Hands-on Session

«Quantum Demonstrator»

With Stefan Kubsky and colleagues, from the Surface Laboratory at Synchrotron Soleil and Jan Meier (via video, Felix Bloch Institute, University of Leipzig)

A compact diamond-based device will be explained, set-up and used as a versatile and highly sensitive magnetic sensor via optical pumping and read-out in the visible. It is based on NV- centers implanted into diamond making them behave as quantum objects – usable for quantum computing at room temperature if  addressed individually.
The session starts with a comprehensive introduction to the basic physical properties of NV- centers (20-30 min).
Jan Meijer completes with in-depth explanations and discussion.

Hands-on part: Participants will conceive, assemble and run three experiments (sensors, computer, software) in sub-groups (~30 min).

Different situations will be tested and students will be invited to present their discoveries on the properties of these sensors.

Get your hands on this emerging field of physics and technology !

Hands-on Session

«Quantum Computing with Qiskit»

Screenshot 2022-01-27 at 13-48-10 Qiskit

Sieglinde PfaendlerPauline Ollitrault, Heike Riel, IBM Research, Switzerland

We will introduce the basic of quantum computing with Qiskit, the software framework developed at IBM for programming quantum computers. This hands-on workshop aims to teach the audience how to build the first simple quantum circuits/code and to give an overview of the several applications that is possible to explore with nowadays quantum computers. Prerequisites for successful participation are knowledge of Python basics and a laptop.

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Hands-on Session


Quandela Team Photo

Jean Senellart (Head of Software Engineering) and Pierre-Emmanuel Emeriau (Quantum Information Scientist), Quandela, France

In that session, we will present photonic quantum computing and how to use photons and linear optics components to design and implement quantum algorithms with Perceval, an open-source framework developed at Quandela.

A short tutorial will go through the different features of the framework, and in a second part, a collaborative competition will allow the students to propose and experiments ideas for solving a "quantum" challenge.

Students will need their laptop to connect to a ready-to-use jupyter notebooks, and must have basic knowledge of linear optics and Python.

Link for Perceval: https://perceval.quandela.net/

Hands-on Session

«Masterclass on scientific writing»


Scientific writing workshop aimed at PhDs and early career researchers, led by facilitators who are experts in scientific publication. The workshop will focus on writing scientific articles, particularly “Letters”-type articles, for physics journals. The workshop will be EPL-branded but general advice will be provided for publication in different journals. Participants will be encouraged to share unpublished articles and abstracts ahead of the workshop. This material will be used as examples during the workshop, providing participants with real-life material to work on, and in some cases feedback on their own articles in preparation. 

Anne Ruimy (Senior Publisher and EPL Executive Editor) and Gonzalo Muga (EPL Editor-in-Chief).

We ask that all persons registering for the session submit an abstract, preferably of an unpublished article (mandatory). If possible, this may be requested at the time of registration for the session. Participants are also invited to send an unpublished article in preparation (optional). Some of the material submitted will be reviewed by the group and by the facilitators during the workshop. All unpublished material will be treated confidentially.  Materials (unpublished abstracts and articles) should be sent to: masterclass@edpsciences.org

Programme :
Introduction (5 min) (Anne Ruimy)
Part 1. How to write a good abstract (facilitated by Anne Ruimy).
-    How to write a good abstract (presentation) (15 min)
-    Review of abstracts submitted by participants (35 min)
Part 2. How to write a good Letter for a physics journal (facilitated by Gonzalo Muga)
-    General tips on writing Letters vs. other article types. Writing for different Letters journals (15 min)
-    Review of examples submitted by participants (40 min)
Q&A. (10 min). Opportunity for participants to ask questions about scientific writing or the publication process.