Running a quantum computer: Theory and Experiment

summer term 2019
Lecturer: Dr. Philipp Hauke, JProf. Dr. Fred Jendrzejewski
Link to LSF
53 participants

In this lecture, we will explore the possibilities of first quantum computers like IBM-Q. We will discuss underlying concepts and different architectures. We will put special focus on a practical implementation of simple algorithms through the publicly available IBM-Q machine in the exercises. Please be aware that this is a completely new lecture as the field is rapidly evolving. So, expect some unexpected things. But the currently planned topics include:


-       Quantum computing gates

-       Algorithms like Shor or Grover

-       Quantum simulation and annealing

-       Entanglement

-       Error correction and topological quantum computing


The discussed hardware architectures will (possibly) include:

-       Ions

-       Superconducting qubits

-       Cold atoms

-       Photons

-       Majorana fermions

Links to scripts

For some of the lectures we prepare lecture notes, on which you can comment, edit etc. They can be found below:

Lecture 2

Lecture 4

Lecture 7

Practice groups

  • Group RPB (Rohit Prasad Bhatt)
    12 participants
    Philos.-weg 12 / R 059, Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group CV (Celia Viermann)
    17 participants
    Philos.-weg 12 / R 070, Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group SL (Stefan Lannig)
    13 participants
    Philos.-weg 12 / R 056, Wed 14:15 - 15:45
  • Group RCA (Ricardo Costa de Almeida)
    11 participants
    Philos.-weg 12 / R 056 (SR), Thu 9:15 - 11:00
Running a quantum computer: Theory and Experiment
summer term 2019
Hauke, Jendrzejewski
Link zum LSF
53 participants