Minicourse on quantum computing

April 8-10, 2024

São Paulo, Brazil

ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP

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Quantum computing is a growing field where the information is processed by two-levels quantum states known as qubits. Quantum computers offer an intriguing path for a paradigmatic change of computing in the natural sciences and beyond, with the potential for achieving a so-called quantum advantage, namely a significant (in some cases exponential) speed-up of numerical simulations. The rapid development of hardware devices with various realizations of qubits enables the execution of small scale but representative applications on quantum computers.

In this context, we present a basic introduction to quantum computing paradigm, algorithms and software. The minicourse is organized in lectures and hands-on tutorials using quantum computing software (Qibo).

Requirements:

Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and computer science may help to appreciate the material presented in the minicourse.

Participants are required to bring their computers with Python (>3.9) installed or access to Google Colab during the tutorial sessions.

 

There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for local expenses.

 

Lecturers:

  • Stefano Carrazza (University of Milan, Italy and CERN, Switzerland)
  • Matteo Robbiati (University of Milan, Italy and CERN, Switzerland)

List of participants: Updated on April 11, 2024.

 

Announcement:

Application is now closed

Lectures

Session 1. April 8th

14:00 – 15:00: Introducing quantum computing
15:00 – 15:15: Break
15:15 – 16:00: Tutorial: setting up Qibo’s quantum middleware software environment, building quantum circuits.
16:00 – 16:15: Break
16:15 – 17:00: Tutorial: quantum circuits, gates and shots. Bell states and ancillary qubits.

Session 2. April 9th

14:00 – 15:00: Introducing quantum algorithms
15:00 – 15:15: Break
15:15 – 16:00: Tutorial: Grover search algorithm (part 1)
16:00 – 16:15: Break
16:15 – 17:00: Tutorial: Grover search algorithm (part 2)

Session 3. April 10th

14:00 – 15:00: Introducing NISQ devices
15:00 – 15:15: Break
15:15 – 16:00: Tutorial: Introducing quantum noise and quantum hardware limitations
16:00 – 16:15: Break
16:15 – 17:00: Tutorial: Mitigating quantum noise via Quantum Error Mitigation

Online resources & References

Online resources:

The software material presented is available at:

 

References:

– https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-9565/ac39f5
– https://doi.org/10.22331/q-2022-09-22-814
– https://arxiv.org/abs/2308.06313

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Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on April 8 (Monday) from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on the 3rd floor of the IFT-Unesp Building. See arrival instructions: here.

How to reach the Institute: The program will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.