The EQUS Spring School is an annual event that brings PhD and Masters students from all EQUS nodes together for professional development and to learn about cutting-edge quantum science research.
The deadline for registration is Monday, September 10. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Chapter one of Nielsen and Chuang, especially pages 13-42.
On the first day we will look at the trapped ion platform in detail, from the historical beginnings chasing quantum jumps to the present state of the art and future versions for scaled-up quantum computing and simulation. We will discuss how these devices work as well as how quantum information is encoded, manipulated in a digital and analog fashion and read out.
Day two will have a closer look at experimental implementations of quantum computation and quantum simulation on the trapped ion platform. We will look at algorithmic implementations (Shor’s factoring and the Deutsch-Josza) and simulations of physics and chemistry in both analog and digital form.
(optional) pre-reading material
Recommended to get an idea of where we are headed (short, high level papers on quantum computation and simulation):
Only for those who have a lot of time and want to know more (technical paper + tutorial):
We will start by introducing the theory of quantum electromagnetic circuits, before moving on to designs of superconducting qubits, focusing on the transmon qubit. We will then discuss how we can enact readout, single- and two-qubit gates for quantum computing. No prior knowledge about quantum circuits or superconducting qubits is necessary, but for those who want to have an idea about what we will discuss, the following two papers are useful:
EQUS HDR students are eligible to attend free of charge.
The EQUS Spring School will be held at The Metro Mirage Hotel, Newport NSW. Meals will be included in the accommodation booking.
Your flights will be booked at your home institution.
A group transfer between Sydney and Newport will be organised.
On Monday, September 24 the bus will depart from: