Last updated Thu Feb 09 09:00
The class times have been decided!
- Wed 18:15-19:45
- Fri 16:15-17:45
- Room: Paabel 219
First class meeting is on Friday, Feb 10.
The course is now on OIS
You can register.
The description here is authoritative (not the one on OIS).
According to the journal Nature, 2017 "could" be the year that quantum computers become real. Or maybe, 2018. Definitely, giving the amount of money both Google and Microsoft spend on quantum computing stuff -- we can't ignore it any longer.
So, the Algorithms & Theory group is offering this reading course.
It will be a slow, in-depth, brain-reorganizing introduction to quantum computation and information for those of us who have only a vague idea of what a qubit is.
We think it's time we went practical on quantum computing. In the course, we will learn to use the "state-of-the-art" quantum programming software:
- IBM's Quantum Composer
- Quantum annealing (DWave's Qbsolv; maybe Qmasm (Los Alamos))
Every week, there will be one theory session and one practical session.
This is a course for students who are very comfortable with mathematics.
We will work through an exercise book on quantum computing. There will be no lectures only group discussions. There also will not be any real homework, just reading tasks. (Of course, quantum will revolutionize your thinking, which counts as a homework.)
- IBM's quantum experience
- Problems and Solutions in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information W.-H. Steeb and Y. Hardy (Updated text: http://issc.uj.ac.za/downloads/problems/QCProblems.pdf)
- Quantum Computer Science: An Introduction N.D. Mermin
- Quantum Machine Learning P. Wittek (the book is bad, but there is currently no other book discussing this subject)
- Lecturer: Dirk Oliver Theis
- ECTS: 6
- Module: Information Security and Theoretical Computer Science
- Meeting times: Will be decided by the participants (Doodle) during the first week.
- I will get in touch for the Doodle in the first week of term.