InstituteQ both organizes and takes part in a wide range of events from professional colloquiums to more laid-back get-togethers.

Some events might require signing up, and all are free to attend. Upcoming events are listed below.

23 May, 2023: InstituteQ Colloquium: Dr. Christopher J. Wood of IBM Quantum

The InstituteQ Colloquiums continue on Tuesday, May 23, when the focus is on error mitigation in quantum computers. The guest speaker is Dr. Christopher J. Wood of IBM Quantum. Anyone interested in or working with quantum computers is bound to find the presentation insightful and engaging.

Fully fault-tolerant quantum computation is the holy grail for quantum computing, however it remains out of reach for near term quantum hardware. With the goal of exploring useful applications on noisy near-term quantum devices a variety of error mitigation and suppression techniques have been proposed that require significantly less resources than full error correction.

In his talk titled "Error mitigation for near-term quantum computation", Dr. Wood will give an overview of several promising mitigation techniques including readout error mitigation, zero-noise extrapolation, and probabilistic error correction, and discuss recent IBM experiment demonstrations of these techniques, and efforts to make them available through the IBM Qiskit runtime.

Christopher Wood is a Staff Research Scientist at IBM Quantum and works on software for error mitigation, noise characterization, and simulation, of quantum computers. He received his PhD in Physics (Quantum Information) from the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada in 2015, and joined IBM in 2016. He has been heavily involved in the development of Qiskit including Qiskit Runtime Primitives, Qiskit Experiments, Qiskit Aer, and the Qiskit quantum info module.

The event is free to attend for all, and refreshments will be served. Please sign up by on Webropol:

Join us on May 23 at 2 pm at Konetekniikka 1, 213a (Otakaari 4), for quantum computing, coffee and colleagues!

Please note that the event is on-site only and will not be recorded.

18-26 May, 2023: Cryocourse 2023

Cryocourse 2023 is an international school on cryogenics, microwave measurements, and low-temperature engineering for quantum technology. The event is aimed at young researchers at the graduate and postdoctoral level, offering training by the most knowledgeable and distinguished scientists in the field. The course has been organised since 2002 in various locations, and Aalto University has served as the venue four times.

In 2023 the course returns to Aalto. Cryocourse 2023 takes place on May 18-26, in Nuuksio, Espoo with hands-on exercises at Aalto campus.

Full programme, sign-up instructions, and more on the official Cryocourse 2023 site:

Cryocourse 2023 is free to attend, but registration by April 15 is required.

4-9 June, 2023: Open Quantum Systems and Mesoscopic Physics Summer School

The Summer School on Open Quantum Systems and Mesoscopic Physics is a carefully tailored intensive training, providing participants with education in state-of-the-art experimental realizations and theoretical formulations of open quantum systems. It is organized by the University of Ulm, the University of Helsinki and Aalto University in Hyytiälä, Finland, from June 4 to June 9, 2023.

The school is aimed at young scientists, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in the topics' disciplines. It provides an opportunity for immersive focusing on strengths and limitations of ‘deep’ quantum mechanical properties, observed and exploited in current and future experimental set-ups. The training consists of tutorials, collaborative seminar activities, poster sessions, flash talks, and contributed talks by local scientists.

For a detailed programme, instructions, and sign-up, read more on the Summer School's site: Registration is open until March 31st.

InstituteQ Colloquiums

InstituteQ organises colloquiums where highly regarded experts of quantum science and technology and adjoining fields give a talk, and attendees have a chance to network and share ideas.

Previous speakers have included Prof Dr. Jürgen Mlynek, Dr. Luca Peliti, and Nobel laureate Prof. Frank Wilczek. Feel free to suggest speakers you'd like to hear to!

Watch this space and follow us on Twitter for updates on the next colloquium!