(Jun. 13, 2023/Munich) Quantum computing isn’t just a future trend anymore – it’s here to stay and promising to solve both local and global problems in various fields that are beyond the reach of today’s computers. In September 20th-21st, the Quantum Summit will take place in Berlin, Germany. It will bring together a wide range of experts from the research community, as well as decision-makers from business and government, to share important insights in the field of quantum computing. Jonas Stein, Research Associate of the QAR Lab at LMU Munich will provide valuable insights into the current QC research projects – especially on the highlights from the Quantum Computing Optimization Challenge.
The Quantum Computing Optimization Challenge is a practical course initiated by Prof. Dr. Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, head of the Chair of Mobile and Distributed Systems at LMU Munich. It took place for the first time in 2020 and has been an integral part of the curriculum ever since. This practical course teaches the ability to model optimization problems for quantum computers, as well as an introduction to practical work with existing quantum computers. Four computers are currently available for this purpose in the QAR Lab: IBM Q System One, Rigetti Aspen-11, Fujitsu DAU, D-Wave Advantage. In cooperation with well-known partners from industry, tasks with strong relevance for practical applications are assigned each semester. The students have the opportunity to execute and compare one task on two computers. In the summer semester 2023, it takes place for the 5th timeIn the QC Optimization Challenge, use cases in areas of optimization, machine learning and simulation are on the agenda.
You can look forward to an exciting presentation in September at the Quantum Summit.
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