Summer School on Quantum Computing: Software for Near-Term Quantum Devices 2020

June 6, 2020


Menéndez-Pelayo International University
Aug 31th - Sep 4th 2020


  • Ginés Carrascal de las Heras (IBM)
  • Pol Forn Díaz (IFAE)
  • Jens Eisert (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Juan José García-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)
  • Diego Porras (IFF-CSIC)
  • Román Orús (Ikerbasque, DIPC)
  • Juan Sánchez Torual
  • Maria Schuld (University of Kwazulu-Nataln)
  • Germán Sierra (IFT-CSIC)
  • Ivano Tavernelli (IBM Research – Zurich)
  • Stefan Woerner (IBM Research – Zurich)


  • Diego Porras (IFF-CSIC)
  • Juan José García Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)

This online summer school is a five-day practical introduction to quantum computing. Online lectures will cover topics such as quantum programming (QISKIT), variational quantum computing and machine learning, and applications in chemistry, physics and finance. Lectures will also provide a vision of the future of the field in terms of hardware development.

Students will be offered a selection of practical problems that can be addressed with quantum computers. They will work in teams to develop a piece of quantum software to solve the proposed tasks. The summer school has two practical 2-hour sessions, during which the school organizers will supervise the work by the students. Finally, each student team will present their work at the end of the school. Even though this is a short course, it will provide students with the necessary resources to start working and getting prepared for quantum computing.

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Required background

This online summer school is ideally suited for final year students, PhD students in this or related research fields, or professionals interested in learning quantum computing.

The summer school requires to have attended at least an elementary course in quantum mechanics, as well as basic knowledge of python. Interested students with a different scientific degree than Physics, e.g. in Chemistry, Mathematics or Engineering, are also encouraged to apply, however they are recommended to review or self-study basic principles and ideas in quantum mechanics, if this was not part of their degree.



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