Spring School 2023

Spring School 2023

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre will host the spring school on Quantum Information Processing – Applications on Gate-based and Annealing Systems” from March 27 to March 31, 2023. The school focuses on hands-on experiences in developing and implementing algorithms on both gate-based devices and quantum annealers. Therefore the attendees will make use of JUNIQ's cloud-programming platform to access quantum devices located at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The hands-on sessions will be accompanied by several lectures covering basic concepts of gate-based and annealing systems, the design and implementation of use-cases, and big-picture lectures, all given by experts from the field. The spring school will be complemented by a poster session where attendees present their research activities to each other.


Introduction to gate-based quantum computing, introduction to quantum annealing, formulating QUBO problems, Ising Hamiltonians, Variational Quantum Eigensolvers, Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm, simulation of quantum systems, classical vs quantum optimization


  • The school is taylored to PhD students from the field of quantum computing in their first years, however, this is not a requirement for participation.
  • To register for on-site participation applications must be submitted. To submit your application and to get further information, please see our registration page.
  • It is also possible to participate remotely. To register for remote participation please register here.

Costs & Services

The participation fee is 240 € including

  • one week of interesting talks given by experts from the field,
  • hands-on sessions in small groups supervised by experts,
  • lunch and coffee/tee on all days,
  • dinner on the first and the last evening,
  • a city tour in the medieval centre of Aachen,
  • a ticket for public transport between Aachen and Jülich for the full week,
  • and a welcome-bag.

Last Modified: 26.10.2022