Subject Area

Physics, Computer Science

You are interested in math, physics, engineering, or technology

You are fascinated by quantum computers’ potential to revolutionize computing power

You are excited to learn about technologies that could shape the future

How quantum computers work and how they differ from classical computers

How to program and evaluate simple quantum circuits

The different implementations being used to build quantum computers

A 6-page research paper on a quantum computing topic of your choice

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PhD, Physics, Harvard University (expecting 2024)

M.A. Physics, Harvard University

A.B. Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University

The instructor’s research focuses on a quantum science platform utilizing ultracold atoms and molecules. The instructor has co-authored over 10 peer reviewed papers and has taught as a teaching fellow in college courses in mathematics and physics for 8 semesters.

PhD, Physics, Harvard University (expecting 2024)

M.A. Physics, Harvard University

A.B. Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University

The instructor’s research focuses on a quantum science platform utilizing ultracold atoms and molecules. The instructor has co-authored over 10 peer reviewed papers and has taught as a teaching fellow in college courses in mathematics and physics for 8 semesters.

This workshop

Quantum Computing: The Future of Technology

In-depth Research

Example Topics

Simulating and evaluating noise on modern hardware

Exploring fault-tolerant quantum computers and quantum error correction

Exploring hybrid quantum-classical algorithms that utilize both quantum and classical computers

Submission to

Academic Journals

Competitions

Capacity

8 students

Workshop Fee

US$ 2,850

Format

Zoom

Duration

8 classes in 8 weeks

Fall 2024

Section A

Meeting Times

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM ET

Date

Oct 11 - Nov 29 (Fri)

Section B

Meeting Times

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM ET

Date

Oct 12 - Nov 30 (Sat)

Section C

Meeting Times

Date

Section D

Meeting Times

Date

The dates of the last 2 classes may change based on everyone's exam schedules.

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Scholarships Available

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Prerequisites

Algebra. Knowledge in Physics, Computer Science and Linear Algebra will be covered as needed, but prior experience will be helpful.

Homework Load

One problem set a week, which is expected to take up to 3 hours.

Description

Modern computers have developed at an exponential pace, where computing power on small devices like smartphones already outpace the best computers of a decade ago. However, continuing this rapid progress requires overcoming increasingly stringent physical constraints, some of which are brought upon by quantum mechanics. Quantum computing promises to overcome these barriers by utilizing quantum features for faster computing. In this course, we will understand how quantum computers introduce new paradigms which can revolutionize computing. We will learn how to understand, evaluate, and program quantum circuits. We will also survey the current progress in the field both from academia and industry.

After the course, students will be prepared to perform research on many topics including: simulating and evaluating noise on modern hardware, exploring fault-tolerant quantum computers and quantum error correction, exploring hybrid quantum-classical algorithms that utilize both quantum and classical computers.

After this course, students who are interested in this area can pursue Mentored Advanced Research (MAP) on topics such as:

- Simulating and evaluating noise on modern hardware
- Exploring fault-tolerant quantum computers and quantum error correction
- Exploring hybrid quantum-classical algorithms that utilize both quantum and classical computers