QBronze37 | Quantum Computing and Programming | October 19 – 24, 2020

We, as QCousins, are organizing many QBronze workshops as a part of QWorldChallenge 2020 Autumn Edition.

QLatvia is inviting high school students, university and graduate students, and working people to learn the basics of quantum computing and how to write simple quantum programs. The workshop will be held online between October 19 and 24 and there is no registration fee. During the workshop, we will use the introductory tutorial by QWorld called Bronze. The event will be in English but there will be mentors speaking in Latvian or Russian. We will use the Discord to conduct the workshop and we will have daily Zoom meetings.

Participants will be watching the lecture videos and completing the tasks on their own. Mentor support will be provided according to the following schedule for participants to ask their questions and share their progress with the mentors, as well as daily online Zoom meetings.

  • between 16:00 and 21:00 from Monday to Friday and
  • between 11:00 and 14:00 and between 15:00 and 18:00 on Saturday.

The participants are expected to work at least 16 hours to complete our introductory tutorial called Bronze. Bronze has five sections: basics of classical systems, basics of quantum systems, basic quantum operators, quantum correlation and quantum protocols, and quantum search algorithm.

https://gitlab.com/qkitchen/basics-of-quantum-computing

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. We will share the installation instructions in advance, and there will also be an online installation session between 18:00 and 20:00 on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

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 a few notebooks on basics of mathematics and participants should review them before the workshop starts.

The participants completing the workshop successfully will receive a diploma.


QTalks

We will have three online popular talks on quantum computers as a part of the workshops. The zoom link will be shared with the participants. There will also be YouTube broadcasting.

QTalk for Juniors: “Polarization of Light with Quantum Game” by Piotr Migdał, 19:00 (GMT+3), Tuesday, October 20, 2020, streamed at https://youtu.be/QKBHIaFxLMQ

QTalk in Latvia: “Quantum supremacy” by Janos Asboth, 19:00 (GMT+3), Wednesday, October 21, 2020, streamed at https://youtu.be/698Ggy50XaQ

QTalk with Women: “My quantum journey” by ‪Laura Mančinska‬, 19:00 (GMT+3), Thursday, October 22, 2020


Application

The application for QBronze37 is closed now. The next workshops of QWorldChallenge will be announced very soon 🙂


Workshop Team

Organizers: Maksims Dimirijevs and Abuzer Yakaryilmaz
QMentors: Mārtiņš Kālis, Viktorija Leimane, Krista Pētersone, Raqueline Santos, Laine Strankale, Anastasija Trizna
QInternMentors: Milica Gazivoda (Montenegro), Artem Koryukin(QRussia), Ricardo Olvera (Mexico), Marija  Šćekić, (Montenegro), and Andrei Voicu Tomut (Romania)

Contact: qlatvia [at] qworld.lu.lv

Yakaryılmaz is partially supported by ERDF project Nr. 1.1.1.15/19/A/005 “Quantum computers with constant memory”.

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:
http://qworld.lu.lv/index.php/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.
http://qworld.lu.lv/index.php/code-of-ethics-and-conduct/
Check the above link for more details.


The accepted applicants younger than 18 years old must provide a consent form signed by a legal guardian.

Please download a copy of the consent form as RTF (rich text format) or PDF by using the links below. The blank part must be filled and then signed by a legal guardian of the minor. The signed document should be scanned and then send to the organizers by email (abuzer@lu.lv and maksims.dimitrijevs@lu.lv).

consent form in ENG-LV: RTF | PDF
consent form in ENG-LV-RUS: RTF | PDF