Welcome to an interdisciplinary, introductory course in Quantum Computing!
- The course will be offered in Spring 2023, 3.45-5.00pm
- To register:
- First fill out this Google form
- We will send out emails after permission is given. This
could take a week after registration opens.
- Course number for undergrads: CS-3907, Section 88.
- Course number for grads: CS-6907, Section 84.
- The course website (this one) will be developed as the course
- The course is open to interested undergrads and grads from
computer science, engineering, mathematical and physical sciences,
and anyone else with the background and curiosity.
- The most important prerequisites for the course are:
Note: there will be no programming required in the course,
although optional programming projects may be included.
- A full (undergraduate) course in linear algebra, equivalent to
Math-2184, or Math-2185, or CS-4342.
- Willingness and interest in working through mathematical formalism and
- What can you expect in terms of coursework?
Since this is an elective course with conceptually challenging
material, the overall workload will be less
than that of a typical required computer science course.
- Homework problems
- A final exam
- Grad students will have additional work and will be separately graded.
- Finally, let's ask: why should anyone be interested in quantum
- Global investment in quantum computing is expected to
to grow to $10B/year in 2024
including $1B/year from the U.S. government's
National Quantum Initiative.
- Quantum computing involves a radically different type of
hardware and thinking, building on quantum mechanics (which
is itself quite different from Newtonian physics).
- See what others say:
- Some questions the course will address:
- How does quantum computing work, and how exactly does it
exploit the strange quantum properties of matter?
- How does quantum computing break conventional cryptography,
and why is a quantum network far more secure?
- What is meant by quantum teleportation and entanglement?
- What did Einstein get wrong? (The EPR paradox and its resolution).