30 bachelor and master students from Germany and France have recently stopped at Saarland University in Saarbrücken as part of their summer school "Quantum Future Academy 2019". The young talents from natural and engineering sciences were selected by the national research ministries of Germany and France to get in touch with renowned institutions and researchers over the course of a week. From 24 to 31 August 2019, the participants visited well-known companies and institutes of the industry in Germany and France, talked to leading scientists and got an overview of the diverse potential of quantum technologies.
On 28 August 2019 the group was welcomed by quantum physicist and OpenSuperQ coordinator Frank Wilhelm-Mauch at Saarland University.
During their stay in Saarbrücken, the group was guided through the laboratories of quantum physics, learned how a quantum computer is programmed and how such a computer can create difficult simulations at lightning speed compared to today's computers.
In addition, renowned experts in the field haven given insights into their work, including Adrian Messmer from OpenSuperQ partner Zurich Instruments as well as representatives from IBM Research and JoS Quantum, who are OpenSuperQ science and user board members.
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