Sep 25 – 29, 2023
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Europe/Berlin timezone

Emerging computational infrastructures of the future, such as quantum computing, will play a pivotal role in the research on materials for the energy transition. Quantum computing is specifically suited for the computational modeling of materials and chemical processes at an accurate quantum-mechanical level.

This event will gather present and future pioneers of the application of quantum computing to the research on materials and chemistry for the energy transition. It will comprise two parts – an autumn school for students and an expert workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to share experience, first results, and views on the prospects of different quantum-computing approaches to tackle specific problems in this research field.

The workshop is accompanied by an autumn school addressing students and computational scientists new to this field, with the aim to convey both conceptual understanding and first hands-on experience in the application of quantum computing in energy materials research.

Forschungszentrum Jülich


The Autumn School invites registrations by PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers working in computational chemistry and materials for the energy transition. Basic knowledge in quantum mechanics is assumed, but no prior experience in quantum computing is required. Please provide a short resume and motivation statement (approx. 150 words) about your interest in quantum computing and expectations from the Autumn School. Participants are encouraged to prepare an introductory slide about their profile and research project to be presented during the Workshop. The number of registrants is limited.

Accommondation and Transport:

There are hotel rooms in Aachen pre-reserved for the participants of the Autumn School. Booking information will be provided upon accepted registration. Individual room rates are 87.35 EUR per night including breakfast. Every morning, a shuttle bus will bring participants from the hotel in Aachen to Forschungszentrum Jülich, and vice versa in the evenings.