Spring School on Near-Term Quantum Computing


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.

Confirmed speakers and subjects

  • Mari Carmen Bañuls: Tensor networks
  • Daniel Barredo: Cold atoms
  • Juani Bermejo-Vega: Fundamentals of quantum computing
  • Alexandre Dauphin: Quantum simulation
  • Alessandro Landra: Superconducting circuit design
  • Ana Palacios: Adiabatic quantum computing
  • Adrián Pérez-Salinas: Variational quantum circuits
  • Martin Ringbauer: Trapped ions
  • Alexia Salavrakos: Photonic circuits
  • Andreas Wallraff: Superconducting circuits

Detailed information about the speakers and sponsors can be found at Quantum Spain - SSNTQC 2024.

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Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 400 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

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* Include as a subject in the transfer '2024ntqc Your_Surname'
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      Full name of the conference and your name.

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*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra'.
Cross the road using the zebra crossing and turn left. The bus will stop there) at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Apr 14.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Apr 27.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is Jan 19

  • Application form (closed on Jan 19)
  • Check your registration data (for registered participants only)
  • Book and check your accommodation here (open from Feb 01 to Apr 01).

Further Information.