NITheCS Post Doc vacancy at UKZN

The University of KwaZulu-Natal node of the South African National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS) has a postdoctoral vacancy in the fields of Quantum Information Processing and Communication. Specifically, we are looking for candidates with experience in the application of quantum computing algorithms to the simulation of chemical reactions. See full details for

Professor Francesco Petruccione 60th birthday.

Today we acknowledge a very special occasion: Professor Francesco Petruccione, NITheCS’ interim Director celebrates his 60th birthday. In the past 60 years Francesco has proved to be a man of many talents. Born in Italy, he spent his formative years as a researcher in Freiburg, Germany. Following his habilitation in 1994 he took up a

Quantum Techniques in Machine Learning 2021 – ​November 9-12 2021, Virtual Conference

Quantum Techniques in Machine Learning (QTML) is an annual international conference focusing on the interdisciplinary field of quantum technology and machine learning. The goal of the conference is to gather leading academic researchers and industry players to interact through a series of scientific talks focused on the interplay between machine learning and quantum physics. ​QTML was

Physics Lecturer Selected for Future Professors Programme

  Dr Yaseera Ismail, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) and a member of the Centre for Quantum Technology, has been selected for the second cohort of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) Future Professors Programme (FPP), an initiative aimed at accelerating the development of senior researchers at

Google PhD Fellowship for Quantum Researcher – a First for Africa

  A PhD candidate in the Centre for Quantum Technology at UKZN, Ms Amira Abbas, is the first student from a university in Africa to receive a PhD Fellowship from Google in the category of quantum computing. Google awards Fellowships in several categories, including algorithms, optimisations and markets; computational neuroscience; human computer interaction; machine learning;

NITheP Mini-School on Quantum Computing by Dr Daniel Park

NITheP Mini-School on Quantum Computing Dr Daniel Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) Introduction to the theory of quantum computing: Week 1: Tuesday, 7 July 2020- Introduction & Background Week 2:Tuesday, 14 July 2020- Quantum Circuit Week 3: Tuesday, 21 July 2020- Quantum Algorithms Week 4: Tuesday, 28 July 2020- Quantum Error Correction

Scholarships available at Honours, Masters and PhD level

The NRF call for postgraduate scholarships for 2021 has been published on the NRF website.  In order to apply for scholarships linked to the SARCHI Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication (new applications) please follow the instructions indicated on the website. There are scholarships available at Honours, Masters and PhD level. Please mention the

UKZN Student Featured in Business Technology Magazine

PhD candidate in the Centre for Quantum Technology at UKZN, Ms Amira Abbas has been featured in ITWeb’s Brainstorm magazine discussing the role of quantum computing in financial applications. Abbas is currently exploring quantum neural networks and finance applications at IBM’s quantum computing research lab in Switzerland as part of her PhD research into new