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Mini lecture series: Introduction to quantum computing

11-13 January 2021

Quantum computing holds the promise to solve some of our planet's biggest challenges. At the same time, quantum computing is among those terms that are widely discussed but often poorly understood.

In six lectures on 11 - 13 January 2021, we will provide a short summary of the very basics of quantum computing and quantum information. After a brief introduction to the circuit model of quantum computation, we will discuss some quantum algorithms and applications.

If time permits, we will have a look at IBM's openly available quantum devices and implement some simple quantum programs on those.

Additional topics are:

  • Dimensional Expressivity Analysis
  • Introduction to Error Mitigation
  • A Lightning Introduction to Machine Learning for Quantum Physicists

Each lecture is accompanied by additional consulation hours, in which PhD students are invited to ask questions and discuss relevant topis.

The lecturers are Stefan Kühn (The Cyprus Institute), Tobias Hartung (The Cyprus Institute & University of Bath), Lena Funcke (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Pan Kessel (TU Berlin und BIFOLD).


An Introduction to Quantum Computing:
Date and time: 11-13 January 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Registration: https://indico.desy.de/event/28086/
Consultation: 11-13 January 2021, 4 - 5 p.m.

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This lecture is part of the PIER Education Platform (PEP). The workshops, course and lectures in PEP are open for PhD students of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and its cooperation partners on Bahrenfeld Campus/DESY. PEP is a cooperation of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, the Quantum Universe Research School QURS, CUI/AIM, and DASHH. PhD students from other affiliated research centers such as SFB 925, the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics IMPRS-UFAST, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology CSSB, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL may also participate upon request.

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