Quantum physics and science with open-source software: QuTiP, the Quantum Toolbox in Python
- June 13 at 10:00 - 11:30, 2019
- Dr. Nathan Shammah (Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research)
- Nishina Hall
I will address the rise of open source software based on the Python language ecosystem in quantum physics research, in particular with relevance to quantum technology and quantum computing. I will introduce the Quantum Toolbox in Python, QuTiP, a very popular software in the quantum tech community, whose core development has revolved around Prof. F. Nori’s group at RIKEN since 2011. QuTiP is open-source software for simulating the dynamics of closed and open quantum systems, and is used for quantum information science and cavity quantum electrodynamics studies. The QuTiP ecosystem has grown considerably in the past years, with many quantum tech libraries using its functionalities, similarly to what has happened for AstroPy in the astrophysics community.
Following the seminar, an interactive session will illustrate some features of this software package library. I will also show, drawing from recent research examples, how everyone can build its own library. Only a laptop with wifi working is required to join the hands-on session.