Quantum computing, leveraging quantum mechanics to make particular computational algorithms faster, is a rapidly growing field. In the past year there has been a growing demand to educate the next generation "quantum workforce." This course is intended as an elementary introduction to the field of quantum computing. Just enough quantum mechanics and mathematics will be introduced to lay a conceptual framework and provide a sophisticated understanding of what the promise, and the hype, quantum computers may provide. Different quantum circuit simulators will be utilized to construct the core quantum algorithms and to run simple problems on an actual quantum computer.
Quantum ComputingPhysical and Earth Science
Scheduled Class Time*
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (PDT)
*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.
Students should be familiar with the basics of vectors and trigonometry. Knowledge of probability, complex numbers, and matrices is useful but not required. Required mathematics will be introduced in the course.