Second QuSCo School

The second QuSCo school was originally planned as a live event. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation put a wrench in our plan. The event will take place fully online. To avoid pinning everyone on their desk for several hours a day, we have split the event into two parts. The first part, dedicated to the scientific talks, will take place on the  21st and 22nd of September, while the second part, dedicated to the “Industry sessions”, will take place during the week from the 19th to 23rd October. 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.

Scientific Talks Dates

From 21st to 22nd September 2020

Industry Sessions Dates

From 19th to 23rd October 2020

Scientific Talks Programme

 Monday 21st Sep 2020
Scientific Chairpersons:
Christiane Koch
Dominique Sugny
 Tuesday 22nd Sep 2020
Scientific Chairperson:
Stefan Filipp
10:00 - 10:15Introduction
10:15 - 11:00Ross Duncan
Quantum Compilation
10:00 - 10:45Patrice Bertet
11:00 - 11:45Maria Schuld
Quantum Machine Learning
10:45 - 11:30Christiane Koch
Optimally controlled quantum discrimination and estimation
11:45 - 12:00Break11:30 - 11:45Break
12:00 - 12:15Andrea Muni
(Student Talk)
11:45 - 12:00Federico Roy
(Student Talk)
12:15 - 12:30Eugenio Pozzoli
(Student Talk)
12:00 - 12:15Max Werninghaus (Student Talk)
12: 30 - 12:45Simone Magaletti
(Student Talk)
12:15 - 12:30Emanuele Albertinale (Student Talk)
12:45 - 13:45Lunch12:30 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:30Patrick Maletinsky
Scanning Probe Imaging with Single Nvs
13:45 - 14:30Giuseppe Santoro
Optimal Control for Quantum Optimization Algorithms
14:30 - 15:15Eran Ginossar
Optimal Control
14:30 - 15:15Panagiotis Barkoutsos
15:15 - 15:30Break14:15 - 14:30Break
15:30 - 15:45Marwa Garsi (Student talk)15:30 - 15:45Alastair Marshall (Student Talk)
15:45 - 16:00Amit Devra
(Student Talk)
15:45 - 16:00Shaeema Ahmed Zaman (Student Talk)
16:00 - 16:15Vardan Martikyan (Student Talk)16:00 - 16:45David Guéry Odelin
Shortcut to Adiabaticity Techniques
16:15 – 17:00Frank Wilhelm
Combined Characterization and Control (C3)
16:45 - 17:00Conclusion

Industry Sessions Programme

 Monday 19th Oct Tuesday 20th Oct  Thursday 22nd Oct Friday 23rd Oct
09:00-09:15Introduction09:00 - 09:45Erich Rütsche
Company Perspective: IBM
09:00-09:45Jacob Sherson
Outreach Workshop
09:00-09:45D. Egger/P. Barkoutsos
Qiskit workshop
0915-10:00Sadik Hafizovic
Entrepreneur perspective
09:45 - 10:30Ilai Schwarz
Idea Factory
09:45-10:30Jacob Sherson
Outreach Workshop
09:45-10:30D. Egger/P. Barkoutsos
Qiskit workshop
10:00-10:45Christophe Jurczak
Venture Capital Perspective
10:30 - 10:45Coffee break10:30-10:45break10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:00Break10:45-11:30Ilai Schwarz
Idea Factory
10:45-11:30Jacob Sherson
Outreach Workshop
10:45-11:30D. Egger/P. Barkoutsos
Qiskit workshop
11:00-11:45Oliver Bücken
Inclubator Perspective
11:30-12:15Ilai Schwarz
Idea Factory
11:30-12:15Jacob Sherson
Outreach Workshop
11:30-12:15D. Egger/P. Barkoutsos
Qiskit workshop
11:45-12:30Jean Lautier-Gaud
Company Perspective: MUQUANS

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)

Lectures published on youtube