Qiskit Global Summer School 2023:
Theory To Implementation

The Qiskit Global Summer School 2023 is a two-week intensive summer program designed to empower the quantum researchers and developers of tomorrow with the know-how to explore the world of quantum computing, as well as refresh and sharpen the industry professional's skills. This fourth-annual summer school will focus foundationally on quantum computing by taking a back-to-basics approach, with a look at making the transition from theory to implementation.

Please follow Qiskit Twitter for updates and read the announcement blog for more details. For any questions, please check out our FAQ below!

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Frequently asked questions

Minimal prerequisites are required for the Qiskit Global Summer School. To follow most of the course, you will need to understand the basics of linear algebra, including vectors and matrices and how to work with them, as well as notions such as linear independence, bases, and dimension. You will also need to know how complex numbers work and be comfortable with some basic mathematical concepts, such as sets and functions. Visit the Basics of Quantum Information course page to find these foundational concepts explained.

To make the most out of the lectures, you may also consider looking through the linear algebra prerequisites section of the Qiskit Textbook and brushing up on Python programming.

There is no application or pre-registration for the Qiskit Global Summer School 2023. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis, with scheduled global availability. Once the Summer School registration reaches capacity, unfortunately we will not be able to register any additional students.

The summer school is made up of a total of 12 lectures, 6 lab sessions & application exercises, in addition to the daily Live Q&A Sessions and the closing panel. Participation and completion of all labs and lectures are required in order to receive a certificate of completion from the Summer School, with the optional Q&A Sessions and closing activities to enhance your Summer School experience. The schedule is not fixed, aside from final lab submission deadlines, and all students can participate on the schedule that works best for them. Students should anticipate a minimum time commitment of 30 hours for the full Summer School, but we recommend planning on 41 hours of participation, with additional time for discussion and collaboration with other students.

The 2023 Summer School will focus on foundation quantum computing concepts with a specific look at making the transition from theory to implementation. Although the focus is foundational, the labs are still meant to refresh and challenge, so be sure to enroll and test your skills if interested.

Lectures, labs, and the live Q&A sessions will all be recorded and available for live participation and post viewing.

Nope! Everything can be done in-browser.

There is no cost to participate in the summer school!

You will need a computer with a reliable internet connection and either a mobile device or webcam/microphone on your computer to communicate with mentors and other students. You will need to be able to view seminars and connect virtually. Other than that, you just need to bring yourself.

The age limit for Qiskit Global Summer School 2023 is 14. If you are under the age limit, but still want to be part of the community, please check out other ways you can get connected, and other events that may be available in your area.

Explore IBM Quantum’s Educators Program online here , or email [email protected] to connect with the latest coursework and classroom resources for educators and students alike.

There are several ways you can connect with the IBM Quantum Community. Depending on your preference, you can follow Qiskit and IBM Research on Twitter for the latest updates on new events, activities, and features on what is going on with the community. There is also a community GitHub that you can explore and contribute to, and you can read regular blog posts from our team and community members on Medium . You can also subscribe to the Qiskit YouTube for the latest video content and our weekly live Seminar Series.

If you want to collaborate and connect with other members of the community, and participate in some of the ongoing conversations about quantum computing, you will want to check out our ever-growing Slack Community . From there you can connect with current and past interns, IBM researchers, Qiskit advocates, and fellow community members directly.

All of our announced upcoming events are listed on qiskit.org , which is continually updated as we roll out more events throughout the year. You can also follow Qiskit on Twitter for the latest announcements on new and upcoming events!


Let us know if you have any questions!

If your questions aren't answered by the FAQ below or our blog post, please use this form to submit your enquiries direct to the team.

Learn about and install Qiskit

Prepare for the Summer School by reviewing the documentation and installing Qiskit.

Qiskit Medium

This blog provides a nice overview of Qiskit and its direction as we explore what applications can be done on today's quantum devices.

Code of conduct

Qiskit is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and safe experience for all participants. We have a code of conduct that all events adhere to.