Summer School 2024

Summer School 2024

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre will host the summer school on Quantum Computing – Applications on Gate-based and Annealing Systems” from August 26 to August 30, 2024. 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, Introduction to Quantum Simulation, Formulating QUBO Problems and Ising Hamiltonians, Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm, Emulation 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 is free and includes:

  • 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;
  • City tour in the medieval centre of Aachen;
  • Ticket for public transport between Aachen and Jülich for the full week;
  • A welcome-bag.

Last Modified: 07.05.2024