Hackathon “Quantum Computational Science and Engineering”

  Quantum Hackathon 24th of November 2023 until 26th of November 2023

Are you excited about emerging computing technologies in the field of computational science and engineering? Do you want to get hands-on experience in cutting edge quantum technologies for modeling and simulation? If so, then we invite you to participate in our Hackathon on “Quantum Computational Science in Engineering”!

As a group of experts in computational mechanics from TU Delft, RWTH Aachen University, and Forschungszentrum Jülich, we organize the Hackathon from November 24-26. We are enthusiastic to bridge together with you the gap between quantum computing and computational engineering, and provide a common basis for discussion on the use of quantum computing to solve real-world problems. We bring together experts and Ph.D. students with backgrounds in computational engineering and/or quantum algorithms to explore potential applications of quantum computers for solving engineering problems. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures, hands-on workshops, and group discussions focused on exploring novel quantum technologies for computational engineering applications. The Hackathon is supported by the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) ,i.e., the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science, RWTH’s Profile Area Modeling and Simulation Sciences, IRTG-2379, HDS-LEE, and the European Center of Excellence in Exascale Computing RAISE, led by Forschungszentrum Jülich. RWTH and Forschungszentrum Jülich combine outstanding interdisciplinary research in applied computing with access to a world-class computing infrastructure and facilitate hands-on sessions in the Hackathon on the quantum annealer JUPSI at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The access to JUPSI is supported and sponsored by the Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ). Use-Cases are provided by the organizers and industrial partners. You can find a preliminary program below.

The hackathon is free of charge, but limited to 20 participants. So if you're as passionate as we are about exploring this new area of research, sign up until November 20 using the link: https://events.hifis.net/event/1084/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at qcse@cats.rwth-aachen.de.


Dr.-Ing. Norbert Hosters (RWTH Aachen University)
Prof. Julia Kowalski (RWTH Aachen University)
Prof. Matthias Möller (TU Delft)
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lintermann (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Dr. Rakesh Sarma (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Preliminary program

8:30 Registration
9:00 Opening & Keynotes (CES & QC)
10:00 Basic Introduction to Quantum Computing (Basics & SoA QC for Solving PDEs)
11:00 Invited Speakers: Example applications of QA
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Quantum Annealing (Theory)
14:30 Quantum Annealing (Demo incl. example exercise)
15:30 Quantum Annealing (Exercise)
17:00 Possible panel discussion
18:00 Closing / Dinner

Saturday/Sunday: Hackathon on provided use-cases.

  Quantum Hackathon 24th of November 2023 until 26th of November 2023