VSC is organising 4 sessions on Quantum Computing

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundations of Quantum Computing
  • Understand the difference and relationship between Quantum Computing and Classical Computing
  • Get the “feeling” for Quantum Computing using IBM Quantum Experience and Qiskit
  • Get inspired about potential application areas for Quantum Computing
  • Start or accelerate your personal “Quantum Journey”

​Targeted Audience

  • Academic Members of VSC
    • Professors
    • PhD students
    • Postdoctoral Researchers
  • IT Professionals from non-Academic organisation, such as industrial companies can join as well.

​​Prerequisite Knowledge

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: Curiosity to discover an exciting new world!
  • It is an advantage to master
    • Basics of Linear Algebra
    • Basics of Computer Architectures
    • Basics of Python or at least another Programming Language


  • There will be 4 lectures, each taking 2 hours, with a break of 10 minutes
  • The lectures will be organized in consecutive weeks to optimize the learning impact
  • The lectures will include practical hands on work as well, ranging from simple to challenging, using IQX and Qiskit
  • Language of the lectures: English (depending on the audience)


9/11/2020, 17:00 - 19:00: Quantum Computing Overview

  • Why Quantum Computing?
  • Quantum States, Qubits, Superposition, Entanglement
  • Quantum Gates and Quantum Circuits
  • HANDS ON: Access to IBM Q Experience, Circuit Composer I

16/11/2020, 17:00 - 19:00: Quantum Hardware

  • Quantum Computing Hardware
  • Introduction to Quantum Algorithms
  • Execution of Circuits on Real Quantum Devices
  • HANDS ON: Circuit Composer II, Qiskit Introduction

23/11/2020, 17:00 - 19:00: Quantum Programming and Quantum Algorithms

  • Qiskit Terra, Aqua, Ignis, Aer, Pulse
  • Sample Quantum Algorithm Explained
  • HANDS ON: Qiskit Exercises

30/11/2020, 17:00 - 19:00: Applying Quantum Computing

  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Quantum Ecosystem and IBM Q Network
  • Quantum Careers
  • Learning Sources

Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.
Please follow this link for more information and Registration