Mar 27 – 31, 2023
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre will host the spring school on Quantum Information Processing – Applications on Gate-based an Annealing Systems” from March 27 to March 31, 2023. The school focuses on hands-on experiences in developing and implementing algorithms on both gate-based devices and quantum annealers. Therefore the attendees will make use of the cloud-programming platform of the Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) to access quantum devices located at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The hands-on sessions will be accompanied by several lectures covering basic concepts of gate-based and annealing systems, the design and implementation of use-cases, and big-picture lectures, all given by experts from the field. The spring school will be complemented by a poster session where attendees present their research activities to each other.

Topics: Introduction to gate-based quantum computing, introduction to quantum annealing, formulating QUBO problems, Ising Hamiltonians, Variational Quantum Eigensolvers, Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm, simulation of quantum systems, classical vs quantum optimization

Participants have to present a poster. Please submit an abstract for your poster and a motivation letter stating why attending this spring school will be beneficial for your current and future research. Submit abstract and motivation letter in one pdf file to with the header "Abstract Spring School 2023". Your application will only be reviewed if abstract, motivation letter and application (follow the "apply now" button) are submitted.

Please note that this is the registration page for on-site participation. In case you want to participate remotely register here.

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Building 16.4, room 301
Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße 52428 Jülich
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  • The school is taylored to PhD students from the field of quantum computing in their first years; however, this is not a requirement for participation.
  • All attendees have to present a poster on their ongoing or planned research projects.
  • Attendance fee: 240 €. The fee covers lunch and coffee/tee on all days, dinner on first and last evening, city tour in the medieval centre of Aachen, ticket for public transport between Aachen and Jülich for the full week, and a welcome-bag.
  • Accommodation is not included and must be organized individually. We recommend to stay in Jülich (Stadthotel Jülich, Hotel Hexenturm), Düren or in Aachen close to the main station to avoid long commuting times. For details on the connections to FZH see here (document link).
  • Covid regulations: Due to Covid-regulations the numbrer of on-site participants is currently limited to 18 persons. It is possible that the pandemic situation will allow up to 36 participants.
  • If the registration is complete, you can register for remote participation and select the option to be placed on the waiting list for on-site participation.
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