Warsaw Quantum Computing Group

We organize meetings of the Warsaw Quantum Computing Group (WQCG). It is a series of meetups for quantum computing enthusiasts in Warsaw, its goal is to facilitate the education and collaboration of people interested in quantum computing.

WQCG meetings are organized several times per year (approximately once per month), usually on Mondays or Thursdays at 6pm CET. Each meeting consists of a lecture given by a quantum computing specialist (it usually takes about 60 minutes) followed by a Q&A session. Some lectures are followed by an afterparty where attendees can interact and exchange ideas. We record most of the lectures and make them available on our YouTube channel.

The first WQCG meeting was organized on 18.11.2018 (even before the Quantum AI Foundation was formally established) in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland. Initially, the meetings were organized in several locations in Warsaw (e.g., Przestrzeń from Facebook, Google Warsaw, Codecool, University of Warsaw). Since the beginning of the pandemic crisis in Poland (March 2020), WQCG meetings are remote only.

If you want to stay in touch with our meeting, we invite you to join our mailing list: https://groups.google.com/g/warsaw-quantum-computing-group.


Past and current events:

Episode I: “Introduction to quantum computing”, Rafał Demkowicz-Dobrzański (18.11.2018, MIMUW Faculty)

Episode II: “Elements of quantum machine learning”, Piotr Gawron & Przemysław Sadowski (17.12.2018, "Przestrzeń from Facebook")

Episode III: “Introduction to programming quantum computers using pyQuil”, Michał Stęchły (21.01.2019, "Przestrzeń from Facebook")

Episode IV: “Grover's search algorithm: Explanation and classical simulation with pyQuil”, Dawid Kopczyk (25.02.2019, "Przestrzeń from Facebook")

Episode V: "The race for quantum computational supremacy", Michał Oszmaniec (18.03.2019, "Przestrzeń from Facebook")

Episode VI: "Efficient quantum gates", Adam Sawicki (29.04.2019, "Przestrzeń from Facebook")

Episode VII: “Adventures of Bell state in the world of NISQ”, Tomasz Stopa (27.05.2019, "Przestrzeń from Facebook")

Episode VIII: "Adiabatic quantum computers”, Paweł Gora (2.07.2019, Google Warsaw)

Episode IX: "Variational quantum machine learning”, Jacob Biamonte (7.10.2019, Google Warsaw)

Episode X: “Why quantum computers can work at all? - decoherence and quantum error correction”, Rafał Demkowicz-Dobrzański (28.10.2019, "Przestrzeń from Facebook")

Episode XI: “An introduction to quantum walks on graphs and their implementations”, Oskar Słowik (28.11.2019, Codecool)

Episode XII: “Grover search algorithm for Max-Cut problem”, Adam Glos (16.12.2019, Codecool)

Episode XIII: "Quantum Neural Networks", Piotr Gawron (20.01.2020, CDT)

Episode XIV: "Open source SW/HW stack for quantum computing ", Grzegorz Kasprowicz (24.02.2020, Codecool)

Episode XV: "Quantum Game with Photons 2: tensors in TypeScript, visualized", Piotr Migdał, Klementyna Jankiewicz (23.03.2020, Webex webinar)

Episode XVI: "Fighting readout noise on quantum devices", Filip Maciejewski (6.04.2020, Zoom)

Episode XVII: "Quantum simulation of quantum gravity", Jakub Mielczarek (27.04.2020, Zoom)

Episode XVIII: "Qiskit Pulse: Programming Quantum Computers Through the Cloud with Pulses", Piotr Biskupski (11.05.2020, Webex)

Episode XIX: "Financial option pricing using quantum computing", Dawid Kopczyk (25.05.2020, Zoom)

Episode XX: "Variational Quantum Algorithms – how do they work?", Michał Stęchły (13.07.2020, Zoom)

Episode XXI: "Introduction to quantum computing", Paweł Gora (19.10.2020, Zoom)

Episode XXII: "An introduction to quantum programming with Python and Qiskit", Oskar Słowik (16.11.2020, Zoom)

Episode XXIII: "How to get most of NISQ computers with Qiskit", Tomasz Stopa (14.12.2020)

Episode XXIV: "Advantage, the Latest Generation System from D-Wave", Victoria Goliber (25.01.2021)

Episode XXV: "Yet another QML talk", Kareem H. El-Safty (29.03.2021)

Episode XXVI: "Creative Destruction Lab - Quantum Commercialization & Entrepreneurship", Sam Kearney (12.04.2021)

Episode XXVII: "Applications of using Partial Negation Operator on a Single Qubit", Ahmed Younes (19.04.2021)

Episode XXVIII: "D-Wave 101: Running Our First Problem", Dr Victoria Goliber (10.05.2021)

Episode XXIX: "Using fermions to attain quantum computational advantage", Dr Michał Oszmaniec (31.05.2021)

Episode XXX: "Generation and detection of QKD symbols encoded in time and frequency", Adam Widomski (5.07.2021)

Episode XXXI: "Introduction to quantum computing", Paweł Gora (4.10.2021)

Episode XXXII: "ORQVIZ: Visualizing High-Dimensional Landscapes in Variational Quantum Algorithms", Manuel Rudolph & Michał Stęchły (22.11.2021)

Episode XXXIII: "Hybrid quantum-classical machine learning with TensorFlow Quantum", Justyna Zawalska (20.12.2021)

Episode XXXIV: "Using PennyLane for Quantum Differentiable Programming ", Antal Száva (10.01.2022)

Episode XXXV: "Using quantum devices for workflows scheduling problem in EuroHPC PL project", Katarzyna Rycerz (14.02.2022)

Episode XXXVI: "Comparison of quantum optimization algorithms and encoding schemes for workflow scheduling", Julia Plewa, Joanna Sieńko (28.02.2022)

Episode XXXVII: "Surface Code Design for Asymmetric Error Channels", Aleksandra Lipińska (14.03.2022)

Episode XXXVIII: "Transpilation of quantum circuits", Oskar Słowik (28.03.2022)

Episode XXXIX: "Reinforcement Learning for Quantum Technologies", Marcin Płodzień (11.04.2022)

Special Edition (World Quantum Day): [PL only] "Wprowadzenie do informatyki kwantowej", Paweł Gora & Oskar Słowik (14.04.2022)

Episode XL: "Unconstrained Binary Models of the Travelling Salesman Problem Variants for Quantum Optimization”, ‪Özlem Salehi (25.04.2022)

Episode XLI: "Building Hybrid Applications with D-Wave", Victoria Goliber (9.05.2022)

Episode XLII: "Simultaneous resources reduction for quantum optimization", Adam Glos (30.05.2022)

Episode XLIII: "Efficient learning and benchmarking of readout noise cross-talk models in near-term quantum devices", Jan Tuziemski & Filip Maciejewski (4.07.2022)

Episode XLIV: "Introduction to quantum computing and ecosystem of quantum technologies in Poland", Paweł Gora (20.10.2022)

Episode XLV: "An introduction to Qiskit", Przemysław Michałowski (17.11.2022)

Episode XLVI: "Kernels, tensors, matrices and reservoirs — the wild world of (Quantum) Machine Learning", Piotr Gawron (15.12.2022)


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