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University of California at Berkeley
Quantum computing is going to revolutionize the field of technology over the next decade. What is quantum computing? It is a rapidly-emerging technology that harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to solve problems that are too complex for classical computers. The tools being used in this field were just imagination three decades ago. Superconducting quantum processors are being designed by companies like IBM to build superconducting quantum processors that will supply quantum computing speed and capacity that will change the world. This course will help prepare the next generation of students with the quantum knowledge and skills. This course will introduce key quantum computing concepts, like superposition and entanglement. Students will also explore quantum phenomena and applications. They will learn from curriculum designed by leading experts in academia and the quantum computing industry.
Meet your instructor
Physics & Quantum Computing UC Berkeley
Mark Hannum holds his MS in Applied and Engineering Physics from George Mason University and his BA in Mathematics and Physics. He is an accomplished educator and physicist, and has over 20 years of experience teaching both in high school and at American University.Learn more
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Hands on Learning
Students in this course will work individually and in groups on activities that explain the foundational concepts and differences in classical and quantum computing. In the past, students were tasked with creating a program that could perform basic quantum operations and visualize quantum circuits. They also explored the implications of quantum computing in cryptography.
There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons of each week are dedicated to students' course-specific academic excursion, guest speaker, or activity.
UC Berkeley is located near the heart of Silicon Valley, which provides opportunities for students to interact with professionals in the quantum computing field. Students in the past have had the opportunity to tour the Haeffner Trapped Ion Lab at UC Berkeley and meet with post graduate researchers in the field.