QuTiP: Google Summer of Code 2019 Program

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Application deadline: 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

QuTiP, the Quantum Toolbox in Python, is looking for students interested in taking part to summer projects as code developers. A number of summer projects are available in the framework of Google Summer of Code 2019. QuTiP is participating as an affiliated project of the NumFOCUS foundation.

Google Summer of Code will support a selected number of students over 3 months in the summer to perform a programming project.

Available projects:

1. Lattice models in QuTiP
2. GPU implementation of the Hierarchical Equations of Motion
3. Quantum-Optics Simulations with Dynamic Hilbert-Space Dimension
4. Abstraction of the quantum object class (qutip.qobj.Qobj)
5. Noise Models in the quantum information processing (QIP) Module

Interested students over 18 years of age are strongly encouraged to engage with the project before the application period begins (March 25th, 2019), see the wiki for details on prerequisites, which range from helping the community to solving issues and submitting bug fixes or enhancements (including those of outstanding pull requests on Github). The deadline for applications is April 9th, 2019. A link to the QuTiP wiki page is included, with updated information about available projects:

About QuTiP (http://qutip.org):
"QuTiP is open-source software for simulating the dynamics of open quantum systems. The QuTiP library depends on the excellent Numpy, Scipy, and Cython numerical packages. In addition, graphical output is provided by Matplotlib. QuTiP aims to provide user-friendly and efficient numerical simulations of a wide variety of Hamiltonians, including those with arbitrary time-dependence, commonly found in a wide range of physics applications such as quantum optics, trapped ions, superconducting circuits, and quantum nanomechanical resonators. QuTiP is freely available for use and/or modification on all major platforms such as Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows*. Being free of any licensing fees, QuTiP is ideal for exploring quantum mechanics and dynamics in the classroom."

About Google Summer of Code (https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com):
"Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school."

About NumFOCUS (https://numfocus.org):
"The mission of NumFOCUS is to promote sustainable high-level programming languages, open code development, and reproducible scientific research. NumFOCUS is a 501(c)3 public charity in the United States."