CERN perhaps most famous for its circular atom smasher is now aiming to help the world better understand Quantum Computing and associated technologies. CERN is famous not just for the big large underground particle accelerator but it was the home of where Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the worldwide web and created the www that came to epitomize our interaction with the internet. Now they want to help people get a jump start on the Quantum Computing field.
Starting from 6th of November, there will seven weeks of lectures broadcast on the Friday of each week. The talks are oragnized by CERN openlab and the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. The lecturer will be Elias Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oviedo in Spain.
You can check out the video series by using the following links below.
- Lecture 1/7, Friday 6 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970903/
- Lecture 2/7, Friday 13 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970904/
- Lecture 3/7, Friday 20 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970905/
- Lecture 4/7, Friday 27 November: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970906/
- Lecture 5/7, Friday 4 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970907/
- Lecture 6/7, Friday 11 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970908/
- Lecture 7/7, Friday 18 December: https://indico.cern.ch/event/970909/
The practical and basic aspects of quantum computing, the course will cover the implementation of algorithms in quantum simulators (code them emulates a Quantum Computer) and actual quantum hardware available from the IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave.