QSciTech-QuantumBC Virtual Workshop: Gate-based Quantum Computing Using IBM Q

January 18 to February 4, 2021, Online

Quantum Computing at your fingertips:
Elevate your expertise to seize tomorrow’s opportunities

Quantum computing has the potential to solve problems beyond the capabilities of conventional supercomputers, and could revolutionize the advancement of several fields, including biochemistry, finance, logistics, and artificial intelligence. It is therefore essential to develop concrete expertise to take advantage of the new possibilities that will arise from the development of this technology.

In 2020, the Université de Sherbrooke joined the IBM Q network as the IBM Q Hub at the Institut quantique (Iq). The IBM Q Hub provides academic and industrial members with exclusive cloud access to IBM’s quantum computing systems and software, including a 65-qubit universal system, currently the largest one available in the industry. CMC offers access to the IBM Q Hub for all academics in Canada.

To take advantage of this unique opportunity for the Canadian quantum computing community, the NSERC CREATE programs Quantum BC and QSciTech have joined forces to bring to you a one-of-a-kind workshop to learn how to use IBM’s quantum computing system for real-world applications.

With support from CMC Microsystems, the IBM Q Hub at Institut Quantique and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, Quantum BC and QSciTech invite you to join a virtual workshop at the end of January 2021. The workshop will be focused on problem-based learning, teamwork, and best practices in quantum software development. Spread over 5 days of activities, it will include training sessions on quantum algorithms and their applications, with a focus on simulating quantum hamiltonians for quantum materials and chemistry. This event will allow you to develop your expertise in a tangible way while having the privilege of running calculations on one of the most powerful quantum computers in the world. The workshop will also include poster sessions and an awards ceremony for the best student presentations.

Do not miss this QSciTech-QuantumBC virtual workshop, which will allow you to develop your expertise in a tangible way while running calculations on one of the most powerful quantum computers in the world! See below for all the details.

Workshop Details

The workshop will run 4.5 hours per day in three 1.5 hour sessions. It will be focused on teamwork and problem-based learning. Topics include Hamiltonian simulation for quantum materials and quantum chemistry, as well as solving the H2 molecule. Included are student poster presentations, awards and prizes.

DateStart TimeEnd TimeContent

January 18
January 21
January 25
January 28
February 1
February 4

8 am Pacific /
11 am Eastern
2:30 pm Pacific /
5:30 pm Eastern
QSciTech-QuantumBC workshop on Gate-based quantum computing using IBM Q

Target Audience

The target audience for this workshop are:

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