Several partners of the Dynamite project participated in the Spring School on Open-Source Tools for Quantum Computing & Simulation, which took place from 29th to 31 March. The event was organized by ICFO and sponsored by IBM Quantum within the framework of the DigiQ – Digitally Enhanced Quantum Technology Master.
The school was aimed at Masters students, PhD students and researchers in the field who are interested in becoming familiarized with the use of these tools in a cutting-edge research environment.
The event program included a 2-day hands-on workshop led by researchers from ICFO and IBM Quantum, which introduced students and researchers to several open-source tools, and their use in cutting-edge research. The workshoop was followed by a 1-day symposium different with invited speakers from institutions like CERN, ICFO, IBM Quantum or Harvard who shared their latest research results.
The school was meant to cover both theoretical aspects and practical tools to build the adequate knowledge needed for moving towards the first steps of a career in Quantum Computing & Simulations.
They weren’t the only Dynamite partners involved actively in the School. Philipp Hauke, professor from the University of Trento, and Fabian Grusdt, professor from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), both partners of the Dynamite project, took part as speakers during the symposium that was organized within the school on 31st March.
Hauke’s talk was entitled “Quantum computing and simulation from entanglement as a resource to sampling of polymer melts”, in which he analyzed recent examples of some of the physics aspects that help the advances in quantum computing both in hardware and software. Meanwhile, Fabian Grusdt offered the talk “Quantum simulation frontier: The case of correlated topological matter”, in which he discussed the state-of-the-art of quantum simulation by providing a case study of synthetic gauge fields and topological states of matter.
The school ran for three days, with 72 registered participants to the workshop and the 82 registered attendees to symposium. The event was offered as a pilot activity within the framework of the DigiQ – Digitally Enhanced Quantum Technology Master, a new European initiative coordinated by the University of Aarhus and financed through the European Commission’s Digital Europe Programme.