Running a Quantum Computer: Theory and Experiment

Summer semester 2019

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
Philipp Hauke
Philipp Hauke