A. Cervera-Lierta (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
A. Pérez-Salinas (Leiden University)
A. Pozas-Kerstjens (U. de Genève – Constructor University)
Quantum computing has experience huge scientific growth recently. What 10 years ago were a few prototypes of qubits in closed university laboratories are now fully fledged quantum computing devices, made of tens or even hundreds of qubits and substantially improved quality, and getting closer to fault-tolerance thresholds. Moreover, the existence and development of several quantum computing technology platforms enrich the scientific panorama and provide excellent grounds to discover new physics.
In parallel to the experimental development of quantum computers, the theory behind their potential applications has also grown and widened. Several scientific fields are coming together to extract the most from current-term quantum devices while preparing new algorithmic solutions for future quantum computers. Developing optimal and precise software solutions is crucial to bridge the gap between the hardware and the algorithms that lead to new discoveries provided by this new computational paradigm. The goal of this two-week School is to expose students and young researchers to a large collection of areas in the state of the art of quantum computing, including topics of theory, hardware, and software. The current term quantum computers are imperfect, which limits some of the original quantum computing algorithms and applications. For this reason, the new generation of quantum computing scientists must know both the experimental phenomena and limitations and the possible applications, theoretical and software tools to exploit these devices.
The School is organized to give time and space for the participants to interact with each other and the school lecturers, surrounded by a stimulating environment created by the open architecture and blackboard walls of the CCBPP center and the astonishing nature of Benasque Valley.