doing quantum computing with schoolkids
2019-12-29, 12:10–12:15, Borg

I will explain what it takes to teach schoolkids how to programm a quantum annealer and to solve optimization problems with this cool machine.


My students Jakov (15), Paul (16) and Jonathan (17) won the first price at Jugend forscht 2019 (Bayern), by solving the n-queens problem with a quantum annealer. As the teacher of the three boys I will explain what it took to teach them how to use a D-Wave quantum annealer, how much knowledge of quantum physics was necessary and what the pupils had to know about formulating a mathematical puzzle as a quadratic unconstrained binary optimization (QUBO) problem.