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This workshop aims to give a general introduction into these topics and to convey the new thinking, excitement and challenges that go with quantum information science. | This workshop aims to give a general introduction into these topics and to convey the new thinking, excitement and challenges that go with quantum information science. | ||

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+ | If you want to know more about quantum information research in Romania check out the [[https://roqnet.ro/about/|Romanian Quantum Network (RoQnet)]] or contact Dr. Radu Ionicioiu ([[r.ionicioiu@theory.nipne.ro|r.ionicioiu@theory.nipne.ro]]) and Dr. Mona Mihailescu ([[mona.mihailescu@physics.pub.ro|mona.mihailescu@physics.pub.ro]]). | ||

== Goals == | == Goals == | ||

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Dates: **Aug 20th** - **Aug 24th**\\ | Dates: **Aug 20th** - **Aug 24th**\\ | ||

Times: **7pm-9pm** \\ | Times: **7pm-9pm** \\ | ||

- | Location: Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, cladirea PRECIS\\ | + | Location: Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, [[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Precis+Building,+University+Politehnica+of+Bucharest/@44.4349139,26.0455788,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x40b201c5d9db3f3f:0xbdba58e7b0027a19!8m2!3d44.4349139!4d26.0477676|cladirea PRECIS]]\\ |

Room: ** PR001** | Room: ** PR001** | ||

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- Monday, 20 Aug | - Monday, 20 Aug | ||

- | * **Introduction**: A brief history of quantum computation and quantum cryptography, what makes them interesting and the current state of the art. | + | * **Introduction**: A brief history of quantum computation and quantum cryptography, what makes them interesting and the current state of the art. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%201%20-%20intro%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- | * **What's quantum about quantum computing?**: A simple explanation of what makes quantum special and why quantum algorithms could outperform classical algorithms at certain tasks. | + | * **What's quantum about quantum computing?**: A simple explanation of what makes quantum special and why quantum algorithms could outperform classical algorithms at certain tasks. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%201%20-%20quantum%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- Tuesday, 21 Aug | - Tuesday, 21 Aug | ||

- | * **How to make a physical theory 101**: We'll discuss the core elements that characterize a physical theory, how these apply to quantum mechanics and how this takes us to quantum information. | + | * **How to make a physical theory 101**: We'll discuss the core elements that characterize a physical theory, how these apply to quantum mechanics and how this takes us to quantum information. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%202%20-%20howto%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- | * **Quantum information basics**: Qubits and quantum gates and how to use them to make quantum algorithms. We'll also look at a simple quantum computation on the IBM quantum chip. | + | * **Quantum information basics**: Qubits and quantum gates and how to use them to make quantum algorithms. We'll also look at a simple quantum computation on the IBM quantum chip. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%202%20-%20qinfo%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- Wednesday 22 Aug | - Wednesday 22 Aug | ||

- | * **Quantum algorithms**: Continuing with algorithms, we'll look at the quantum algorithms of Simon and Shor. | + | * **Quantum algorithms**: Continuing with algorithms, we'll look at the quantum algorithms of Simon and Shor. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%203%20-%20alg%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- | * **Post-quantum cryptography**: Given that Shor's algorithm compromises the security of many public-key crypto protocols, we'll discuss a potential fix, namely post-quantum cryptography. | + | * **Post-quantum cryptography**: Given that Shor's algorithm compromises the security of many public-key crypto protocols, we'll discuss a potential fix, namely post-quantum cryptography. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%203%20-%20pqcrypto%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- Thursday, 23 Aug | - Thursday, 23 Aug | ||

- | * **Quantum cryptography**: An introduction to quantum cryptography and the BB84 quantum key distribution protocol. | + | * **Quantum cryptography**: An introduction to quantum cryptography and the BB84 quantum key distribution protocol. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%204%20qcrypto%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- | * **Entanglement and device-independence**: We'll see how quantum entanglement allows us to have secure protocols even in the presence of untrusted quantum devices, or so-called device-independent protocols. | + | * **Entanglement and device-independence**: We'll see how quantum entanglement allows us to have secure protocols even in the presence of untrusted quantum devices, or so-called device-independent protocols. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%204%20qdi%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- Friday, 24 Aug | - Friday, 24 Aug | ||

- | * **Quantum hardware**: How do we physically realize qubits and quantum gates? A look at the basics of quantum hardware. | + | * **Quantum hardware**: How do we physically realize qubits and quantum gates? A look at the basics of quantum hardware. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%205%20qhardware%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

- | * **Fault tolerance and the future**: We end by discussing how quantum devices can cope with noise and imperfections as well as discuss the outlook for future implementations. | + | * **Fault tolerance and the future**: We end by discussing how quantum devices can cope with noise and imperfections as well as discuss the outlook for future implementations. Slides [[http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~agheorghiu/QW3/Day%205%20qecc%20(complete).pdf|here]]. |

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== Registration == | == Registration == | ||

- | Register [[https://goo.gl/forms/5f5M1mOhrQVn2YF52|here]] | + | Registration is closed. |