Second Quantum Computing School

October 7 – 18, 2024

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

IFT-UNESP Auditorium


Second Generation Quantum Technologies comprise solutions that directly benefit from quantum states of light or matter, such as superposition states, entangled states, and matter waves, to provide significant gains over their so-called “classical technologies” counterparts that do not directly use such fundamental properties of quantum theory. Within second-generation quantum technologies, quantum computing is the one that has received the most attention since there are predictions that indicate that, in the future, quantum computers will be able to solve complex problems quicker than today’s largest supercomputers. But there are other quantum technologies that already have immediate applications with significant gains, for example quantum sensors as gravimeters and sensors applied to medicine, and cryptographic key distribution for secure communication systems.

These technologies have gigantic disruptive power, and the training of human resources in this area is essential to developing national and international programs.  This school will provide hands-on courses covering basics and advanced concepts on second-generation quantum technologies including: quantum algorithm and quantum simulations, especially applied to chemistry, quantum machine learning, quantum sensors, quantum communication protocols, and different experimental platforms for those technologies, such as superconducting qubits, photonic systems and Bose-Einstein condensates.

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


  • Celso J. Villas-Boas (UFSCar, Brazil)
  • Rafael Chaves (IIP & UFRN, Brazil)
  • Ana Predojevic (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Markus Hennrich (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Enrique Solano (Kipu Quantum Berlin, Germany)



Click HERE for online application

Application deadline: August 3, 2024



  • Vanderlei Bagnato (USP, Brazil & Texas University, USA): Bose-Einstein Condensates and the Involvement in Advances for New Technologies.
  • Marco Cerezo (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA): Prospects and Challenges for Quantum Machine Learning.
  • Daniel Nino (Xanadu, Canada): Introduction to Applications of Quantum Computing to Quantum Chemistry (with hands-on – PennyLane).
  • Antonio Zelaquett (UFF-Niteroi, Brazil): High Dimensional Quantum Communication with Structured Light.
  • Juan José García Ripoll (QUINFOG-CSIC, Spain): Quantum Networks for Quantum Computers.
  • Miroslav Ježek (Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic): Application of Machine Learning for Advanced Quantum Detection.



Click HERE for online application

Application deadline: August 3, 2024


 The schedule might be changed.

Additional Information

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BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided or will be reimbursed by ICTP-SAIFR, 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.

COVID-19: Brazilians and foreigners no longer have to present proof of vaccination before entering the country.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada and USA are exempt from tourist visa until April 10, 2025. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here.

How to reach the Institute: The school 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.

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A PRINTED BANNER . 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: