QBronze109 | QSouthAfrica Entangling Event (June 2023)

QBronze109 | Quantum Computing and Programming Workshop, July 3-7, 2023

We are pleased to announce the first QBronze Quantum Programming Workshop in the Republic of South Africa! Join us for the introductory workshop “Quantum Computing and Programming” and learn the basics of quantum computing and how to write simple quantum programs.

We invite highschool students, university students and graduates, researchers, professors, and industry experts in the region. We will use introductory tutorials called Bronze-Qiskit by QWorld. Discord will be our primary mode of communication and the workshop will be conducted through Zoom. Jupyter notebooks, Zoom lectures, and mentoring sessions will be conducted in English language.

We will assign daily problem sets via Qworld’s Canvas (five problemsets, worth 100 pts). The participants who successfully complete themwith at least 50% per problem set and an average score of 75 pts in totalwill be awarded their diplomas!

This course is self-paced and participants may watch lecture videos and complete the tasks by themselves. Mentoring support will be available throughout the workshop. The workshop will span over 4 days.

Quantum Workshop Schedule

Day 1 | Monday, July 3
18:30 (CEST)

  • The first day introduces the basic concepts of bits, and IBM’s tool Qiskit to simulate quantum circuits/programs. Also quantum bits, how they can be visualized, superposition, measurement and some examples of quantum operations on qubits

Day 2 | Tuesday, July 4
18:30 (CEST)

  • Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session
  • The second day deals with quantum tomography, two-qubit systems and some common operations used in quantum algorithms

Day 3 | Thursday, July 6
18:30 (CEST)

  • Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session
  • The third day is related to the concept of entanglement and its use in the transmission of quantum information via superdense coding and quantum teleportation

Day 4 | Friday, July 7
18:30 (CEST)

  • Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session
  • The fourth day introduces the basic concepts for the implementation of one of the first quantum algorithms that outperformed the classical one: Grover’s Search Algorithm

The participants are expected to work individually at least 16 hours to complete the following sections of Bronze-Qiskit: basics of classical systems, basics of quantum systems, basic quantum operators, quantum correlation and quantum protocols, and quantum search algorithm.


This tutorial is a collection of Jupyter notebooks, and each notebook has a pre-recorded lecture. We will Python to solve the tasks and Qiskit library to code quantum programs.

The participants should have basic knowledge of at least one programming language, and they should make themselves familiar with Python before the workshop. We will share the installation instructions and a practice notebooks on basics of mathematics.

Application for our quantum workshop

Thanks for your interest. We’ve reached our capacity, so the application forms are closed.
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Workshop Team

Organizers: Ioannis Theodonis, Omid Hassafar, Prof. Francesco Petruccione
Workshop Leads: Kareem H El-Safty
Mentors: Abbas (Omid) Hassasfar, Amy Rouillard, Chanelle Matadah Manfouo, Donovan Slabbert, Tristen Gwynn, Matt Lourens, and Muhammad Al-Zafar Khan, Fatema Elgebali, Thembelihle Rose Dlamini

Contact: qsouthafrica [at] qworld.net

Code of Conduct

Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.

We respect the minors (children under age 18) and we must make every effort to protect their rights. All private relationships, private communications (including social media channels), or sexual contacts with minors are prohibited.

The default communication channel between the organizers and participants is e-mail. Except filing the application form, the contact info of any attendee or participant cannot be requested by any person from organizer side (i.e., mentor, educator, speaker, organizer, sponsor, or volunteer). On the other hand, any person from organizer side may share his or her contact info with a participant who is not a minor, upon request by the participant.

A minor can access the emails of the main organizers on the event’s website. If a minor interested in working with a person from organizer side for scientific or pedagogical purpose, then he or she should read this document before contacting this person:

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the organizers immediately. You may also contact directly the members of the Ethics Committee of QWorld.
Check the above link for more details.