In a joint effort between computer scientists (CASA Cluster of Excellence Bochum and University of Latvia) and physicists (David Gross from our cluster), a fantastic summer school program has been put together to introduce interested master students, PhDs and prospective postdocs to the field of quantum computing during a summer school at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef from August 14-19, 2022.
The event is supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation and the DPG. It is actively supported by the Clusters of Excellence CASA and ML4Q, which contribute to the organization and financing.
The organizing committee reflects the growing collaboration between the fields of quantum physics and computer science to tackle future challenges in the field of quantum computing – a new computing paradigm that promises to be fundamentally more powerful than any ordinary classical computer. It is currently a major focus of university departments, leading technology corporations, and nation states – driven by the discovery of novel quantum algorithms and promising progress on quantum hardware.
The school’s lectures will be given by international experts at the forefront of quantum computing research. It will start by introducing the mathematical model of quantum computers and fundamental concepts of computer science. Based on this, the school will give a panorama of important algorithms and state-of-the-art applications of quantum computing – ranging from quantum simulation to optimization. Further topics include quantum fault-tolerance, which is crucial for realizing quantum software on noisy hardware. In the past few years, the field has seen the emergence of quantum programming frameworks; these will be introduced with hands-on tutorials, giving further opportunity for algorithmic practice. In addition, participants will get a high-level overview of the state of quantum computing hardware from a prominent experimental expert.
The school will include a networking event for women in quantum technologies, an evening discussion on quantum computing in industry, and an excursion to the quantum computing labs of the ML4Q groups.
All Master and PhD students as well as starting postdocs in computer science, physics, and related disciplines are welcome to join.