### 2021-04-23, 13:30–14:00, Track 1

Although there have been some significant advancements in software technologies, there are still many problems which classical computing cannot solve. Quantum Computing has the potential to solve such problems and provide high-performance computing capabilities. This talk focuses on introducing the basic concepts of **Quantum Computing using Qiskit**.

**High Peformance Computing using Quantum Computing** is the future and the **GIS community** should start learning about its concepts and implementation techniques in order to leverage Quantum Computing for solving complex spatial problems. This talk focuses on introducing the basic concepts of **Quantum Computing using Qiskit**.

**Qiskit** is a popular open-source, feature-rich, and modular **Quantum Computing Python SDK** by **IBM**. It enables working with Quantum Computers at the level of circuits, algorithms, and application modules.

**The following topics will be covered during the talk:**

- Basics of **Quantum Computation**

- **Qubits** and the **Quantum States**

- Working with **Multiple Qubits**

- **Qiskit** and **Qubit Gates** - Hands-on mode

- Building small **Quantum Circuits**

- Where to go from here - a **roadmap** for working with **Quantum Algorithms**

- **Applications** for the **GIS community (Spatial Algorithms and more)**

**Pre-requisites:**

- Basics of Linear Algebra

- Working knowledge of Python

- Basics of Quantum Physics (good to have; the session will cover some basics)

**Talk Level:** Intermediate