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Do you want to learn more about quantum computers and quantum Internet? QuTech Academy offers four specialised courses on the edX platform and is planning to make new programmes for students of all levels.

QuTech Academy courses on edX.org include:

  • Quantum internet & quantum computers: how will they change the world? – an introduction to the various potential applications of a quantum computer and a quantum internet.
  • Building blocks of a quantum computer – part 1: what does a quantum computer look like, what components will it have and how does a quantum computer operate? Part 1 focusses on the layers of the qubit.
  • Building blocks of a quantum computer – part 2: as a continuation of part 1, part 2 will explain the other layers of a quantum computer, ranging from the electronics, to hardware, software and algorithms needed to operate a quantum computer.
  • Quantum Cryptography: this course dives deeper into the quantum protocols and how this will lead to secure communication.

Scroll down for more information about these courses. All videos are also available on YouTube or have a look at the Quantum Library as starting point.

Quantum Library: quantum principles explained

The Quantum Library contains videos of commonly used definitions in quantum, such as entanglement, superposition and teleportation.

Available on YouTube

Envision a world with quantum technologies

Quantum internet & quantum computers: how can they change the world?

Discover quantum computers and the quantum internet. Learn the principles and promises behind these developments and how they will impact our future. 

Available on EdX

Making a practical quantum computer

Building Blocks of a Quantum Computer 

In a series of two MOOCs, we will take you through all layers of a quantum computer and a quantum internet. No less than 18 of QuTech’s top researchers  will teach you the working principles of qubits and, at the same time, the working principles of a computer made of these qubits. The first course will provide you with the scientific basis by explaining the qubits. In the up second MOOC, we will introduce the other layers needed to build a quantum computer and a quantum internet, such as the micro-architecture, compilers, quantum error correction and quantum algorithms.

Part 1 – available on EdX

Part 2 – available on EdX

Quantum Crypto- graphy

Stephanie Wehner, together with Thomas Vidick, Assistant Professor, Computing and Mathematical Sciences of the California Institute of Technology, created this interdisciplinary course as an introduction to the exciting field of quantum cryptography. The course answers the question “How can you tell a secret when everyone is able to listen in?”.

Participants of the course learn how to use quantum effects, such as quantum entanglement and uncertainty, to implement cryptographic tasks with levels of security that are impossible to achieve classically.

Available on EdX

Topology in Condensed Matter

Anton Akhmerov created, in collaboration with Maryland University, a course that offers a simple and hands-on overview of topological insulators, Majoranas and other topological phenomena.

Available on EdX