QBronze113 | Quantum Computing and Programming Workshop, Online, September 19-21 & 25-26, 2023
We are pleased to announce our next QBronze quantum programming workshop organized jointly by QPoland and Quantum AI Foundation! Join us for the introductory workshop “Quantum Computing and Programming” and learn the basics of quantum computing and how to write simple quantum programs. It is free and fully-online.
The workshop is a preparation for the Quantum Games Hackathon 2023, so we primarily invite those whose would like to participate, but the event is open for all people above 14 years old. During the quantum workshop, we will use the introductory tutorial Bronze-Qiskit by QWorld. The educational materials are in English, but the language of training and mentoring will be in Polish. We will use Zoom and Discord to conduct the workshop.
We will share homework via QWorld Canvas (five homework assignments, in total 100 pts). The participants who complete them all successfully (at least 50% for each) with at least 70 pts in total, will earn their diplomas!
Participants will be watching the lecture videos and completing the tasks on their own. Mentor support will be provided for participants to ask their questions and share their progress with mentors. The workshop will be held over 5 days, with a total of 20 hours of training.
Tuesday, September 19 (18:00 – 22:00 UTC+2)
Introduction to workshops
Greeting and introduction, agenda, certification requirements, preliminary preparations (installation, requirements)
Basics of (classical) Probabilistic Systems
(Classical) probabilistic systems. Building fundamental intuitions about probability using the example of a coin flipping game. Vector notation – describing the state of the system. Probabilistic operators and their matrix representation. Evolution of a state. State of a composite system vs states of its subsystems.
One Bit, Coin Flipping, Coin Flipping Game, Probabilistic States, Probabilistic Operators, Two Probabilistic Bits, Correlation, Operators on Multiple Bits (optional), Quantum Coin Flipping (optional)
Wednesday, September 20 (18:00 – 22:00 UTC+2)
Introduction to QISKIT
Elements of the quantum program in Qiskit: classical and quantum registers, quantum circuits, measurement, visualization, quantum gates. Running quantum programs, simulators.
Qiskit installation and test, First Quantum Programs with Qiskit
Basics of Quantum Systems
Concept of quantum state and quantum operator. Quantum operators (gates) on a single qubit. Visualization of a (real-valued) qubit. Superposition. Measurement of a quantum system – collapse (reduction) of the quantum state.
Hadamard Operator, One Qubit, Quantum State, Visualization of a (Real-Valued) Qubit, Superposition and Measurement
Thursday, September 21 (18:00 – 22:00 UTC+2)
Quantum Operators on a (real-valued) QUBIT
Visualization of quantum operators acting on a qubit (on the unit circle). Rotations and reflections. Quantum tomography.
Operations on the Unit Circle, Rotations, Reflections, Quantum Tomography
Monday, September 25 (18:00 – 22:00 UTC+2)
Quantum Entanglement and Protocols
Entanglement (quantum correlation). Phase kickback effect and its significance in quantum algorithms. Superdense coding. Quantum teleportation protocol.
Two Qubits, Phase Kickback, Entanglement and Superdense Coding, Quantum Teleportation, Multiple Control Constructions
Tuesday, September 26 (18:00 – 22:00 UTC+2)
Concept of the Grover’s algorithm – quantum search. Query phase and inversion phase. Significance of the number of iterations. Implementation of Grover’s algorithm.
Inversion About the Mean, Grover’s Search: One Qubit Representation, Grover’s Search: Implementation
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.
The tutorial is a collection of Jupyter notebooks, and each notebook has a recorded lecture. We use Python to solve the tasks and Qiskit library to code quantum programs. The participants should know at least one programming language, and they should make themselves familiar with Python before the workshop if they do not know Python. We will share the installation instructions and a few notebooks on basics of mathematics and participants should review them before the workshop starts.
Application for our quantum workshop
You may apply for the workshop by filling the application form until 18.09.2023 (EOD UTC+2). Applications later than the deadline won’t be taken into consideration.
Organizer: Paweł Gora
Instructor: Kamila Szafrańska
Mentors: Paweł Gora, Aleksandra Lipińska, Michał Malik, Rafał Chrzanowski, Konrad Łącki
Contact: qpoland [at] qworld.net
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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.
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