QBronze88 | The quantum workshop in Nigeria & Zimbabwe (May 2022)

QBronze88 | Quantum Computing and Programming Workshop | May 23-27, 2022

We are pleased to announce our next QBronze workshop organized jointly by QZimbabwe & QNigeria. Join us for the introductory workshop “Quantum Computing and Programming” and learn the basics of quantum computing and how to write simple quantum programs. This quantum workshop is part of QSpring2022 project!

We are inviting high school students, university and graduate students, researchers, professors, and industrial people. 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.

Participants will be watching the lecture videos and completing the tasks on their own. Mentor support will be provided for participants to ask questions and share their progress. The workshop will be held over 5 days.

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

The participants are expected to work individually at least 16 hours to complete the following sections of Bronze: 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.


Schedule

Installation Day | Sunday 22 May (GMT)
17:00 – 19:00 – (Optional) The mentors will be available to help the participants who had issues with the installation of everything needed for the workshop.

Day 1 | Monday 23 May (GMT)
17:00 – 17:30 – Welcome session with explanations.
17:30 – 18:30 – The first day introduces the basic concepts of bits, and IBM’s tool Qiskit to simulate quantum circuits/programs.

Day 2 | Saturday 24 May (GMT)
17:00 – 17:30 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
17:30 – 18:30 – The second day deals with quantum bits, how they can be visualized, superposition, measurement and some examples of quantum operations on qubits.

Day 3 | Sunday 25 May (GMT)
17:00 – 17:30 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
17:30 – 18:30 – The third day is related to quantum tomography, two-qubit systems and some common operations used in quantum algorithms.

Day 4 | Friday 26 May (GMT)
17:00 – 17:30 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
17:30 – 18:30 – The fourth day deals with the concept of entanglement and its use in the transmission of quantum information via superdense coding and quantum teleportation.

Day 5 | Saturday 27 May (GMT)
17:00 – 17:30 – Summarized explanation of the notebooks covered during the previous day and a Q&A session.
17:30 – 18:30 – The fifth day introduces the basic concepts for the implementation of one of the first quantum algorithms that outperformed the classical one: Grover’s Search Algorithm.


Application for our quantum workshop

You may apply for the workshop by filling the application form until May 21, 2022.

The application form >>

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Workshop Team

Organizers: Lorraine T. Majiri, Kenneth Isamade
Instructors: Kenneth Isamade, Vishal Bajpe, Lorraine T. Majiri, Daniel Afam Madu
QMentors: Inemesit Umoh, Ini Ekpenyong, Muvaki Nhlema, Patrick Onah, Abdulrazak Zubairu

Contact: qnigeria [at] qworld.net or qzimbabwe [at] qworld.net


Welcome to QSpring2022

Take part in QSpring2022 🙂
By the end of June, we aim to organize over 30 events, including quantum workshops on two levels of advancement, QTraining for mentors and instructors, and Quantum Science Days 2022.
Go to the dedicated page and check the details of our #qspring2022



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.