To foster the exchange of information, EQSI will organise a monthly series of online talks on quantum software. The talks will alternate between higher-level overview talks by distinguished scientists (EQSI Colloquium) and presentations of specific recent results (EQSI Seminar). Typically, the talks will take place in the 3rd week of the month, starting at 5pm CET, so that audiences from both Europe and North America are able to watch the talks live.

Recordings of the EQSI Colloquium talks will be available on the EQSI Youtube channel.

Talk schedule


Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 5pm CET (EQSI Seminar), Libor Caha - A colossal advantage: 3D-local noisy shallow quantum circuits defeat unbounded fan-in classical circuits Learn more
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 5pm CET (EQSI Colloquium), Bob Coecke - From Quantum in Pictures to Quantum Advantage for Interpretable AI Learn more
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 5pm CET (EQSI Seminar), Alexander Belov - Taming Quantum Time Complexity Learn more


Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5pm CET (EQSI Colloquium): Ashley Montanaro (Phasecraft and University of Bristol), Near-term quantum algorithms for optimization (Watch on Youtube).
Monday, April 17, 2023, 5pm CET (EQSI Seminar): Freek Witteveen (University of Copenhagen), The minimal canonical form of a tensor network
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 5pm CET (EQSI Colloquium): Andrew Childs (University of Maryland), Quantum divide and conquer Learn more
Monday, June 19, 2023, 5pm CET (EQSI Seminar): Simon Apers (CNRS), Elfs, trees and quantum walks Learn more
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 5pm CET (EQSI Seminar), Subhashree Patro (CWI, Amsterdam), Improved quantum query upper bounds based on classical decision trees