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 fo travel and local expenses.


Click HERE for online application

Application deadline: September 11, 2021


  • 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)



  • Eduardo Duzzioni (UFSC, Brazil): Quantum algorithms: from basics to differential equations
  • Askery Canabarro (URFN, Brazil): Quantum Finance
  • Thomas Monz (University Innsbruck, Austria): Trapped Ion Quantum Computers
  • Markus Müller* (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany): Quantum error correction
  • Francisco Rouxinol (UNICAMP, Brazil): Superconducting Qubits


  • Enrique Solano (University of the Basque Country,  Spain / CEO QUANVIA e KIPU QUANTUM)
  • Felipe F. Fanchini (UNESPBauru, Brazil)
  • Rafael Chaves (IPP/UFRN, Brazil)

*to be confirmed



Click HERE for online application

Application deadline: September 11, 2021


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Additional Information

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. See requirements for travelling to Brazil at To enter the IFT-UNESP building, you may be required to show a Covid vaccination certificate.

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.

Yellow fever vaccination although not mandatory, it is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective.