2019 Illinois Quantum Computing Summer School

Image of a quantum circuitThe Illinois Quantum Computing Summer School will offer an immersive educational experience for learning the basic principles and current applications of quantum computing. The school is open to students, postdocs, and faculty, with the targeted audience being theoreticians who have some background in classical computing but little expertise in quantum computation. The curriculum is designed to provide a “ground-up” introduction to the subject.

When: June 17-20, 2019
Where: Discovery Partners Institute, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago
Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register ASAP. Should the number of registrants exceed capacity, preference will be given to participants coming from within Illinois. Formal acceptance letters will be emailed the last week of April.

Primary topics

  • Formalism and basic principles of quantum computation
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum error correction
  • Quantum simulations
  • Other special topics

Each day of the school will involve one-hour lectures and tutorial sessions. To help facilitate the learning, homework problems will be given and discussed.

A limited number of student travel grants are available. Please indicate your need for one when registering. 

Lectures and tutorials will be provided by the following cohort:

Schedule: TBA

Accommodation: There is no official lodging for the summer school. However, participants can stay at the nearby La Quinta Chicago Downtown (1 South Franklin). La Quinta Chicago Downtown provides a 20% discount for individuals and groups. Select desired dates and number of guests per room, then select "rate type" drop down menu and use the promo code DPI77. Choose search and continue until reservation is complete.

Sponsors: Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology center (IQUIST), Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Please contact Eric Chitambar (echitamb@illinois.edu) if you have any questions.