are curious about the quantum buzz, and would like to contribute to open source quantum computing software development, this hands-on workshop will get you started.
Over the course of two days, we will cover:
  • Quantum computing, from basic principles to a state-of-the-art algorithm.
  • How to contribute to open source projects, from Git to good programming practices.
  • ProjectQ, a free open-source software suite for quantum computing.

Bring your laptop, pen and paper, as there will be many examples to work out and implement. By the end of the workshop, you should be able to contribute to the development of ProjectQ and other quantum computing projects.

Target audience

Computer science, physics and maths students, as well as researchers, who may or not already know a little about quantum computing. You may join as many lectures as you find fit.


Lídia del Rio, ETH Zurich & Squid
Nuriya Nurgalieva, ETH Zurich & Squid
Marc Widmer, VIS
Pedro Rosso Gomez, VMP


HG D 3.2, ETH Zentrum

  • Introduction to quantum computing for computer scientists, by Elisa Bäumer, ETH Zurich, 1h30 [lecture notes]
    • Basic postulates: states, measurements and evolution
    • Quantum gates
    • Quantum circuits
    • Examples and exercises
  • Contributing to open source projects, Jonas Felber, ETH Zurich, 1h30 [slides] [git installation]
    • Git
    • Good practices for large open source projects
    • Good programming practices
    • Examples and exercises


Where to learn more

Good places to start. 


Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for future events! 

Registration fee:

  • General: CHF 20.-
  • VMP and VIS members: CHF 15.-  (pay 20 now, get reimbursement of 5 on site)