- R. P. Feynman, Nobel Laureate of Physics
The quantum world is full of magic: particles can be in two different states at the same time, they influence each other instantaneously even when they are light years apart. The fascination for quantum physics lies in its magic and in its potential. Quantum mechanics imposes fundamental limits on the precision with which we can measure values of physical quantities.
A world which is so vastly different from the one we experience in our daily lives offers functionalities which go far beyond those offered by classical physics. One such functionality is fully safe communication, another is the quantum computer. The limitations manifest themselves in detectors: here a challenge is to reach the uncertainty limit imposed by quantum mechanics.
There is a vibrant community of scientists and engineers at TU Delft working on quantum technologies, who will help you to unravel the magical world of quantum physics.
Auxiliary fields such as mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering are covered, always with an eye to their application within quantum science and information. In a group project at the end of the minor you will work on applications in quantum technology, concerning software or hardware.
Participation in the QSQI minor is open to students from BSc programmes of (Applied) Physics, Electrical Engineering, (Applied) Mathematics, and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology and other universities.
This requires your full commitment. It should be completed within one academic year.
This minor is challenging and is only intended for students with a strong background in calculus and linear algebra. We strongly advise against taking it if your average mark for the calculus and algebra courses in your programme is not well above 7.
(Applied) Physics students must have completed the regular second year quantum mechanics courses.
The goal of the minor is to familiarize students with developments in the field of quantum science, quantum technology and quantum devices, and with practical applications arising from research in this multidisciplinary field. This implies a broadening of the knowledge of the students, combined with research experience in this modern field.
After successful completion of the minor:
The minor consists of an integrated set of course modules combined with a final project, in which students work in small groups on the design, hardware and/or software components of a quantum device to apply their newly attained skills.
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Maximum participants: 40
Criteria: we strongly advise against taking it if your average mark for the calculus and algebra courses in your programme is not well above 7.
|TN3105||Mathematics for Quantum Physics||2 ECTS|
|TN3115||Electromagnetism for Quantum Technology||3 ECTS|
|TN3125||Information and Computation||4 ECTS||BSc Physics|
|TN3135||Quantum Physics||4 ECTS||all other BSc|
|TN3145||Quantum Communication and Computation||4 ECTS|
|TN3155||Quantum Sensing and Measurement||3 ECTS|
|TN3175||Quantum Engineering Group Project||6 ECTS|
If you have any questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact the minor coordinator.
Minor Coordinator : Arno Haket – Minor-QSQI-TNW@tudelft.nl
Programme Director : Jos Thijssen – Minor-QSQI-TNW@tudelft.nl
QuTech Academy : Menno Veldhorst – Minor-QSQI-TNW@tudelft.nl
International exchange students: please contact the international office of the faculty of Applied Sciences for additional information: InternationalOffice-TNW@tudelft.nl