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The Wisconsin Quantum Computing Club (WQCC) is the home to a community of interdisciplinary students interested in quantum computing at UW-Madison. Our community invites all curious minds! No prior experience in quantum is required! Join us in engaging discussions, insightful projects, and enlightening talks by experts from academia and industry. Together, we’ll uncover the intricacies of quantum computing and examine pathways into a career in this exciting field. Fuel your passion, expand your horizons, and forge connections with fellow quantum enthusiasts at the WQCC!

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Spring 2024 Schedule

Date Event
Thursday 1/25/24 Semiconductor qubits on the move: low power and high-fidelity quantum gates
Wednesday 1/31/24 Kickoff Meeting
Thursday 2/15/24 Applying for Summer 2025 Internships & The Graduate School Pathway (Finance, Pharma, Chem)
Thursday 2/22/24 Exploring many-body problems with arrays of individual atoms
Thursday 3/7/24 Introduction to Linear Algebra for Quantum Computing AND Quantum Error Correction
Tuesday 3/12/24 Electron and hole Lande g-factors in semiconductors – a historical view
Tuesday 3/14/24 *Enrollment
Thursday 4/4/24 Quantum Hardware
Thursday 4/11/24 *Quantum Hardware Talk (Professor TBD)
Thursday 4/25/24 *TBD


Events marked with a * are not finalized. Please contact us on discord for more details.

Past Events

Sep 14, 7:00-8:00pm – WQCC Fall 2023 Kickoff Event!
CS Building Room 1221

Sep 21, 3:30-5:00pm – Quantum Talks by Quantum Experts: Lincoln Carr
Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum Room

Sep 28, 7:00-8:00pm – Building your career in Quantum Computing: experience, resume, internships, and networking
CS Building Room 1221

Oct 5, 7:00-8:00pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Kickoff: Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Information
Chamberlin Hall Room 2241

Oct 10, 6:30-8:00pm – Quantum Literature Review: Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond
CS Building Room 4310

Oct 11, 3:30-5:00pm – Quantum Talks by Quantum Experts: Eugene Simon Polzik
Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum Room

Oct 16, 2:00-3:00pm – Quantum Talks by Quantum Experts: Paul Bergold
Chemistry Building Room 8335

Oct 18, 6:30-8:00pm – Advanced Topics in Quantum Computing: Adiabatic Evolution and Variational Quantum Eigensolver
Chamberlin Hall Room 2120

Oct 19, 7:00-8:00pm – Qiskit Fall Fest: Introduction to Qiskit
Chamberlin Hall Room 2241

Oct 21 – Qiskit Fall Fest: Quantum Hackathon Kickoff! (12:00pm-1:00pm Kickoff, 1:00-4:00pm work time)
Education Building Room L196

Oct 23, 11:59pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Quantum Hackathon Submission Deadline!

Oct 24, 11:59pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Challenge Notebook Submission Deadline!

Oct 26, 6:45-8:00pm – Qiskit Fall Fest Finale + Hackathon Winners & Prizes
Chamberlin Hall Room 2241

Nov 9, 7:00-8:00pm – Enrollment for Quantum Computing: picking the best classes for your career
Chamberlin Hall Room 2104

Nov 16, 3:30-5:00pm – Quantum Talks by Quantum Experts: David D. Awschalom
Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum Room

Nov 30, 7:00-8:00pm – Intro to Quantum Hardware
Computer Sciences Room 1240

Dec 14, 3:30-5:00pm – Quantum Talks by Quantum Experts: John Nichol
Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum Room

*Schedule is subject to change! Make sure to check Discord or an email from the WQCC about event updates, location, and time.