Quantum Software and Optimisation Online Workshop

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Quantum Software and Optimisation Online Workshop

8 April @ 9:00 am - 9 April @ 6:00 pm

Since 1st of January 2018 the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) has had the goal of building a 100 qubit superconducting quantum computer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. The aim is also to find the most interesting quantum algorithms to run, in close collaboration with industry. Although we are now more than 50 researchers working together in this effort, we are primarily experimental and theoretical physicists. As such, we have a good understanding of quantum physics and are skilled problem solvers, but we lack the broader understanding of computational complexity and in particular where quantum algorithms can be expected to speed up computational problems, e.g. in combinatorial optimization.

Thus, WACQT is now looking for a talented tenure track assistant professor in Quantum Software who can naturally benefit from and contribute to the academic environment in the WACQT Quantum Computing project and also establish a new group at either the Computer Science and Engineering department or the Mathematical Sciences department. Currently, there are very limited activities related to quantum algorithms in these departments, so for the successful applicant, there is certainly freedom to develop an individual research direction. However, this also implies that the successful applicant will have to make an effort to connect and spread enthusiasm for quantum software to the current faculty.

Quantum Software is to a very large extent a new research field in Sweden, which has a large potential to grow substantially in the near future. In the WACQT environment, we believe that the successful applicant will be in a very good position to attract additional funding on both the national and European level.

The workshop
To spread the word about our open tenure track position as well as creating an interest and understanding for the field and its potential at Chalmers, we thus organize an online workshop. More information on the tenure track position to be open will be provided at the workshop. ​

Organising committee:
Göran Johansson, WACQT, Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Giulia Ferrini,  WACQT, Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Charlotte Wiberg, Head of Department at Computer Science and Engineering
Bernt Wennberg,  Head of Department at Mathematical Sciences
Susannah Carlsson​, WACQT, Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience