26-30 June 2023
Virtually via Zoom
America/Chicago timezone

Argonne National Laboratory will host an online and onsite Sixth Quantum Computing Tutorial on June 26-30, 2023. The tutorial is designed to provide hands-on experience programming QAOA (Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm) and QML (Quantum Machine Learning) algorithms on IBM quantum computers and quantum circuit simulators using error correction and mitigation schemes. The Zoom link will be provided once your registration attendance criteria has been confirmed.

Participants will learn the basics of how to formulate and solve combinatorial optimization and quantum machine learning problems using Qiskit. In particular, examples will be provided of how problems can be solved using the QAOA and QML (Quantum Machine Learning) algorithms. We will provide step-by-step instructions on how to solve the problems from the ground up with as little hidden complexity as possible. Each presentation will contain a theory introduction and a hands-on session. For hands-on, we will use Jupyter notebooks posted in the tutorial's GitHub repository. These easily customizable code snippets will allow attendees to skip straight to adapting it to their problems and apply it to their own research.

The recommended way to run the hands-on Jupyter notebooks is using the IBM Quantum Experience web interface. Please create an account here before the tutorial (you might have to create an IBM ID if you do not have one): https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/

We will also be providing tutorials on how to simulate quantum circuits by using Argonne-developed quantum simulator QTensor, simulate quantum network protocols using network simulator SeQUeNCe, error correction and mitigation techniques, and theory of quantum control.

Download hands-on notebooks from https://github.com/yurialexeev/Argonne-Quantum-Computing-Tutorial-2023.

There is no fee to attend the tutorial. This meeting will primarily be held via Zoom, and registration is mandatory to receive the Zoom link.


Foreign Nationals: June 16, 2023

U.S. Citizen: June 21, 2023

If you want to attend the meeting on site, please contact Sue Gregurich by June 16, 2023. Onsite access will not be allowed without a gate pass for entry.

For late registration consideration, once these deadlines have passed, please e-mail us.

Registration is limited to only students, postdocs, and staff members from Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago Quantum Exchange, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, JPMorgan Chase & Co organizations, the National Quantum Center Q-NEXT, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and QuSTEAM. Please use your work email when registering.



Step 1:

COMPLETE this event registration by clicking REGISTER. Be sure to use your work email. Once completed, you will receive the Zoom link to participate.


The following restrictions apply to foreign nationals:

Foreign nationals from countries that appear on a restricted foreign country listing in section 15 CFR 740.7 License Exceptions for Computers (namely, Cuba Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) require a very lengthy approval process for access to DOE supercomputers, which will not be completed in time for the workshop.

Foreign nationals will need a valid passport, visa, and supporting documents with an expiration date beyond the end of the training program. Department of Energy policy now requires a CV/resume including educational and employment history.


Virtually via Zoom
We will be using Zoom for the teleconferencing services. The Zoom link will be provided in the registration confirmation e-mail.