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.
Quantum computers & quantum internet: 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.
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.
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.
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.