Hands-On Quantum Computing Primer: Theory to Application


January 22 - 10:00 am


January 23 - 01:00 pm


Yashesh Shroff

A 2-day virtual workshop on Quantum computing to provide hands-on experience programming real quantum systems.

Physics and Computer Science converging?


Key topics covered 

This will be a very lecture and lab heavy workshop. We will plan on a 1-hour webinar before the workshop weekend to get you ready for the class so that you can get the most out of it and come away with a tangible outcome.

Day 1: 10am-11:30am, Pacific Time

  • Section 1: Quantum Physics 101
  • Section Intro
  • Quantum Fourier Transform
  • Data stored in a QuBit
  • History of QC
  • Different Quantum Hardware and Quantum Supremacy
  • Use cases and Applications: NP-Complete problems
  • Schrodinger’s cat and Superposition
  • Quantum Teleportation and Entanglement
  • Quantum Error Correction
  • Quantum Algorithms: Deutsche, Shor Factorization, Grover Optimization Algorithms
  • Quantum Random Number Generators and Cryptography breach
  • Quantum Fourier Transform

Day 1: 11:30am to 1pm

Section 2: Quantum Programming and platforms from IBM, DWave, Google etc.

  • Getting Started
  • Quantum Hello World
  • Defining Quantum Circuits
  • Intro to Open Quirk simulator
  • IBM Quantum Experience
  • Qiskit and Examples on Notebooks
  • Running Jobs on Real Quantum Computer on IBM Quantum Experience portal
  • Defining the Hadamard gate
  • Defining the XMON Simulator
  • Running the program
  • Illustration of Bell State, Shor and Grover Algorithm on Quantum Circuits. Run them on IBM QC.
  • Quantum Physics of Spin States
  • Modeling Quantum Spin States with Math
  • Reversible and Irreversible State Transformations

Day 2: 10 am to 11:30am

  • DWave Leap
  • DWave Leap Intro
  • Installing Dwave Ocean SDK
  • What is a Graph Problem? Traffic analysis
  • Solving Graph Problem on Quantum Processing Unit
  • Google Cirq

Section 3: Quantum Computing Applications

Day 2: 11:30am tp 1pm

  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Post Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Key Distribution QKD
  • Quantum Teleportation and Quantum Internet Networks
  • Quantum Sensors
  • New frontiers
  • Quantum Machine Learning and Quantum Processing Units

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