Quantum Computing Tutorial | Winter 2018

Argonne Staff and Guest Experts
Workshop Beginner, Intermediate
Argonne Quantum Computing Tutorial


Argonne National Laboratory will host a Quantum Computing Tutorial on December 10-11, 2018, at the lab's Theory and Computing Sciences (TCS) Conference Center.

Designed to teach attendees the basics of quantum computing, the two-day event will feature speakers from Argonne, Clemson, and Atos. The tutorial will cover the following topics:

December 10

  • The foundations of quantum computing
  • Available quantum simulators and computers, and how to use them

December 11

  • Popular quantum algorithms
  • A detailed look at the QAOA algorithm and its implementation, including how it was implemented to run on IBM quantum computer
  • Quantum error correction and quantum communication
This is an internal workshop for laboratory employees only. Argonne postdocs and advanced graduate students are encouraged to attend. No knowledge of quantum computing is required. 
Please note: There is no fee to attend the workshop, but participants are responsible for their own lunch. Space is limited and registration is required. Hal Finkel and Yuri Alexeev from CPS/ALCF are hosting this event.


  • Foreign Nationals: November 12, 2018
  • U.S. Citizen:  November 26, 2018


Day 1 (Monday, December 10, 2018)

9:00-10:00 AM Quantum Physics Introduction
Hal Finkel, Argonne
10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:15-12:00 PM Introduction to Quantum Physics with QuTiP
Matt Otten, Argonne 
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own) 
1:30-2:30 PM Current State of Quantum Computing
Yuri Alexeev, Argonne
2:30-2:45 PM Break
2:45-4:45 PM Atos Quantum Simulator Introduction
Bertrand Marchand, Atos
4:45-5:00 PM Wrap-up Discussion

Day 2 (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

9:00-11:00 AM Introduction to Quantum Algorithms
Huihuo Zheng, Argonne
11:00-11:15 AM Break
11:15-12:15 PM Remote Presentation: QAOA Algorithm Introduction 
Ruslan Shaydulin, Clemson
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:30 PM Introduction to Quantum Characterization, Verification, and Validation
Travis Scholten, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
2:30-2:45 PM Break
2:45-4:00 PM Introduction to Quantum Error Correction
Martin Suchara, Argonne
4:00 - 4:15 PM Break
4:15 - 5:15 PM Introduction to Quantum Networking
Martin Suchara, Argonne
5:15-5:30 PM Wrap-up Discussion