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There is no doubt that quantum computers and the quantum internet will have a great impact on our world. But we don’t yet know quite how. As with traditional computers - we will only see the effects in the decades to come.
This course will provide you with a basic understanding of quantum computing and the quantum internet. Together, we’ll peek into the fascinating world of quantum phenomena, such as qubits, superposition, and entanglement.
We’ll envision the potential impact of quantum computing and the quantum internet.
You’ll explore various application areas, such as quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, encryption and secure communication, factorization, and blind quantum computation.
The course is aimed at a broad and diverse audience including policy-makers, people with a scientific or personal interest, business executives, and students at all levels. We invite you on a journey beyond what is known to us now, and to envision a world with quantum technologies.
This journey continues with our program Quantum 101: Quantum Computing and Quantum Internet, where we expand from an understanding of the building blocks of quantum computers to look at further applications and possibilities.
This course is authored by experts from the QuTech research center at Delft University of Technology. In the center scientists and engineers work together to enhance research and development in quantum technology. QuTech Academy’s aim is to inspire, share and disseminate knowledge about the latest developments in quantum technology.
This is a step back compared to https://www.edx.org/course/quantum-cryptography-caltechx-delftx-qucryptox-0. The course consists of about 20 minutes of video materials per week, plus so called "Quantum Library", a set of dozen short videos (some below 1 minute length) that are supposed to clarify the...
This is a step back compared to https://www.edx.org/course/quantum-cryptography-caltechx-delftx-qucryptox-0. The course consists of about 20 minutes of video materials per week, plus so called "Quantum Library", a set of dozen short videos (some below 1 minute length) that are supposed to clarify the concepts of quantum mechanics.
An irresponsible paramount of scientific dreams and keywords juggling, taking into account the innocent, uneducated, young online audience. The forums, inspired by the open questions posted by the staff plunged into a meaningless, emotional hype. Some comments that appeared on the forum, and have NOT be addressed in any way by the staff:
"Simulate the impact of long space travel (e.g. trip to Mars) on the body. Apparently time in space alters DNA, what else will change?"
"We still have yet to see a commercially realized universal quantum computer of any size. I can believe that's within 5 years, but to get the cost down to bring it into the home will take another decade."
"Will it open another possibility if the human brain cell can be simulated by a quantum computer? Can we finally unlock the mystery of intelligence? How the brain cell works? How the information gets processed inside it?"
"A Hamiltonian, that is for us a large matrix with lots of numbers.
And it contains the information about the basic elements of the molecule or the material,
the system we are trying to simulate ... we'll allow this computer to find all the relevant properties of the system without ever having to build it in the lab". This is actually a statement from the video lecture by one of the instructors.
Now, to the good parts of the course: it provides an intuitive explanation of superposition (using an example of a clock) and points to an intuitive introduction to the BB84 protocol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVzRbU6y7Ks. The course provides also an overview of possible applications of quantum computing.