Quantum AlgoLab International Summer School - Near-Term Quantum Algorithms


Sunday, June 2, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024

Registration deadline: 

Monday, January 29, 2024

Submission deadline: 

Monday, January 29, 2024


Jouvence resort Sherbrooke

About the International Summer School on Near-Term Quantum Algorithms

The two-week program will focus on teaching quantum and hybrid algorithms targeting NISQ hardware. The attendees will be looking to take their first steps in practical quantum programming on currently available systems, with the goal of integrating quantum computing to their research. By the end of the school, students will be familiar with the design principles of noise-resistant algorithms. They will also be able to adapt and apply those principles to their respective domain. The summer school curriculum will be officially recognized by Université de Sherbrooke as a graduate course. The goal is to bring researchers from different backgrounds together to discuss the latest advances in near-term quantum algorithms, which are currently at the heart of quantum computing. All participants, in particular students and postdocs, are encouraged to submit abstracts for scientific posters. Morning sessions will comprise of lectures and afternoon sessions will be dedicated to hands-on programming of quantum algorithms.

The school will:

Introduce good practice programming techniques that should be helpful for participants in a broad range of job opportunities.
Allow participants to spend half of the schooling time for hands-on programming.
Introduce various computational methods in quantum information.
Give in-depth introduction to a variety of quantum and hybrid algorithms used in quantum information problems.
Introduce participants to few current research problems in the domain of quantum and hybrid algorithms.
Allow participants to learn about some of Canada’s leading companies in quantum computing and their technology.

Student participation

This summer school is an opportunity for students to be at the center of the event. There will be two official poster sessions during which students will present their work, but posters will be exhibited during the whole duration of the school, encouraging in-depth discussions. This is an event where questions are encouraged, free time and hands-on sessions give ample time for students to interact and network with speakers and each other. International students need to obtain a visa or to show their admission letter upon entry, depending on their country of origin. All students can register for this School as a 3 credit PhD level course with Université de Sherbrooke (45 hours of lecture, equivalent to a one-semester course).