Blog 9 May - Wicher

Wicher in Studytrip Scandinavia 2023 2023-05-10 06:36

Today we got up early at 7 o'clock, after a night without to much sleep. We stayed up late because we were trying to see the northern lights, unfortunately without success.

In the morning we visited the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT) where we met Johan Veiga Benesch. He gave an overview of the progress of research of Quantum Technology. He also gave different uses for the technology like communication, sensors and mainly computers. After that Mats Granath gave a talk, also about quantum computers but this time about quantum error correction and repetition code.

Lastly we got a look at the cryostats where the quantum computers are actually located.

This was the only free afternoon in Gothenburg so we had a lot to see. We first went to a park to get some ice cream because of the nice weather. Near that park were the botenical garden which we visited next and after that we went to one of the biggest sailing ships in Scandinavia.

Others used the afternoon to take a boat to different islands (and delivered some packages).

In the evening some of us went to the Swedish fastfood chain max and discovered that it was actually pretty good.

Then we packed our bags and went to bed early to prepare for our trip tomorrow.