Quantum Computing and Simulation in the NISQ Era

804. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

14 Jan - 18 Jan 2024


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Johannes Knörzer, ETH Zürich • Prof. Jasmin Meinecke, TU Berlin • Dr. Matthias Zimmermann, DLR Ulm

Quantum information science is a rapidly evolving research field which may provide a novel route towards the solution of highly complex problems that could not be solved by conventional computers. Quantum computing and simulation may help to provide answers to current and future key challenges in the areas of fundamental physics, quantum chemistry, medicine, material sciences, data and information processing, logistics and many more. With recent demonstrations of a quantum advantage, the field has attracted even more interest from within academia and industry around the world, and has likewise gained a lot of media attention. It is now crucial to identify useful near-term applications of quantum devices, improve scalability and mitigate errors occuring in current state-of-the-art implementations, which include superconducting circuits, trapped ions and photonic platforms. In the current era of intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) devices, progress in quantum information research requires interdisciplinary collaboration, stamina and novel ideas for devising new algorithms and protocols, a well-educated quantum workforce to further improve current technologies and optimistic yet realistic goals for the next few years to come.

This WE-Heraeus seminar addresses some of these most pressing issues in quantum computing and simulation both from a theoretical and experimental perspective. It is intended for researchers at different stages of their career, ranging from master-level students to world-leading experts of the field. In particular, it covers the topics of quantum simulation, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms & implementation, and quantum machine learning. We aim at bringing together academic and industrial researchers to tackle and discuss open problems and future challenges in the NISQ era from different perspectives. Motivated early-career researchers are strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.