QIndia’s Summer of Kyu | May, June, July 2022
The things that spark an individual’s intellectual curiosity could be multifaceted. For some, it may be driven by an insatiable drive for more knowledge while for some others it may be borne out of their love for learning. Or a superposition of these and many others. Whatever the source of this spark, we all agree (and so does research) that a curious mind is essential for all aspects of growth, career, or otherwise. And it is this spark that we aspire to be at QIndia. To instill Quantum Curiosity or Quriosity in you.
We believe that the journey of a qurious one begins with the simple question of WHY (“Kyu” in many Indic languages). To this end, we at QIndia are proud to present QIndia’s Summer of Kyu, a series of workshops that aim to take any enterprising qurious one from having no basics in quantum to being comfortable with mainstream quantum algorithms like the fabled Grover’s search algorithm and Shor’s factoring algorithm.
With this, we invite you to embark on your qurious journey with us this summer. The first two workshops, QPrep and QBronze, will be happening in May and June with the promise of more to follow.
The short QPrep workshop fills your arsenal with enough toolkits like the required linear algebra and the basics of python before you start your Quantum Computing journey. This will be on 21st and 22nd May.
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Next, we have the QBronze workshop on 27 – 28 May and 3 – 5 June. QBronze introduces the foundations of Quantum computing through a series of well-curated Jupyter Notebooks and assignments to aid your foundational learning process. Through the expanse of this course, we will thoroughly focus upon:
- Basics of classical systems
- Basics of quantum systems
- Quantum operators on a quantum bit
- Entanglement and basics quantum protocols
- Grover’s Quantum search algorithm
Through this workshop, we aim to provide you with enough information to kickstart your Quantum Computing journey!
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We will use Discord to communicate with each other and conduct the workshop by Zoom meetings.
During the workshops 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!
Organizer of QIndia’s Summer of Kyu
QIndia is a joint non-profit effort by Quantum Enthusiasts with roots in India who aspire to develop an educative, collaborative, and informative community centred around Quantum technologies in India. We are also the Indian Cousin of the global non-profit QWorld and are privileged in having access to a global pool of both resources and collaborative opportunities. As QIndia, we host workshops (such as this one), bi-weekly meetups where researchers from all aspects of Quantum are invited to present their work in simple terms, Flipped Classrooms on a range of topics to help the community learn, and above all, serve as a meeting-ground for quantum enthusiasts and from all over the country to learn and grow together. A vast majority of our activities are on discord.
Do fill in this form if you’d like to join us: https://forms.gle/NL6fdhoJdVBYLUNZ6You can also find more details about us at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/q1nd1a/
QIndia’s Summer of Kyu | Workshop Team
Organizers: Rajiv Krishnakumar (Goldman Sachs), Rishi Sreedhar (Chalmers University)
Workshop Leads: Rijul Sachdeva (Jülich Supercomputing Centre), Ankit Khandelwal (IISc Bangalore), Rajiv Krishnakumar (Goldman Sachs)
Mentors: Abhijeet Sreyas, Ashish Arya, Jyoti Faujdar, Palak Chawla, Pranat Kumar Panda, Shantanu Misra, Soumya Sarkar, Tamal Acharya
Technical Team: Ritik Chawla, Piyush Soni, Akash Narayanan, Anshul Saxena, Tamal Acharya, Rohit Saini. Adwait Kulkarni, Darshil Kikani
Outreach Team: Karthigeyan Ganesh Shankar, Rohit Saini, Soumya Sarkar, Tamal Acharya, Piyush Soni
Contact: qindiagroup [at] gmail.com
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.