QBronze47 | Quantum Computing and Programming | December 5-6, 2020

QRussia is inviting high school students to learn the basics of quantum computing and how to write simple quantum programs.

There is no registration fee, but the number of participants is limited to 20. The workshop will be held onsite at the university building located at Nr. 4 on Butlerova street. The schedule of workshop is held between 15:00 and 19:00 on Saturday (Dec 5) and between 10:00 and 17:00 on Sunday (Dec 6). Here is the program (in Russian).

During the workshop, we will use the introductory tutorial Bronze by QWorld. The event will be in Russian but participants are required to know English to follow our tutorial.

The participants completing the workshop successfully will receive a diploma.

Content

Bronze is an introductory quantum programming tutorial that uses Qiskit framework as the quantum programming language. Each notebook consists of some theoretical background about the subject, and programming tasks. While it seems like a quantum programming tutorial, quantum computing concepts are eventually taught through programming.

Bronze is designed for everyone with basic programming knowledge in Python and linear algebra. No background in physics is required as it follows an approach where quantum computing is viewed as a generalization of probabilistic and classical computing.

The content is divided into 5 sections.
– Basics of classical systems
– Basics of quantum systems
– Quantum operators on a real-valued qubit
– Quantum correlation
– Grover’s search algorithm

The tutorial starts with classical and probabilistic systems and the quantum concepts are introduced gradually. Bronze does not involve any complex numbers which facilitates the learning process and allows visualization of states and gates in 2D plane. After introducing the basic concepts like superposition and entanglement, superdense coding and quantum teleportation protocols come forward. Subjects like phase kickback, controlled operations, and multiple qubits serve as a preliminary for the last section, Grover’s search algorithm.


Application

The workshop is open to teenagers no younger than 14 years old.
The application form must be filled together with legal guardians.

The application will be closed by December 3, 2020.

Application form >>


Workshop Team

Organizers: Ilnaz Mannapov, Liliya Safina, and Artak Sanamyan
QMentors: Artem Koryukin and Liliya Safina

Contact: qrussia [at] qworld.lu.lv


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.