QBronze68 | Quantum Computing and Programming Workshop, October 2-3 & 9-10, 2021

We are pleased to announce the first QBronze workshop in Spain! The entangling workshop for QSpain will take place on two consecutive weekends in October. 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 Spain. 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, but mentoring will be available in Spanish if needed (via Discord).

We will share daily homeworks via QWorld Canvas (five homeworks, in total 100 pts), and the participants who complete them all successfully (at least 50% from each) with at least 70 pts in total, will earn their diplomas!

All material will be explained on Zoom by the workshop leader. Participants will be given time to work on the problems before moving to the discussion of solutions. Mentor support will be provided for participants to ask their questions and share their progress with mentors. The workshop will be held over 4 days, with a total of 25.5 hours of training (23 hours of work on the notebooks, 1.5 hours of lectures and 1 hour of Q&A).


Day 1 | Saturday 2 October, 15:00 – 22:00 (CEST)

  • 30 min: Introduction to QWorld and to the quantum programming workshop (Paweł Gora)
  • 15 min: Introduction of QSpain (Carmina G. Almudever)
  • 6:00 hours: Notebooks – Basics of classical systems, One Bit, Coin Flipping, Coin Flipping Game, Probabilistic States, Probabilistic Operators, Two Probabilistic Bits, Correlation, Operators on Multiple Bits
  • 15 min: Q&A session

Day 2 | Sunday 3 October, 15:00 – 22:00 (CEST)

  • 45 min: Lecture: Basic concepts of quantum computing (Elias Combarro)
  • 6:00 hours: Notebooks – Photons, first quantum program, visualization, superposition and measurement, operators on the unit circle, Quantum Coin Flipping, First Quantum Programs with Qiskit, Hadamard Operator, One Qubit, Quantum State, Visualization of a (Real-Valued) Qubit, Superposition and Measurement, Operations on the Unit Circle
  • 15 min: Q&A session

Day 3 | Saturday 9 October, 15:00 – 22:00 (CEST)

  • 6:45 hours: Notebooks – Rotations, reflections, quantum tomography, phase kickback, superdense coding, quantum teleportation, Rotations, Reflections, Quantum Tomography Two Qubits, Phase Kickback, Entanglement and Superdense Coding, Quantum Teleportation
  • 15 min: Q&A session

Day 4 | Sunday 10 October, 15:00 – 22:00 (CEST)

  • 6:30 hours: Notebooks – Multiple control instructions, inversion about the mean, Grover’s search algorithm, Multiple Control Constructions, Inversion About the Mean, Grover’s Search: One Qubit Representation, Grover’s Search: Implementation
  • 15 min: Q&A session
  • 15 min: Closing

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

You may apply for the workshop by filling the registration form until 30 September 2021 or until the number of registrations reaches 300.

The application form >>


Workshop Team

Organizer: Paweł Gora, Elias Combarro
Workshop Lead: Oskar Słowik
Lecturers: Paweł Gora, Elias Combarro, Carmina G. Almudever
Mentors: Sebastian Vidal Romero, Juan Santos Suárez, Xoel Sixto Maceiras, Pablo Martínez Crespo, Sergi Barrera Cabodevila
Contact: qspain [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.