School on Quantum Computation

November 14-25, 2022 

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


Quantum computing has become a major hot topic in recent years, leading several countries around the world to launch billion-dollar initiatives to develop research in this area. In addition to such initiatives, large multinational corporations such as Google, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and many new startups have also started to invest large amounts of money both in the construction of quantum computers and new algorithms, which explore the fundamental concepts of Quantum Theory to promise extraordinary gains in information processing even over the most powerful classical supercomputers.

The main purpose of the present school is to provide short courses and lectures from the basics concepts to the state of the art on quantum computing: quantum algorithm efficiency, quantum complexity theory, quantum simulators, adiabatic quantum computing, quantum machine learning, and different architectures where quantum computing can be implemented, such as superconducting qubits, trapped ions, and photonics systems. The school will also offer short courses about the use of quantum computing in the cloud.

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


  • Frederico Brito (IFSC/USP, São Carlos – SP)
  • Markus Hennrich (Stockholm University, Stockholm – Sweden)
  • Ivan de Oliveira (CBPF, Rio de Janeiro – RJ)
  • Ana Predojevic (Stockholm University, Stockholm – Sweden)
  • Celso J. Villas-Boas (UFSCar, São Carlos – SP)

Satisfaction survey:



  • Askery Canabarro (UFAL, Campus Arapiraca,Brazil): Quantum Finance
  • Eduardo Duzzioni (UFSC, Brazil): Quantum algorithms: from basics to differential equations
  • Thomas Monz (University Innsbruck, Austria): Trapped Ion Quantum Computers
  • Francisco Rouxinol (UNICAMP, Brazil): Superconducting Qubits


  • Caslav Brukner (University of Vienna and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at Vienna ): IFT-Colloquium: How does a quantum particle see the world?
  • Rafael Chaves (IPP/UFRN, Brazil): Characterizing networks and phase transitions with classical and quantum machine learning
  • Felipe F. Fanchini (UNESP Bauru, Brazil): Calibrating Question Answering Systems with Quantum Neural Networks
  • Markus Hennrich (Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden): IFT-Colloquium – Trapped Rydberg ions
  • Ivan de Oliveira (CBPF, Brazil):  Nuclear Qubits
  • Ana Predojevic (Stockholm University, Sweden): Quantum light: generation, characterization, and application
  • Enrique Solano (Chief Visionary Officer of Kipu Quantum, Germany and Founder of QUANVIA, Spain)
  •  Thomas Monz (Innsbruck University and CEO and Co-Founder of AQT)
  •  Enrique Solano (Chief Visionary Officer of Kipu Quantum, Germany and Founder of QUANVIA, Spain)
  •  Dario Thober (CEO and Founder – Wernher von Braun Center)

Moderator:  Ana Predojevic (Stockholm University)


  • Tomás Ricardo Basile Álvarez (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico): Weyl Quantum Channels
  • Alejandro Gomez Cadavid (Universidad del Valle, Colombia): Qubit Coupled Cluster method for the Fermi-Hubbard model
  • Naim Elias Comar (IFUSP, Brazil): Correlations breaking homogenization
  • Inés Corte (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina): Alternatives to standard quantum tomography for quantum state estimation
  • Iann Cunha (UFSCar, Brazil): Influence of errors on the transport of quantum information through distant quantum dot spin qubits
  • William Esteban Salazar Estrada (Universidad del Valle, Colombia): On a matrix ensemble for arbitrary complex quantum systems
  • Cleverson Andrade Goulart (IFUSP, Brazil): Von Neumann entropy in entanglement of pseudo-Hermitian random states
  • Joao Lass (UFPR, Brazil): Relativistic quantum resources
  • Jose Alfredo de León (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico): Pauli component erasing quantum channels
  • Franco Mayo ( Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina): Quantum measurement engines without feedback
  • Paula Lujan Pagano (National University of La Plata, Argentina): Stimulated four wave mixing in silicon nitride waveguides
  • José Yitzhak Aarón Chacaliaza Ricaldi (USP-São Carlos, Brazil): Towards single photon emission of Er3+ doped tellurite-germane nanoglass
  • Gabriela Dias da Silva (IFUSP, Brazil): Molecular modeling of electron transfer process in self-assembled monolayers
  • Sebastián Ayala Vásquez (Millennium Institute for Research in Optics, Chile): Encoding quantum information using Perfect Vortex Beams of Light.
  • Carlos Ribeiro Neto (UFPB): Markovian to non-Markovian transition: an investigation by collision models
  • Joan Cáceres (Balseiro Institute, Argentina): Coherent optimization of a quantum gate based on the Landau-Zener-Stuckelberg interference
  • Gabriel Oliveira Alves (Universidade de São Paulo – Instituto de Física): Time-optimal holonomic quantum computation
  • Bárbara Andrade (ICFO – The Institute for Photonic Sciences): Quantum simulation of the Schwinger model using random circuits
  • Thalyta Tavares Martins (USP): Thermodynamic measurements of non equilibrium stochastic processes in optical tweezers
  • Matheus Eiji Ohno Bezerra (UFABC): Suppression laws for photonic interferences in linear unitary networks



Online application is now closed


School program: PDF updated on Nov. 22, 2022

Videos and Files

2022-11-14 2022-11-15 2022-11-16 2022-11-17 2022-11-18 2022-11-21 2022-11-22 2022-11-23 2022-11-24 2022-11-25
  • 09:15 - Francisco Rouxinol (UNICAMP, Brazil): Superconducting Qubits - 3 of 3





Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on November 14 (Monday) at the Institute,  from 09:00 am to 10:00 am.

List of Participants: Updated on November 10, 2022

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated Brazilians and foreigners are now exempt from presenting proof of a COVID-19 test with a negative or non-detectable result. You are only required to present proof of vaccination, printed or electronically. To enter the IFT-UNESP building, you may be required to show a Covid vaccination certificate.

BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided or will be reimbursed by the institute, should bring the boarding pass upon registration. The return boarding pass (PDF, if online check-in, scan or picture, if physical) should be sent to by e-mail .

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1 m (width) x 1,5 m (length). We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like:

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Hotel recommendation: Participants and Lecturers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

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.