PhD/MSc courses

In collaboration with RWTH Aachen and TU Chalmers, QuTech offers a number of shared online courses. PhD candidates in Delft can take these courses to fulfil their graduate school requirements. Second-Year MSc students in Applied Physics at Delft can consider taking these advanced courses as an extracurricular course in their MSc or as part of an approved honours program. For the summer semester 2022, we offer the following courses.

For attending the courses below, TU Delft students should directly write to the respective professors, with Cc to Anand Sharma <sharma@physik.rwth-aachen.de> and Dr. Paramita Dey <paramita@physik.rwth-aachen.de>. The Coupon for Partners will be issued to the TU Delft students through which the students can access the teaching and learning platform, RWTHmoodle for obtaining all the course materials.

Quantum Information
by Prof. Markus Müller and Prof. Maarten Wegewijs (RWTH Aachen)

This course provides an introduction to the field of Quantum Information and Quantum Computation. A tentative list of topics is:
– States, evolution, and measurement
– Quantum entanglement.
– Quantum channels.
– Quantum cryptography.
– Quantum computation and quantum algorithms.
– Quantum error correction.
– Implementations of quantum information processing.

It will be a 10 ECTS course for RWTH Physics students. Lectures will be held every Monday and Tuesday from 12:30 – 14:00 and the exercises will be held every Wednesday from 12:30 – 14:00. Further details including the previous knowledge expected, learning outcomes, etc., can be obtained on the course webpage or by directly writing to Prof. Markus Müller <m.mueller@physik.rwth-aachen.de> and Prof. Maarten Wegewijs <m.r.wegewijs@fz-juelich.de>.

Spin Qubits
by Prof. Hendrik Bluhm and Dr. Lars Schreiber

Quantum computing is one of the four pillars of the rapidly growing field of Quantum Technology. In order to gain in-depth knowledge of the current state of the art of one of the building blocks of a quantum computer, this course will cover the following topics:

  • Devices (Two-dimensional electron gas, etc…)
  • Coulomb blockade and charge transport (Single and double quantum dot devices, etc…)
  • Spin qubits in quantum dots (Exchange interaction, etc…)
  • Modelling and simulation (Finite element simulation, etc…)
  • Scaling concepts (Qubit arrays, etc…)

It will be a 5 ECTS course for RWTH Physics students. Lectures will be held every Tuesday from 14:30 – 16:00 and the exercises will be held on alternate Thursdays from 14:30 – 16:00. Further details including the previous knowledge expected, learning outcomes, etc. can be obtained on the course webpage or by directly writing to Prof. Hendrik Bluhm <m.r.wegewijs@fz-juelich.de> and <lars.schreiber@physik.rwth-aachen.de> Dr. Lars Schreiber.

Advanced Quantum Electronics
by PD Dr. Mikhail Pletyukhov

Quantum dots and superconducting junctions are basic elements of circuits for quantum electronics and quantum-information processing. This course provides an overview of key approaches for their theoretical description. It includes the following topics: quantization of electric circuits (charge and phase collective variables, reactive elements, fluctuations, noise); dissipation by environment (dissipative elements, open quantum systems, Caldeira-Leggett model, master equations); quantum field theory of transmission lines (microwave photons, input-output formalism); nonlinear circuit elements (superconducting qubits); quantum theory of signal amplification.

It will be a 5 ECTS course for RWTH Physics students. Lectures and exercises will be held every Wednesday from 14:30 – 17:00. Further details including the previous knowledge expected, learning outcomes, etc. can be obtained on the course webpage or by directly writing to PD Dr. Mikhail Pletyukhov <pletmikh@physik.rwth-aachen.de>.

 

 

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