2-day basic course on quantum computers and the algorithms that control them.
Compared to ordinary computers, quantum computers behave very differently. Instead of bits, the basic units of quantum computers are quantum bits, qubits. By exploiting quantum superposition and entanglement of the qubits, quantum computers have the potential to revolutionise high-performance computing.
Quantum computers differ from their classical counterparts also when it comes to the basic computational operators. Before they can be utilised, quantum computers require tailor-made programs and algorithms.
In this course, we will go through the basic operating principles of quantum computers and put the theory into immediate hands-on practice. We will get acquainted with quantum algorithm programming by using Kvasi, the Quantum Learning Machine, capable of emulating a 30+ qubit quantum computer.
Prerequisites: No previous experience with quantum computers is expected. Basic programming skills and familiarity with the Jupyter Notebook environment is an asset, however; quick overview of Jupyter usage.
Lecturers: Jami Rönkkö (CSC) and Mikael Johansson (CSC)
Schedule: 9:00 - 16:00 both days
Day 1: Introduction, basic algorithms, myQLM on notebooks.csc.fi
Day 2: Noise and other physical constraints, Kvasi.csc.fi