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QuID 2019

Schools for Quantum Information Development

QuID 2019

Save the date: 8-13 September 2019, ETH Zurich.

Squid is bringing you the second edition of the Quantum Information for Developers summer school on quantum computing. Registration is open until 30th of August, AoE.

Confirmed speakers include:

Renato Renner, ETH Zurich (basics of quantum mechanics, gates and circuits)

Joran van Apeldoorn, QuSoft & CWI Amsterdam and Arjan Cornelissen, QuSoft & University of Amsterdam (quantum algorithms)

Christian Majenz, QuSoft & University of Amsterdam (quantum cryptography)

Nikolas Breuckmann, University College London (quantum error correction)

Markus Reiher, ETH Zurich, and James D. Whitfield, Dartmouth College (quantum chemistry)

Roger Colbeck, University of York (circuit decomposition)

Maris Ozols, QuSoft & University of Amsterdam (tensor networks)

The summer school runs from Sunday the 8th at 10am to Thursday the 12th lunchtime:

  • In the morning, we will offer lectures on various theoretical topics in quantum computing, separated into two parallel tracks: one for participants who are new to quantum computing (basics track), and one for those who are already familiar with standard quantum algorithms (advanced track).
  • In the afternoon, we will start with tutorials on different software platforms for quantum computing, and practice by implementing some of the algorithms taught in the morning.

From Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon, there is a free quantum hackathon:

  • You will be given a choice of quantum computing projects to implement, proposed by QuID lecturers. Make teams of 2-3 people, and you have 24h to implement them in your favourite language or platform. Winners will be announced on Friday afternoon.
  • Coordination with the Qiskit Camp: IBM will host an invitation-only Qiskit camp in Schilthorn from Thursday evening to Sunday. For QuID participants who are joining the camp, buses will depart from Hönggerberg at 13:00 on Thursday.

The detailed information about the event can be found on the school’s website.