Are you interested in learning more about the quantum computer and the quantum internet? As QuTech Academy, we offer Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) on edX.org and have started our own platform, The School of Quantum. The goal of this online learning platform is to bundle and spread knowledge about quantum mechanics from universities or institutes from all over the world, providing a single place for all your questions.
Scroll down to watch some of our videos (also available on YouTube) and dive into the world of quantum mechanics.
NITROGEN VACANCY CENTRES IN DIAMOND
Sophie Hermans – MSc student at QuTech – explaining her Master’s Thesis on nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond. “I don’t know yet what the implications of a quantum internet will be, but I think it will be the invention of the 21st century.”
ENVISION A WORLD WITH QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES
Quantum internet & quantum computers: how will 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.
MAKING A PRACTICAL QUANTUM COMPUTER
Quantum 101: Quantum Computing and Quantum Internet
In this 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 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.
Professor 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.
Guanzhong Wang – MSc student at QuTech – explaining his Master’s Thesis on Majorana signatures. “The next few years is really going to be an exiting time in our field. And I really want to be there when we eventually have a topological qubit.”
TOPOLOGY IN CONDENSED MATTER
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.