QBronze62 | Quantum Computing and Programming | June 11-13 & 18-20, 2021

We are happy to announce the first QBronze workshop in Zimbabwe! The entangling workshop for QZimbabwe will take place on two consecutive weekends in June. 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 are inviting high school students, university and graduate students, researchers, professors, and industrial people from Zimbabwe. During the workshop, we will use the introductory tutorial Bronze-Qiskit by QWorld. We will use Discord to communicate with each other and conduct the workshop by Zoom meetings. Jupyter notebooks and Zoom lectures will be in English.

The participants completing the workshop successfully will receive a diploma!

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 6 days, with a total of 20 hours of training. We will also use Canvas for homework tracking.


Installation Day | Wednesday 9 June (GMT+2)
19:00 – 21:00 – (Optional) The mentors will be available to help the participants who had issues with the installation of everything needed for the workshop.

Day 1 | Friday 11 June (GMT+2)
18:00 – 19:00 – Welcome session with explanations.
19:00 – 22:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day. The proposed ones for the first day introduce the basic concepts of bits, and IBM’s tool Qiskit to simulate quantum circuits/programs.

Day 2 | Saturday 12 June (GMT+2)
18:00 – 19:00 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
19:00 – 22:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day. The proposed ones for the second day deal with quantum bits, how can they be visualized and the basic quantum concepts of superposition, measurement and some examples of possible quantum operations on qubits.

Day 3 | Sunday 13 June (GMT+2)
18:00 – 19:00 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
19:00 – 22:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day. The proposed ones for the third day are related to quantum tomography, two-qubit systems and some common operations used in quantum algorithms.

Day 4 | Friday 18 June (GMT+2)
18:00 – 19:00 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
19:00 – 22:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day. The proposed ones for the fourth day deal with the concept of entanglement and its use to the transmission of quantum information via superdense coding and quantum teleportation.

Day 5 | Saturday 19 June (GMT+2)
18:00 – 19:00 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
19:00 – 20:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day. The proposed ones introduce the basic concepts to the implementation of one of the first quantum algorithms that outperformed the classical one: Grover’s Search Algorithm.

Day 6 | Sunday 20 June (GMT+2)
18:00 – 19:00 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
19:00 – 20:00 – Participants will work on the materials that they did not manage to complete during the previous days.


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.

https://gitlab.com/qworld/bronze-qiskit

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

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

Organizer: Zeki Seskir
Workshop Leads: Maksim Dimitriev, Utku Birkan
Mentors: Lorraine Majiri, Esther Munakandafa, Kgomotso Raymond, Collins Jimu, Ropafadzo Siziba, Nandi Jani, and Muvaki Nhlema
Contact: qzimbabwe [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:
https://qworld.net/code-of-ethics-and-conduct/#minors

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.
https://qworld.net/code-of-ethics-and-conduct/
Check the above link for more details.