Meeting 2019/06/29


29th of June, 2019, starting at around 14:00.


The Alexander Bar have agreed to host us again.


Simon Cross will talk about "Performing Quantum Measurements in QuTiP".


Would you like to create (virtual) qubits and perform measurements on them using Python? Perhaps even explore entanglement and quantum teleportation? If so, this tutorial is for you!

No previous quantum mechanics experience required. It will be helpful to be comfortable with Python and only a little scared of matrix multiplication.

Detailed description

The goal of the talk is for everyone to:

  • Understand what a qubit is
  • Be able to create a 1-qubit state
  • Be able to measure a 1-qubit state
  • Be able to create a 2-qubit state
  • Be able to create an entangled 2-qubit state
  • Be able to measure part of an entangled state
  • Be able to teleport part a qubit using an entangled state

To each of these please add "in Python with QuTiP" and "with a good understanding of what they're doing".

The target audience is people who are:

  • interested in quantum mechanics but are not experts
  • comfortable with Python basics
  • only a little scared of matrix multiplication (have learnt it at some point, even if they don't remember it well now)

QuTiP and Python are pretty good at doing lots of matrix multiplication, so don't worry to much if you don't quite meet the last requirement! ;)


  • 1.5 hours

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on the 17th of August, 2019

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