Spring School on Quantum Information Processing - Gate-based and Annealing Systems

Building 16.4, room 301 (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Building 16.4, room 301

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße 52428 Jülich

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 training-juniq@fz-juelich.de 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.

    • 8:30 AM 9:15 AM
      Registration 45m
    • 9:15 AM 10:10 AM
      Welcome and Who is Who 55m
      Speaker: Nils Küchler
    • 10:10 AM 11:05 AM
      Introduction to gate-based quantum computing 55m
      Speaker: Dr Dennis Willsch (Forschungszentrum Jülich, JSC)
    • 11:05 AM 11:15 AM
      Break 10m
    • 11:15 AM 12:10 PM
      Introduction to quantum annealing 55m
      Speaker: Dr Madita Willsch
    • 12:10 PM 1:15 PM
      Lunch break 1h 5m
    • 1:15 PM 2:45 PM
      Formulating QUBO Problems 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr Dennis Willsch
    • 2:45 PM 3:10 PM
      Break 25m
    • 3:10 PM 5:10 PM
      Tours: JUNIQ, HPC Systems, PGI QC Lab 2h
    • 5:10 PM 5:20 PM
      Break 10m
    • 5:20 PM 6:30 PM
      Poster session I 1h 10m
    • 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
      Finger food dinner and socializing 3h 30m
    • 10:00 PM 10:15 PM
      Last bus from FZJ to Jülich City 15m
    • 8:15 AM 8:50 AM
      Hardware & Software Setup 35m
      Speaker: Nils Küchler
    • 9:00 AM 9:45 AM
      Variational Algorithms 45m
      Speaker: Dr Manpreet Jattana
    • 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
      The Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr Alejandro Montanez
    • 11:15 AM 11:25 AM
      Break 10m
    • 11:25 AM 12:25 PM
      Project work 1h
    • 12:25 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch break 1h 5m
    • 1:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Project work 3h 30m
    • 4:00 PM 4:20 PM
      Break 20m
    • 5:00 PM 6:30 PM
      Simulation of quantum systems 1h 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Kristel Michielsen
    • 8:15 AM 9:00 AM
      Research at the Forschungszentrum Jülich 45m
      Speaker: Dr Christopher Wolf
    • 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Project work 3h 30m
    • 10:30 AM 10:50 AM
      Break 20m
    • 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
      Lunch break 30m
    • 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
      Comparing quantum and classical optimization algorithms 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr Alejandro Montanez
    • 2:30 PM 7:30 PM
      Visiting Aachen: City Tour, Dinner, Bar 5h
    • 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
      Warum-up & organizational questions 15m
      Speaker: Nils Küchler
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Quantum Annealing - A Broader Perspective 1h 30m
      Speaker: Dr Nicholas Chancellor
    • 10:30 AM 10:40 AM
      Break 10m
    • 10:40 AM 12:10 PM
      Gate-based Quantum Computing - A Broader Perspective 1h 30m
      Speaker: Prof. David DiVincenzo
    • 12:10 PM 1:10 PM
      Lunch break 1h
    • 1:10 PM 5:10 PM
      Project work 4h
    • 5:10 PM 6:30 PM
      Poster session II 1h 20m
    • 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
      Finger food dinner and socializing 3h 30m
    • 10:00 PM 10:15 PM
      Last bus from FZJ to Jülich City 15m
    • 8:45 AM 9:15 AM
      Feedback session 30m
    • 9:15 AM 10:30 AM
      Project presentations 1h 15m
    • 10:30 AM 10:40 AM
      Break 10m
    • 10:40 AM 12:30 PM
      Project presentations 1h 50m
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch break 1h
    • 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
      The future of quantum computing 1h 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Tommaso Calarco
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Wrap-up and goodbye 30m