Quantum Computing Projects
Students perform (applied) research related to quantum computing under the guidance of a supervisor. This course is not for mere software development projects; choose MTAT.03.237 Practical Training in Informatics instead.
The learning goals are:
- To perform (applied) research
- To work and interact with the supervisor and other researchers and members of the team.
- To work independently (under the guidance of a supervisor) to fulfill an open project.
To take the pressure off, note that "perform research" is not necessarily the same as "obtain results" 😅.
The starting point is the Quantum Seminar (LTAT.04.004, 3 ECTS). Take both courses at the same time. The typical process is that you read a research paper for the Quantum Seminar (and give a presentation about it there), and implement a method described in that paper for the project course. The hope is that the student contributes by improving the method from the paper, or by working out solutions for obstacles in its practical implementation, or by adding to the theoretical understanding behind it.
All projects target challenges in realizing practical quantum computing within the current decade. (In other words, there are no "pure theory" research projects).
- Take LTAT.04.004 Quantum Seminar in parallel.
- Take LTAT.04.008 Quantum Algorithms (aka "Qualms") in parallel.
There's no point taking this course unless you want to specialize in quantum computing in your master's.