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Are you an ambitious student with the desire to make a contribution to this exciting field of science? Join us in creating the quantum future, together with world-leading scientists working in state-of-the-art facilities.

QuTech Academy offers master courses at TU Delft for students with a background in Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics and Embedded Systems.

The QuTech Academy programme starts in September with four courses, the first one in the series being ‘Fundamentals of Quantum Information’. Besides the four QuTech quantum courses, you will take a number of classes in applied physics, electrical engineering and computer science to give you a broad basis. In addition, there is also a course on a special topic in quantum technology.

Fundamentals of Quantum Information
by Leo DiCarlo and David Elkouss

In this class, we will teach you the fundamentals of qubits, quantum gates and measurements. You will also learn about quantum entanglement, as well as quantum teleportation. You will learn how properties of quantum information can be applied to construct some of the most well-known quantum algorithms, and the basics of quantum error correction.
Course code AP3421 + AP3421-PR

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Quantum Communication and Cryptography
by Stephanie Wehner

Having learned the fundamentals, you will now discover how quantum communication can be used to solve cryptographic problems. We will explain some of the most well-known quantum cryptographic protocols, such as quantum key distribution. We will also teach you general quantum cryptographic techniques that can be used to design and analyse quantum protocols at large.
Course code CS4090

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Quantum Hardware
by Lieven Vandersypen, 
Ronald Hanson and Barbara Terhal

This class will delve into how qubits and quantum operations can actually be realised in real quantum hardware. You will learn to understand and appreciate the key challenges in realising quantum hardware and technology. We will give you an overview of the state of the art, explain the most promising approaches to realising quantum hardware, and critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. You will also get insight into the conceptual similarities and differences between the various technologies.
Course code AP3292

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Electronics for Quantum Computation
by Carmen G. Almudever and Fabio Sebastiano 

To make a quantum computer and quantum internet work, we also need classical hardware and software to control and instruct the quantum device. In this class, you will learn about the relevant concepts while practising to interface a quantum computer.
Course code EE4575

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Special Topics in Quantum Technology
by Barbara Terhal

The Course Special Topics in Quantum Technology will be taught each year in Q4 and the focus and the teacher can be different each year. The course is intended for (advanced) MSc students, or (beginning) PhD students with a research interest in the topic. In the academic year 2019-2020 the topic of the course will be Quantum Error Correction.

The course will discuss quantum error correction and its practical and numerical implementation. We will review the formalism of stabiliser codes and the fault-tolerant implementation of quantum gates. We will illustrate concept with various codes, i.e. the 4-qubit code (and concatenations thereof), the Steane code, the surface code and the color codes. We will discuss error models and leakage and the inference problem and methods of decoding, including machine learning methods.
Course code AP3662

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