Welcome to QWorld’s webinar series 🙂

In our webinars, we focus on scientific and popular topics and inspiring stories mostly from the quantum world and sometimes from the world.

Contact: qwebinar [at] qworld.lu.lv

Our 10th QWebinar

Quantum Literacy in future education and transdisciplinary problem-solving | 16:00 (GMT), Wed, March 3, 2021
by Laurentiu Nita (Durham University)

Moderators: Zeki Seskir (QWorld&QTurkey) and Ă–zlem Salehi (QWorld&QTurkey)
Organizers: Abuzer Yakaryılmaz (QWorld) and Agnieszka Wolska (QWorld)

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From Laurentiu:

“I will present the concept of Quantum Literacy. We define it as the need to foster knowledge acquisition in the study of quantum technologies, for a broader community than those involved in the study of physics. It is increasingly important that the knowledge of quantum technologies is accessible to those who work with real world applications in a more inclusive way. We therefore argue for the importance of addressing the pedagogic issues that arise from the study of quantum technologies. These pedagogic issues arise from the dense concepts, as well as complex and hierarchical relations between concepts, in addition to strong barriers to entry in the form of mathematics. I will demonstrate how a specific puzzles-based visualization learning tool, called Quantum Odyssey, is capable to overcome these barriers and achieve these pedagogic ends with respect to quantum computation.”

About Laurentiu:

Laurentiu Nita is the founder of Quarks Interactive, the company that develops the visual learning platform called Quantum Odyssey, with the mission to foster quantum literacy in our society. He is also a PhD candidate at Durham University in the UK, studying theoretical physics, quantum computing in particular.

Our 9th QWebinar

Understanding quantum matter using intelligent machines (Feb 10, 2021)
by Eliška Greplová (Delft University of Technology)

Moderators: Aurél Gábris (QCzech) and Antonín Hoskovec (QCzech)
Organizers: Abuzer Yakaryılmaz (QWorld) and Agnieszka Wolska (QWorld)

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From Eliška:

“Quantum systems constitute an excellent platform to study many phenomena that are too complex to be approached otherwise. We expect the study and control of quantum matter to lead to a better understanding of a range of phenomena from complex chemical reactions to advanced nano materials. Both control and design of such quantum systems however come with many challenges due to their incredible complexity. In this talk I explain how artificial intelligence (AI) is helping us with these challenges on two examples: On one hand we can employ AI as a helper for discovery of new phases of matter, on the other it can also take over complex experimental control tasks such that our quantum devices can perform at their best.”

About Eliška:

Eliška is an assistant professor at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She is also a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Quantum Applications. Eliška works at the boundary of quantum computing, artificial intelligence and condensed matter physics. Eliška obtained her undergraduate degree at CTU Prague in Czech Republic, masters at LMU Munich in Germany, PhD at Aarhus University in Denmark and postdoctoral fellowship at ETH Zürich in Switzerland.

Our 8th QWebinar

Q&A session with Scott Aaronson on Quantum Supremacy with Boson Sampling (December 22, 2020).

Moderators: Aurél Gábris (QCzech) and Jibran Rashid (QPakistan)
Organizers: Abuzer Yakaryılmaz (QWorld) and Agnieszka Wolska (QLatvia)

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About Scott:

Scott Aaronson is David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his bachelor’s from Cornell University and his PhD from UC Berkeley. Before coming to UT Austin, he spent nine years as a professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Aaronson’s research in theoretical computer science has focused mainly on the capabilities and limits of quantum computers. His first book, Quantum Computing Since Democritus, was published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press. He received the National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award, the United States PECASE Award, and the Tomassoni-Chisesi Prize in Physics.

Previous QWebinars

November 26, 2020 | Araceli Venegas-Gomez
Careers opportunities in quantum technologies

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November 23, 2020 | Sarah Kaiser
Growing the open source quantum software community

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July 15, 2020 | Scott Aaronson
Q&A session with Scott Aaronson on quantum computing from the 80s to 20s
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June 17, 2020 | Maria Schuld
Quantum Machine Learning and PennyLane
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June 03, 2020 | Ronald de Wolf
The Potential Impact of Quantum Computers on Society

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May 13, 2020 | Nathan Shammah
My personal quantum software story: QuTiP and Unitary Fund
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April 29, 2020 | Paweł Gora
Introduction to Quantum Computing

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