QSilver11 | Kvantové výpočty a programování | 21-25. 6. 2022
We are pleased to announce our first QSilver workshop organized jointly by QSlovakia & QCzech. Join us for the intermediate workshop using two quantum programming frameworks, Cirq and Qiskit to learn about quantum Fourier transform and Shor’s algorithm.
Update 29 June 2022: We have received 13 registrations to our workshop, with whom we have enjoyed the week on-line, learning about quantum programming! We congratulate all 6 people who have earned the diploma by successfully completing the workshop materials and home works! We will distribute the diplomas one they’re issued by QWorld.
Original announcement follows:
We are inviting high school students, university and graduate students, researchers, professors, and industry professionals. During the workshop, we will use the intemediate tutorial QSilver 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 combined content of the QBronze and QSilver workshops is equivalent to the content of the 02QPRG course held at the Czech Technical University in Prague, which is open to students from EuroTeQ university alliance, as well to students from universities participating in the QTEdu Open Master Project. Students enrolling in 02QPRG in the next academic year may be automatically credited the passing grade if they have successfully completed these two workshops.
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.
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.
The exact schedule is still under construction.
Day 1, 21 June
Introduction to Qiskit | Basics of complex numbers | Quantum states with complex numbers | Mathematical notations | Quantum operators with complex numbers
Day 2, 22 June
Global and local phase | State representation conversion and visualization | Bloch sphere | Quantum gates with complex numbers | Operations on Bloch sphere | Multiqubit operations
Day 3, 23 June
Introduction to Cirq | Discrete Fourier Transform | Quantum Fourier Transform
Day 4, 24 June
Phase Estimation | Order Finding Algorithm
Day 5, 25 June
Shor’s Algorithm | Shor’s Algorithm in more detail
Homework and Diploma
We will use Canvas learning management system for homework tracking. Homework at every stage (QBronze and QSilver) will be given daily, and it will involve both multiple-choice questions and coding assignments. Participants who satisfy the minimum requirements will be awarded diplomas!
Application for our quantum workshop
You may apply for the workshop by filling the application form until June 18, midnight CEST or until the number of registrations reaches 60. Applications later than the deadline won’t be taken into consideration.
Registrations are closed.
Organizers: Viktor Olejár (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice) and Aurél Gábris (FNSPE CTU-Prague)
Instructors: Viktor Olejár and Aurél Gábris
QMentors: Denisa Lampášová and Samuel Zahorec
Contact: QSlovakia [at] qworld.net or QCzech [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:
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.