Quantum Computing
with Qiskit

Lectures for Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC)

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



Eric Michiels

IBM Quantum Ambassador

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Tel: +32 (0) 2 512 91 10

Egmontstraat 5

1000 Brussel



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