Qiskit Summer School

Mon Dec 2, 08:00 - Wed Dec 11, 17:00
Wits Science Stadium


The Quantum Computing Summer School for 2019 is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, in collaboration with IBM, the JCSE, WIDS, and ARUA, to bring students, researchers, and businesses together to learn how quantum computing can accelerate and empower the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa.

The aim of the Summer School is in line with the larger goal of Quantum Computing at Wits: to make Africa quantum ready. Attendees will learn how the IBM Q computers operate on a hardware level as well as how to write a program that can exploit the exponential power of quantum mechanics.

The Summer School is being hosted at the University of the Witwatersrand Science Stadium on Main Campus West, Braamfontein, South Africa. The school will run from 2 December - 10 December, 2019. Accommodation in a University residence is available at R50/night for delegates from outside of Johannesburg/Pretoria. Check-in Sunday 1st December. Check-out Wednesday 11 December.


  • Registration closes on 22 November, 2019
  • Residence room bookings close on 15 November, 2019


  1. Please arrange to bring a laptop to the Summer School. While this is strongly recommended, arrangements have been made to allow delegates to use desktop computers if necessary.
  2. Spaces are limited to BOOK EARLY.
  3. If you cannot afford the ticket prices, you may apply for a bursary through the following here: https://forms.gle/X4ZeeQmnXGMiVdYT6

For more information regarding the summer school, visit https://www.wits.ac.za/quantum-computing/summer-school/.

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Qiskit Summer School
Wits Science Stadium
Wits Science Stadium, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, 2000
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