Second QuSCo School

For the second QuSCo school all the QuSCo students and the Principal Investigator will meet in Zurich at the IBM Research lab from September 21 to 25 to discuss the progress of the QuSCo projects. We have invited external speakers to learn about recent developments in the fields of machine learning, quantum sensing and the optimization of quantum operations and algorithms. Representatives from industry will provide insight into the commercial aspects of quantum computing and how to place a product on the market. The students will have to chance to deepen their knowledge on the protection of intellectual property, on programming a quantum computer in the cloud and on structuring their  outreach activities. The program will be rounded off with a short hike and a social dinner in the vicinity of the research lab.


 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:30 - 09:45Introduction09:00 - 09:45Quantum Sensing (Patrice Bertet)09:00-09:15Introduction09:00-09:15Introduction09:00- 10:30Qiskit workshop
09:45 - 10:30Quantum Compilation (Ross Duncan)09:45 - 10:30Quantum Sensing (Christiane Koch)09:15-10:00Quantum Technolgies: Entepreneur perspective (Sadik hafizovic)09:15-10:45IP workshop10:30- 11:00coffee break
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break10:30 - 11:00Coffee break10:00-10:45Venture Capital and Quantum Technolgies (Christophe Jurczak)10:45 - 11:15coffee break11:00 - 12:45Qiskit workshop
11:00 - 11:45Quantum Machine Learning (Maria Schuld)11:00 - 11:45C3 (Frank Wilhelm-Mauch)10:45-11:00Coffee Break11:15 - 12:30IP workshop12:45 - 13:15closing remarks
11:45 - 12:30Scanning probe imaging with single NVS (Patrick Maletinsky)11:45 - 12:30Optimal Control for quantum optimization algorithms (Giuseppe Santoro)11:00-11:45the role of the incubator (Axel Koch)12:30-13:15outreach workshop13:15 - 14:00Lunch
12:30 - 13:15Optimal Control (Eran Ginossar)12:30 - 13:15VQE (Panagiotis Barkoutsos)11:45-12:30Maquans (Jean Lautier-Gaud TBC)13:15 - 14:30Lunch
13:15 - 14:30Lunch13:15 - 14:30Lunch12:30-13:15IBM (Erich Rütsche)14:30 - 16:15Outreach workshop
14:30 - 15:15Students' talk14:30 - 15:15Shortcut to Adiabaticity Techniques (David Guéry Odelin)13:15-14:30Lunch16:15 - 16:45Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:45Coffee break15:15 - 15:45Coffee break14:30-16:15Idea Factory16:45 - 17:30Outreach workshop
15:45 - 16:30Students' talk15:45 - 16:30Students' talk15:45 - 21:00Social event


From 21st to 25th September 2020


IBM Research – Zurich
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon Switzerland

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Panagiotis Barkoutsos (IBM)
Prof. Patrice Bertet (CEA)
Prof. Erran Ginossar (University of Surrey)
Prof. David Guéry Odelin (Université Paul Sabatier)
Dr. Sadik Hafizovic (Zurich Instrument)
Dr. Christophe Jurczak (Quantonation)
Prof. Christiane Koch (Freie Universität Berlin)
Prof. Patrick Maletinsky (Universität Basel)
Dr. Ross Duncan (Cambridge Quantum Computing)
Prof. Giuseppe Santoro (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati)
Dr. Maria Schuld (University of Kwazulu-Natal)
Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (University of Saarland)

Organising Committee

Christiane Koch (FUB)
Stefan Filipp (IBM)
Steffen Glaser (TUM)
Jacob Sherson (AU)
Frank Wilhelm Mauch (USAAR)
Daniel Egger (IBM)
Mattia Giardini (FUB)
Max Werninghaus (IBM)